Tesla Powerwall: Australian 2016 Pricing Number Crunch and Payback Times

Back in May, 2015, the payback figures for the Powerwall were calculated based on an assumed Australian cost and example electricity prices. Now there are local installed costs available, we havec¬† recalculated and gone over the numbers. The question is, can the Powerwall give an acceptable payback period? Check out our previous numbers, or catch […]

Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

The old joke says the questions in economics exams don’t change from year to year, but the answers do. Welcome to the economics of energy and climate change, which has changed a lot without many people noticing – including Malcolm Turnbull and his climate-change denying mates. They’ve missed that the economics has shifted decisively in […]

Will that be cash or car? Jaguar and Shell roll out in-car fuel payment app

The Jaguar XE¬†supports the Shell mobile pay app Cashless payments have rolled out on phones and smartwatches, but up until now they hadn’t made it into cars. That’s set to change, thanks to a collaboration between Jaguar and Shell that allows drivers to pay for their fuel using the touchscreen in their car. Instead of […]

Art Rosenfeld, ‘Godfather’ of Energy Efficiency, Dies at the age of 90yrs

Physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, who spearheaded breakthroughs in energy efficiency for lighting, refrigerators, televisions and other electronics while working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has died. He was 90. Rosenfeld died Jan. 27 at his home in Berkeley, said Lawrence Berkeley National Lab spokeswoman Julie Chao. Rosenfeld was known to his colleagues as California’s “godfather” […]