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Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Energy
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
Energy
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
Buildings
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
Environment
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
Energy
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
Energy
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
Energy
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
Energy
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
Commercial
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...

Energy
May 30 2018
Hydro, Wind Equal for Australia Renewable Power

Wind and hydro provided near identical amounts of power to the electricity system for the first time last year.

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Energy
May 1 2018
Qld Govt Rolls out $50 Power Bill Credit

Nearly two million southeast Queensland households will have $50 knocked off their energy bills as they reap dividends from state-owned electricity generators.

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Energy
Mar 27 2018
NSW Residents Foot Govt's BIG Power Bill

NSW, Queensland and Tasmanian residents pay between $100 and $400 more than they should each year in electricity bills to cover government overspending and "poor decisions",...

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Green
Mar 15 2018
Retrofitting Homes to Improve Energy Ratings and Reduce Emissions

University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.

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Energy
Mar 7 2018
Solar Systems Smash Record Installations

The sun continues to shine on Australia's solar industry with a record 3.5 million panels installed on our rooftops last year.

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Energy
Feb 28 2018
Snowy 2.0 a Project for Future, Not Now

The Snowy 2.0 hydro storage expansion plan is a project aimed at meeting Australia's electricity needs in a future with fewer coal-fired power stations.

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Energy
Feb 23 2018
Energy Dominates SA Election Campaign

Nick Xenophon has vowed to "keep the bastards accountable" on energy costs and will pull the plug on any South Australian minority government if it can't...

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Green
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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Energy
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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