The Ford plant closure is a sad loss of manufacturing know-how
The closure of Ford’s casting plant in Geelong does make you wonder how losing the ability to make our own engines can be a step forward. Australia should take stock and contemplate what kind of society we are becoming.
The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining
Recently Sandfire Resources, a gold and copper producer based in Western Australia, announced its new solar power plant will soon start powering its DeGrussa mine. By replacing diesel power, the 10-megawatt power station, with 34,000 panels and lithium storage batteries, is expected to reduce the mine’s carbon emissions by 15%. This is an exciting development … Continue reading The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining
Australia’s manufacturing future is high tech
Large-scale manufacturing plants that employ thousands of people are things of the past. But we can still become a global supplier of high-tech products.