Monday 18th June 2018
Today Erin Jones talks Sustainable Transport. Starting with the potential of powering Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy with campaigners Pat Simons – Yes 2 Renewables Community Coordinator and Rachel Lynskey, Friends of the Earth’s Sustainable Cities Campaigner.
We chat with Richard McNeall a volunteer with the Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) who coordinated the Round Australia Electric Highway, a joint initiative between the Tesla Owners Club of Australia and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association. The Round Australia Electric Highway https://www.teslaowners.org.au/round-australia allows drivers of EVs – of any brand – to circumnavigate the whole country, including going through the Red Centre. The average distance between charge points is 200km, with only a few outliers at 400 km. The TOCA is issuing certificates to the first 100 vehicles to complete the fully circuit around the country.
Finally we speak with Louise Page from Save Westernport https://www.savewesternport.org/ about the proposed AGL floating gas import platform at Crib Point. There is a public rally in Hastings at Hastings Foreshore on July 1st.
Yes 2 Renewables Community Coordinator
FoE’s Sustainable Cities Campaigner