Cycling in Sydney Australia
This is the outcome of longterm efforts by a lot of cycling advocates, mostly amalgamated under We Ride. https://www.weride.org.au/
It does look promising, but they've not mentioned any time frame - could be on the "never, never". At least it's more positive than the bike hating liarbrels!
Have to get them elected first, I am voting on Monday, can't wait
Vote early and vote often!
I was delayed early yesterday morning so only got to vote at 9:15, 591 George St early polling is in an ex-bank with polling officials behind security glass in the tellers area, nice touch, no queues either, think of the time saving now as I don't have to pay any attention to the circus in the next 3 weeks, can start planning an election party
Very tempting to vote early but I enjoy the stroll up to the local hall to vote, it’s amazing to see residents on the streets walking.
...from their cars, mostly.
Labor proposes 50% electric by 2030 and Liberals say "no way, think of the tradies", (Nationals want coal fired vehicles).
But in other civilised, even "conservative" ruled, countries,
"The UK government's current policy is to insist that by 2040, all new cars and vans sold in the UK should be zero emissions - that means electric or hydrogen."
"The UK government's plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is too tame, advisers will say.
"Drivers will benefit if electric cars come to dominate the new car market a full decade earlier, they will claim."
"The Committee on Climate Change believes electric cars will be cheaper to buy than petrol or diesel vehicles by 2024-5."
The committee will say 2030 would be a feasible date for the government to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars."
"A source at the Department for Transport indicated that the government might consider bringing forward the switchover date if drivers were turning to electric cars more quickly."
Where's the extra 30% power generation required to charge all those electric cars (or generate hydrogen) going to come from?
My rooftop power station.
Bill's a visionary (the other one), it is a great pity we have to wait another 3 weeks before he can start cleaning up the Abbot/Turnbull/Morrison mess.
You people are hilarious.
And also worryingly ignorant.
A couple of practicalities to consider:
- home rooftop solar isn't where the majority of EV's will be parked during the day
- EV's will be driven home from work and charged at night -- so where's the sunlight?
The problem is not just power generation, its also a major redesign of the distribution system.
(oh, and you'll need almost 100% backup for the solar and wind anyway. It tends not to be sunny and/or windy all the time)
With the improving price and availability of home battery storage systems e.g. Tesla Powerwall, EVs will more popularly recharge at night from the home battery pack.
And the more batteries in the network, the more even and predictable the network will become.