History of electric vehicles in Australia

Blade Getz EV motor

Blade Electric Vehicle (circa 2008) The Blade Electric Vehicle was an electric car conversion for new and used Hyundai Getz cars commenced production during 2008. It is no longer available. Mitsubishi  iMiEV The iMiEV electric car (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) was available in some countries late in 2009 or early in 2010. It was expensive, not popular and… Continue reading History of electric vehicles in Australia

Other alternatives to petrol cars

All of the below vehicles produce some emissions. For more information see Comparison of Transport Fuels Report. Gas conversions If you already own a petrol car:

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Recycling things that you use is an important action you can take to live more sustainably and reduce pollution. However, it is not always easy to find out how and where you can recycle some items. Don’t dump it, recycle it! The following products are often taken by local Council kerbside collections . Check with your… Continue reading Recycling

A new platform for Greenlivingpedia

Work is underway migrating Greenlivingpedia content to this new WordPress platform. Greenlivingpedia was previously available as wiki on the Mediawiki platform but upgrades to that platform were very difficult to implement.

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Carbon offsets

Carbon offsets or carbon credits are mechanisms by which greenhouse gas emissions by individuals and/or companies, or even countries, can be “offset” against activities that reduce emissions. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases. One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of… Continue reading Carbon offsets

Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France from November 30th to December 11th. In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve… Continue reading Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

Solar power

Knoxfield house 2.4 kW array

Solar power is produced from the sun with zero carbon emissions. Let’s face it, the sun has been producing energy for billions of years. Here is some history of its use by humanity. Solar Energy and Power Solar energy is the light and heat from the Sun that has been harnessed by humans since ancient times… Continue reading Solar power