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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Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

The Flex series of flexible solar laminates from MiaSolé (owned by solar giant Hanergy) are designed to stick directly to suitable roofing profiles (such as standing seam roof sheets), eliminating mounting systems and roof penetrations from screws. The modules are based on CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) cells and have efficiencies as high as many crystalline silicon panels.

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The gas-transition debate

The gas-transition debate

Alan Pears updates us on the latest IPCC report, discusses appliance and EV efficiency, and asks why makers of hybrid vehicles are not offering plug-in upgrades.

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From little things…

From little things…

Who amongst us has not stood on a beach, looked out at the crashing surf ... and thought, "Boy, that's a whole lot of free energy"? Unfortunately, though, harnessing the power of the ocean isn't quite as easy as it might seem. Emily Jarvie takes a deep breath and dives into the world of wave energy.

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