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“The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s

largest venues for exchanges among those

interested in industrial design. The receipt

of the award for five consecutive years is yet

another recognition of the competitiveness

of our designs,” said Jeong Taek-Gyun, Senior

Managing Director at Kumho Tyre R&D

headquarter, “We will continue to build our

capabilities in all areas of tyre technology,

including design, in order to enhance our

brand image.”

MORE INFORMATION

Khumo Tyre

www.kumho.com.au

INVESTMENT BOOST NEEDED TO

REACH RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

Australia needs to increase the pace of large-scale renewable

energy development sevenfold if it is going to reach the

Renewable Energy Target (RET).

A report released by the Clean Energy Regulator recently

found that it is still possible for Australia to meet the RET by

2020, but only if a large number of new projects commence now.

Only 409 megawatts of new capacity was committed last

year, after a two-year political assault on the target which

damaged investment and resulted in large-scale job losses in

the industry.

Australian Wind Alliance national coordinator Andrew

Bray said electricity retailers have no time to waste and all

sides

of

politics

must immediately do

everything in their

power to get projects

off the ground.

“By the regulator’s

own estimates there

are projects ready to

go that would deliver 9000 megawatts of power – but we are not

seeing shovels in the ground,” Mr Bray said.

Mr Bray said that with a federal election looming, Australia

needs clear long-term vision from the government for the renewable

energy industry.

"Markets need certainty and it is not clear what the government's

vision is for renewable energy post-2020. We hope this will be made

clear throughout the campaign,” he said.

“Wind farms create jobs and investment in parts of Australia

which are traditionally starved of both, so it is no wonder that

there is strong community support for the industry.

Under Tony Abbott, the industry was trashed and thousands

of jobs were lost in Australia while clean energy boomed around

the world,” Mr Bray said.

The large-scale Renewable Energy Target requires Australia

to generate 33,000 gigawatt hours of additional renewable

electricity by 2020 - which is equivalent to the amount of

electricity required to power five million houses for a year.

MORE INFORMATION

Australian Wind Alliance

www.windalliance.org.au

NEWS

WIN A 20V MAX LITHIUM-ION RECIPROCATING SAW!

With a no-load speed of 2,900rpm and a pendulum function, the 20V Max Lithium-ion Reciprocating Saw WX508.9

has improved cutting efficiency when sawing through wood, PVC pipe, and steel materials. The saw is simpler and more

comfortable thanks to the Tool-Less blade change system and rubber overmould grip. The adjustable pivot foot plate

provides a larger contact surface for stability, and when it comes to power, the WX508.9 has plenty to get the job done.

The High-Capacity 20V Max Lithium battery is cordless and the Powershare® 20V battery is interchangeable with

other WORX tools, so you can switch batteries between tools and never be short for power.

Just tell us in 25 words or less why you need a WORX

Reciprocating Saw and the most imaginative

answer will recieve a WX508.9 valued

at RRP $149.00 as well as two

WORX 20V Max Lithium

batteries and 14.4V-20V 30

minute charger, valued at RRP

$79.95 each!

Send your entries to Elaine.Sharman@glen

.com.au

For more information on the 20V Max Lithium-ion Reciprocating Saw

WX508.9 go to

www.worx.com

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