Issue 148 is hot off the press and full of advice for your sustainable home this winter. As always, Renew comes overflowing with articles to satisfy both the technically and the not-so-technically minded. Regardless of whether your interest is buying an electric car or e-bike, energy efficiency at home, making the most of your garden, understanding whether gas or electricity is best for lowering your emissions, or retrofitting your windows for better thermal performance, there is something for everyone in this issue.
Renew 148 has a special focus on sustainable transport. Inside you’ll find:
Special feature: Sustainable transport
Electric vehicle buyers guide
Is there an electric vehicle in your future? Our guide shows you the options, and the features to look for.
Electric car case studies x 5
Five different EVs, five stories: Leaf, Ioniq, Tesla X, i-MiEV, and Australia’s first farm ute conversion.
A winning formula
We explore the ecological and cost benefits of an efficient, all-electric house with an EV in the garage.
The carrot and the stick of reducing transport emissions
How do we optimise for energy-efficient transport like walking, cycling and public transport?
Buses from day one: case study
This new suburb in Canberra has committed to providing public transport from the get-go.
Catching the carpool
There’s room for a huge reduction in congestion and emissions if we all just shared a little more.
EV Expo fleet case studies x 2
Melbourne City Council and Australia Post are both seeing great results from their EV fleets.
I love to ride my e-bike: case studies x 2
Two electric bike owners explain why they love them.
EVs and the grid
EV charging can actually help stabilise our grid. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need to plan for it.
Trains, planes and buses: an update on where e-transport is at.
The hydrogen question
We examine the pros and cons of hydrogen in our energy system.
Solar-powered building site
It’s common to think about solar powering a building, but what about the building site? Well, it is possible to run those big tools from a battery.
Don’t mention the emergency?
Climate change or climate emergency? The language we use is important.
Solar for an emergency
John Hermans suggests different ways to think about sizing your solar system to meet the needs of a climate emergency.
Working with contours
In this dry country garden, water is at a premium. So how does this garden look so good?
Going electric with hydronic heating
One family’s story of a shift from gas to heat pump hydronic heating, the issues along the way, and the results.
Emissions report: household electricity versus gas
Switching from gas to electricity for heating, hot water and cooking can favour your hip pocket. But which fuel gives the lowest emissions?
DIY double glazing for aluminium windows
A simple, renter-friendly way to improve the performance of aluminium-framed windows.