“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
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
Australian Wind Alliance national coordinator Andrew
Bray said electricity retailers have no time to waste and all
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
"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.
Australian Wind Alliancewww.windalliance.org.au
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
Send your entries to Elaine.Sharman@glen.com.au
For more information on the 20V Max Lithium-ion Reciprocating Saw
WX508.9 go towww.worx.com
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