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
Around much of Australia, the presence of solar panels on roofs has become commonplace.
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...
Communication, Creativity Key in Touting the Logic of Sustainability
We are in the infancy of a low carbon and sustainable economy.
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
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
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?
The Finkel Review, released in June 2017, is a report to the federal government regarding the future of the national electricity market.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Waste Will Power New Victorian Paper Mill
A Victorian paper mill is set to be powered by a new $600 million waste plant and generate more than 1000 jobs.
Plans for 66 Power Stations Seek Govt Cash
The federal government has received 66 submissions from power generators looking for taxpayer money to underwrite new investments.
Energy sector bands together for customers
Australia's biggest electricity companies are vowing to put customers and affordability back at the centre of their thinking with a new energy charter.
Another big battery comes online in SA
Another big battery has come online in South Australia with the 30-megawatt facility to help stabilise local electricity supplies and provide back-up power to 4500 properties...
Solar Roads the Next Battleground in Energy Generation
Back in December 2016, France opened what it says was the world’s first road to be covered with a surface of solar panels.