Category Archives: TOWNS & TRANSPORT

It sounds like hydrogen jets are feasible

Hi all, Hydrogen takes up more cargo or passenger space. That sounds like a real problem when that’s cutting into an airlines already very tight profits. But here’s the thing. Fuel cells require vastly less servicing than combustion engines! So … Continue reading

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I’m more excited about Australian electric Semi JANUS than Tesla!

The big surprise for me this week is that I’m more excited by today’s Aussie electric trucking firm Janus than the shiny Tesla semi we’re being promised in a few years. Why? It carries more, better. Tesla Semi carries 40 … Continue reading

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Trackless trams / EV bus-trains are a cheap way to connect precincts

Hi all, good old Professor Peter Newman is still at it – changing Australian neighbourhoods to be more local, walk-able, water-wise, connected and green. One of the key connecting strategies are the so-called “Trackless trams” which can be thought of … Continue reading

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Dubai finally going New Urban – but at what cost?

Hi all,it seems even the giant tourist-attraction city of Dubai is starting to think about New Urban planning. The mantra up to now has been to get people out of the airport and spending money in the city. What’s today’s … Continue reading

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Killer heatwaves

This is major. If we go past 2 degrees, 3 BILLION people will face killer heatwaves that last a few days, weeks or even a month or two each year. Farmers, builders and other outside workers will just have to … Continue reading

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