Affordable EVs from BYD and MG are contributing to the uptake. Photo courtesy of Majella Waterworth.

Is An Australian EV Road User Tax Inevitable?

Electric vehicles made headlines again this week with the Australian High Court decision to rescind an EV road user tax based on kilometres travelled, introduced by the Victorian state government in July 2021. Don’t celebrate too quickly, the decision is likely to be challenged by a consortium of Australian states … [continued]

The MC³ XPRIZE Carbon Removal Team

What better way to spend a hard lockdown in Victoria, Australia, and Sunway, Malaysia, than by submitting a proposal for Elon Musk’s $100 million XPRIZE in carbon removal. The team of researchers from Monash University (pictured above) has been awarded $250,000 from the Musk Foundation to continue their work in … [continued]

Unlocking Renewables In Victoria

In the western parts of Victoria, rich in solar and wind resources, many solar and wind projects are stuck because of grid stability and access problems. They are facing lengthy delays in getting connected, and even when connected, their output is curtailed. However, progress is afoot. After years of squabbles … [continued]