Renew 157 out now: Indigenous foods, the National Construction Code, Sustainable House Day, EVs for newbies, including buyers guide, and more!

In Renew 157, there’s an in-depth look at battery electric vehicles and why they are the future; a buyers guide on EVs; a detailed look at updates to the National Construction Code; The interesting world that is Indigenous foods; The problem of invasive species.

There’s also our regular recycling series, which looks at organic waste this issue; a greatly expanded Sustainable House Day; the The Renew Toowoomba branch Electric Vehicle and E-Bike Expo; our regular member profile, crossword, news, products and Q&A sections; and… more!

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Alan Pears updates us on the pending energy crisis in many parts of the world, discusses the future of big batteries, and looks at an often overlooked form of housing.

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EV street charging trial

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