Last week, we got the news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed a new cabinet. As part of this keenly awaited announcement, we learned that two previously separate portfolios had been combined, meaning that Josh Frydenberg is now the Minister for both environment and energy.

This represents a great opportunity for action, because energy and environment are inextricably linked. To address the problems with one, we’re going to have to change the way we use the other. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) recently published a report called Low Carbon, High Performance, showing how…