All-Electric Future Fizzles: EV Chargers First Target For RE Power Rationing

The trope has it that soon we’ll all be auto-piloted by EVs charged by electrons lovingly caressed from sunshine and breezes. Although, if that vision is ever realised, expect to hear more about collisions between stray unicorns and EVs, which is just as likely as an RE-powered all-EV future. Meanwhile, back on Earth, grid managers […]

What’s Under the Hood: The Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles

  In their sillier moments, wind and solar advocates claim that we’ll all soon be driving electric vehicles, lovingly recharged with sunshine and breezes. In Australia, those seemingly virtuous souls with EVs are really being propelled by coal, because 85% of the electricity passing through its Eastern grid comes from coal-fired plants. It’s an irony, […]

Electric Dreams: Energy Minister Pushes Coal-Powered Cars

  Those virtuous few driving all-Electric Vehicles are bound to ignore the fact that their cars really run on coal. A few posts back, STT covered Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg’s latest flight of fancy: Fossil Fuel Renaissance: Australia’s Energy Minister Promotes Coal-Powered Cars While there’s nothing wrong in theory about all-Electric Vehicles, if they really were a […]

Fossil Fuel Renaissance: Australia’s Energy Minister Promotes Coal-Powered Cars

  Just when you thought Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he outdoes himself. Presiding over a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity (for which his Liberal/National Coalition is just as culpable as the Green/Labor Alliance that helped set it up), Frydenberg has spent the last fortnight or so pushing all […]