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Category: Resource Efficiency

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Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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Australia's energy efficient market update: VEECs at two year lows

Australia’s energy efficient market update: VEECs at two year lows

Success of commercial lighting initiatives creates a surplus of energy efficiency certificates, and pushes price down to near two year lows.

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Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Victoria has the fastest growing population of all the states and is experiencing strong economic growth, yet its electricity consumption continues to fall.

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The will of government - not coal - is key to energy access …

The will of government – not coal – is key to energy access …

Bhutan shows it is not really coal or any other source of energy that is the missing ingredient in providing electricity to children of the Third World.

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Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

On Monday, 50 years of coal generation in South Australia ended with the closure of the Northern power station. But Northern’s shutdown does not mean that South Australian power supply is coal-free.

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Energy Markets: Spot prices rise dramatically from 2015

Energy Markets: Spot prices rise dramatically from 2015

Spot electricity prices high, volatility low, more bets on rooftop solar and storage. Plus: the latest in consumption data and share price movements.

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RayGen to develop utility-scale solar PV tower plant in Victoria

RayGen to develop utility-scale solar PV tower plant in Victoria

Melbourne solar company RayGen Resources will use $2.9 ARENA grant to develop a utility-scale concentrating solar PV tower plant in Victoria.

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Coal collapse turns 50 as Peabody fails, "clean coal" exposed as myth

Coal collapse turns 50 as Peabody fails, “clean coal” exposed as myth

Peabody biggest and most dramatic of coal company failures, as new report finds that even “clean coal” has no role in a world aiming for less than 2C temperature rises.

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Tasmania needs to look at efficiency to resolve electricity crisis

Tasmania needs to look at efficiency to resolve electricity crisis

The risks to Tasmania’s energy supply continue to mount. The state should upgrade the electrical energy efficiency of buildings and equipment used for winter heating by homes and businesses.

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50 years after the lucky country, Australia's challenge remains

50 years after the lucky country, Australia’s challenge remains

Australia is among the worst of the affluent countries on resource use, waste production, greenhouse gases and obesity. Still feeling lucky?

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Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children's playground

Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children’s playground

The blades of two decommissioned Victorian wind turbines will be used to build a children’s playground in the coastal town of Wonthaggi.