That diesel costs money and sunlight does not is a no brainer, but it takes an initiative such as the one underway in the tiny town of Borroloola to translate this into dollars and cents. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Electric cars are the future, and in the Alice – with all our sunshine – they are a no-brainer, says local businessman Hunter Murray (pictured). He has four of them, ranging from two town runabouts to a luxury Tesla 3 that's the closest thing to a driverless car I've been in. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The current upheaval in the Territory's electricity business clearly has some of its roots in the drawn-out and largely inconclusive pursuit of getting 50% of the power we consume from renewable sources by 2030. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
How fast can we – should we – transition from fossil fuel driven electricity generation to renewables? Will the bean counters have the say, or the people considering climate change is threatening our survival? A huge experiment under way in Territory bush communities will be casting light on this. ERWIN CHLANDA reports, with advice from LYNDON FREARSON, from the Alice Springs based think tank Ekistica.
The sun's doing a great job for solar power. Now the bureaucrats have to do their bit. RePower Alice Springs gives an update of how we can make fossil fuel use a thing of the past. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Regulation of electrical reticulation in Ho Chi Minh City seems as inadequate ours is over the top.