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.
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.
Energy Projects in Line for Underwriting
The federal government is planning to underwrite projects for power generation so the electricity grid becomes more reliable.
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.
Clear Energy Policy Again Eludes Coalition
A cohesive energy policy continues to elude the coalition government ahead of the looming federal election.
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...
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...