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by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 13:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11816

emissions trading / carbon trading

... The per capita concept is irrelevant when we are dealing with one biosphere. So, if I live a profligate lifestyle, heat the house so warm in winter that I can wear shorts, use a big car to do trivial tasks, spawn lots of children who grow up to do the same thing etc that would be OK in Australi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Aug 2010, 13:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11816

emissions trading / carbon trading

Ditto, but doesn't government policy require you to buy greenpower in order to have an export capable CGI solar system connected in your area ? (should do)..... I am not aware of any requirement to buy Greenpower beyond the Federal Renewable Energy Target, ramping up to the 20% by 2020, currently u...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 20:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11816

emissions trading / carbon trading

CFCs were easy. Countries entered treaties to phase out CFCs. They passed laws to say "you must replace CFC refrigerants and propellants with these alternatives we already have which don't cost much more aside from a set up cost". The equivalent would be to say, "We have entered a treaty that says w...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 20:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions

The best result for EV progress is a LIB/NAT victory, since Joe Hockey is an EV supporter.......... If Liberals won, for the next 10 months, they would still have control of the senate and would pass whatever they care to. Abbott (and most of the other scientific illiterates in his party) could dro...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 17:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions

We haven't seen what type of NEW car will qualify, but I understand that Australian made 6 cylinder cars won't qualify, so this will fuel imports. According to the labor proposal the new car would have to have a Green Vehicle Guide greenhouse rating of 6/10 or better. That means you can't trade in ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Aug 2010, 02:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions

Thanks for the link to the on line version. The print version has almost twice as much.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 08 Aug 2010, 23:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Cash for Clunkers and EV conversions

See the following:
http://www.canberraev.org/content/peter ... erra-times
From The Canberra Times, 8/8/10.
Cheers,
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 15:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: When does new NCOP14 come in?
Replies: 0
Views: 582

When does new NCOP14 come in?

Hi, Do we know whether the new NCOP14 has been adopted yet or when it is likely to be adopted? My car has been on the road already for over a year so I am OK. However, we have a new member in Canberra who has purchased a car converted some years ago in another state. She has been told by our local m...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 20 Apr 2010, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: From Canberra: What the pollies think of EVs....
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

From Canberra: What the pollies think of EVs....

Here's some of the discussion from the Canberra mailing list. It was suggested we sent it to the national forum. So, here it is..... Start at the bottom and read up. --------------------------------------------- And I sent the following to the two senators who received Bill's letter: Dear Senators C...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 19 Apr 2010, 23:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 1984 Civic suitablity?
Replies: 3
Views: 799

1984 Civic suitablity?

I had a 1986 Civic which was not in good cosmetic condition. I converted a Daihatsu charade instead. The 86 civic was zippy and efficient because it was decently light and those characteristics should carry over. It didn't have as much space in the rear compared to the charade and the hatch was more...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 19 Apr 2010, 22:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

What's a druther? It's part of a longer phrase. It's because someone addressing a series of conditional preferences might keep starting sentences with "I'd rather have....". Slur that together and you have "I 'druther have..." So, I could ask you "Well, if you could have your 'druthers, what would ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 09 Apr 2010, 14:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

An example of this is a recent interview with Evan Thornley, of Better Place (and formerly a State labour Party MP); eg; Questioner: Mr Thornley, I live in an apartment building, how will I charge my EV ? ET: (laughs) From the plug in your garage Q : My body corporate forbids the use of the common ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 08 Apr 2010, 17:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

...it should be noted,again, a MAJOR advantage of EVs is that they suit the non base load characteristics of SOME zero emission energy sources as they can be charged when energy IS available. EVs do not have to contribute to peak load at all and should NOT be allowed/designed to. i.e. public daytim...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 16:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

I am vaguely aware of consideration of a HV DC cable being proposed to link large scale solar power in the Sahara with Europe. Presumably we would be looking at roughly similar costs. That might be a topic to research to get an estimate.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 22:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor

I'll try to remember to post my configuration in the next few days. However, if the shunt simply had a different resistance from the expected one you should just get a consistently lower- or higher-than-correct current reading on both discharging and charging and the gauge should still come back clo...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 20:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor

Mine is not as bad as yours by the sound of it. Mine always recharges to read 90-something% and sometimes it does reset to 100% as it should; it never goes to only 77% when it should be full. For me it is only a minor irritation because the accuracy is never too far out but I would certainly be unha...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 18:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Setting up an e-xpert pro battery monitor

I have the same TBS gauge and get the same thing. Sometimes it syncronises as expected and sometimes it doesn't and I'm left with the battery full, the charger automatically turned off and the the gauge showing 90-something%. I spent some time fiddling with the voltage and current settings that defi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 22 Mar 2010, 13:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Daewoo-Matiz-12-99-electric-vehical-ev-project-5-speed_W0QQitemZ190380858954QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Cars?hash=item2c53955e4a I would have to disagree here Eugen, thats a little motor (hydraulic from a forklift perhaps). even in a car that small, performance will be below that o...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 21 Mar 2010, 15:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

I once asked someone from a relevant area of CSIRO how long the world's known reserves of uranium would last if by magic we were to provide all the worlds power by conventional fission reactors at current consumption rates.   From memory I think the answer was 'about 35 years', in any case something...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 19 Mar 2010, 02:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

When the authorities can guarantee that the electrons arriving at my house are green and not black I will start to believe. I suppose then that you are not happy unless the bank gives you back the same notes you deposited in your account. No assurances from an accountant or auditor would be good en...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 19 Mar 2010, 02:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

When the authorities can guarantee that the electrons arriving at my house are green and not black I will start to believe. I suppose then that you are not happy unless the bank gives you back the same notes you deposited in your account. No assurances from an accountant or auditor would be good en...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Mar 2010, 22:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

...I am aware that there is nowhere near enough "green energy" generated to supply the green demand. So if this scheme is audited how is that possible. Who audits the scheme and what happens if there is a shortfall in the amount of Green power available? According to http://greenpower.gov.au/our-au...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Mar 2010, 21:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

Easily fixed! Worry no more! Make one phone call, say you want 100% GreenPower (greenpower.gov.au), pay about 7c/KWh extra, and the electricity retailer is obliged to purchase as much renewable energy as you consume. So you still believe in Santa Claus then Peter http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/s...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Mar 2010, 16:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28254

Why get an EV?

Actually if you charge an EV in NSW you are doing more damage to the environment than driving an average ICE. ....... EV's are only better for the environment if - They can be charged from a renewable energy source eg. solar, wind and maybe biofuels. Easily fixed! Worry no more! Make one phone call...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 12 Mar 2010, 17:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Grid Connect PV systems
Replies: 104
Views: 18789

Grid Connect PV systems

Whether PV is financially worthwhile or not depends on where you live. In the ACT or NSW it is worthwhile due to the gross rather than net feed in tariff. That is, all your productions goes into the grid, is metered and paid for. All your consumption comes from the grid and is metered separately and...