electrify 2515

Electrify 2515

Electrify 2515 is a dedicated group of local people who share a passion for big ideas and positive change, working together on a voluntary basis. Their goal is to create Australia’s first zero emissions community and they are doing a number of activities to help bring it about. They are providing an opportunity for households… Continue reading electrify 2515

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Hornsdale Power Reserve big battery

Hornsby Power Reserve big battery. Credit https://hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au/

The Hornsdale Power Reserve is the world’s first big battery. It provides essential grid-support services (activities grid operators perform) including: The 150 MW grid-connected energy storage system is owned by Neoen and co-located with the Hornsdale Wind Farm in the Mid North region of South Australia. The first 100MW/129MWh was completed by Tesla in November… Continue reading Hornsdale Power Reserve big battery

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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

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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

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

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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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Travel smart maps

Melbourne bike grid map

TravelSmart maps provide information about traveling by bicycle, public transport and on foot within regions – often based on local government boundaries. Unfortunately there is no central website for accessing these maps across Australia. http://www.travelsmart.gov.au/ is no longer available. Rail Trails Australia Rail Trails Australia has information and maps for cycling or walking Australia’s wonderful rail… Continue reading Travel smart maps

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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

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