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200,000 cigarette butts in Perspex (Credit: City of Melbourne) The Council of the City of Melbourne is making big inroads into a worldwide litter problem, cigarette butts. The council is running a citywide program to recycle cigarette butts into plastic…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Pavegen walkway in Bird Street, London (Credit: Pavegen) What was once a grey and dull street connecting Oxford and Barrett Street in London has now become a showcase for clean, green city living and an oasis for shoppers. Bird Street,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Farming the suburbs – why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, University of Sydney Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want. dscribe Food provides the foundations for…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has recently launched its latest and final version of the CoastAdapt online tool. CoastAdapt was developed to allow councils and other organisations better understand and manage the risks that come with…
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  New research from the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) highlights the important role local councils are playing in contributing towards Australia’s tourism industry. More than 250 councils contributed to the research which focussed on local government spend on tourism…
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  Australians will be able to install new solar roof tiles as early as next year with Tesla now officially taking orders on their revolutionary new product. Tesla has been spruiking the durability of the tempered glass tiles and now…
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Eigg, Solar Panels A small island off the west coast of Scotland is showing the world how remote communities can generate their own power from renewable resources whilst being completely cut off from the main power grid. The Scottish island…
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Solar Panels at Topaz Solar, California USA South Australia’s power troubles have been well documented in recent times with perhaps the biggest headline being the state-wide blackout. News of the state’s power problems even reached Tesla CEO Elon Musk who…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Chicago Town Hall Green roofs (also known as living roofs) can provide a whole host of benefits to urban and commercial areas. What is a green roof? It is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:48

How electric cars can help save the grid

How electric cars can help save the grid Mark Andrich, University of Western Australia and Jemma Green, Curtin University Just think of it as a battery that can also take you to the shops. Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY A…
Published in Transport
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