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Thursday October 18, 2018

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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.

All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
Buildings
Tuesday September 12 2017

All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful

NatHERS specifications can help boost the energy efficiency of buildings, but some simple possibilities are left untapped. Some pundits have said “all energy models are wrong,...

Energy
Sep 27 2018
Renewable Energy Target Won't be Extended

The renewable energy target will not be replaced with "anything" when it expires in 2020, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has confirmed.

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Energy
Sep 27 2018
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme

Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.

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Energy
Sep 18 2018
Victorian Energy Regulator Warns AGL

Victoria's largest energy supplier AGL risks losing its licence to sell power in the state after the energy regulator issued a warning over the company's failure...

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Energy
Sep 14 2018
Energy Backflip Won't Hurt Power Bills: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims electricity prices will not go up, despite killing off his government's power bill-busting energy plan.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
Palaszczuk Rejects Palmer's Power Station

Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland doesn't need Clive Palmer's proposed new coal-fired power station.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
Victorian Gov't Beefs up Renewable Energy

New solar and wind farms will pump more than 900 megawatts of energy into Victoria's grid following the state government's reverse auction.

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Energy
Sep 10 2018
Palmer Promises Qld New Coal Power Station

Clive Palmer says he will back up his plans to mine Queensland's Galilee Basin with a new $1.54 billion coal-fired power station.

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Energy
Sep 7 2018
Electricity Bill Bonus a Bandaid: Minister

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has derided a canned coalition government plan to help cut power bills for Australians as a $1.6 billion bandaid fix.

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Energy
Aug 31 2018
Enviro Groups Slam Vic Libs' Energy Plan

Victorian environment groups say a Liberal election pledge for $50 million-plus renewable energy projects to use 75 per cent local materials is putting the horse before...

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