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Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Engineering
Tuesday January 30 2018

Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game

Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...

US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
Engineering
Friday January 26 2018

US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...

Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety
Engineering
Monday December 11 2017

Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety

It was the type of callout emergency service personnel dread.

Light Pollution on the Rise
Engineering
Tuesday November 28 2017

Light Pollution on the Rise

The world is getting brighter, but US scientists say that may not be a good thing.

Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy
Engineering
Tuesday September 26 2017

Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy

Australia will need up to three-quarters of its electricity coming from renewables by 2030 if it is to cut emissions in the cheapest way under a...

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On
Engineering
Thursday September 7 2017

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On

Consumers will have to pay for generators to be kept on stand-by to fill shortfalls in electricity during summer peaks or face the prospect of blackouts.

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts
Engineering
Wednesday September 6 2017

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts

South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.

Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
Engineering
Wednesday September 6 2017

Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open

The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...

Commercial Building Operating Costs Soar Well Above Inflation
Property
Wednesday August 23 2017

Commercial Building Operating Costs Soar Well Above Inflation

Soaring costs associated with council rates, electricity and insurance are driving increases in commercial building operating costs which far exceed the rate of general inflation, the...

Construction
Feb 6 2018
SA Solar Network to Create Jobs: Premier

The South Australian government's plan to install solar panels and Tesla batteries in 50,000 homes will create hundreds of jobs, Premier Jay Weatherill says.

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Engineering
Jan 31 2018
Origin Energy to axe 650 jobs

Origin Energy is slashing 650 jobs in a bid to reduce its operating and capital costs and boost its global competitiveness.

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Engineering
Jan 11 2018
South Australia's Solar Thermal Plant Gets Approval

A giant solar-thermal power plant to be built in South Australia's mid-north has received development approval from the state government.

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Engineering
Jan 10 2018
Oil Majors not Threatened by Renewables

Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $US8 billion over a decade into renewable...

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Engineering
Jan 4 2018
Abbott on Energy Warpath: Labor

Federal Labor says Tony Abbott is on the warpath, and might sink the Turnbull government's proposed national energy guarantee policy.

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Engineering
20 Dec, 2017
100,000 Without Power in Victoria

More than 100,000 properties are without power as storms lash Victoria, damaging buildings and felling power lines.

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Engineering
15 Dec, 2017
Origin to Halve Carbon Emissions by 2032

Origin Energy has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2032, as part of a broader transition to a low-carbon business to...

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