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Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings
Green
Thursday February 7 2019

Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings

Australia is set to get a long-term trajectory for low energy homes and commercial buildings after energy ministers agreed to a pathway to zero-energy and zero-carbon...

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy
Buildings
Thursday August 2 2018

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy

Around much of Australia, the presence of solar panels on roofs has become commonplace.

Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Green
Thursday July 5 2018

Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient design is often assumed to be a matter of ‘build it and they will come’, but this approach isn’t enough to get us to...

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Green
Friday June 15 2018

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?

Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure
Residential
Thursday January 4 2018

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure

Do a search on real estate sites for rental properties in the growing Melbourne outer-west suburb of Werribee and you are served up with up to...

What Does the Finkel Review Mean for the Property and Building Industries?
Business
Tuesday December 12 2017

What Does the Finkel Review Mean for the Property and Building Industries?

The Finkel Review, released in June 2017, is a report to the federal government regarding the future of the national electricity market.

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.

Energy
Apr 29 2019
NSW Govt Approves Port Kembla Gas Terminal

The NSW government has given the green light to a $250 million gas terminal at Port Kembla, near Wollongong.

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Energy
Mar 27 2019
Energy Projects in Line for Underwriting

The federal government is planning to underwrite projects for power generation so the electricity grid becomes more reliable.

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Business
Mar 13 2019
WA Govt Axes Deal with Wave Power Company

The West Australian government has decided to stop subsidising a company that planned a wave power project in the state's south but ran out of cash.

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Energy
Mar 12 2019
Clear Energy Policy Again Eludes Coalition

A cohesive energy policy continues to elude the coalition government ahead of the looming federal election. 

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Energy
Feb 22 2019
Fed Govt Challenged on Coal after Glencore

The federal government needs to rethink its defence of coal after Australia's biggest producer said it would cap output of the valuable commodity to help reduce...

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Energy
Feb 20 2019
Victoria to End Energy Price Fruit Salad

Not a basket case, but a fruit bowl - that's how the Victorian government has described the state's energy pricing structure, while announcing plans for an...

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Energy
Feb 13 2019
SA Interconnector to Cut Power Bills

Power bills for households in South Australia could fall by about $66 a year if a new interconnector is built with NSW, transmission company ElectraNet says.

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Energy
Feb 12 2019
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says

Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says. 

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Energy
Feb 11 2019
Energy projects awarded almost $10m

A "traffic controller" program on the NSW electricity grid to control energy sent to the system from household rooftop solar or batteries is among projects receiving...

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