The newly launched USS Zumwalt’s ‘all-electric’ power system both generates and distributes energy, for propulsion, weaponry and support services.
Category: Resource Efficiency
Could the most obvious future energy choice be the fuel we don’t use? The IEA’s inaugural Energy Efficiency Market Report reveals a market with investment levels on par with fossil fuels and renewables, and begs the question: should energy efficiency be considered the world’s ‘hidden fuel’ or ‘first fuel’?
The average family home in the US generates more than 160,000 pounds of greenhouse gasses a year. Does building an energy efficient house pay off?
A zero carbon house on 5×4m of land; an affordable eco-housing complex – two new examples of Melbourne’s forward-thinking approach to sustainable living.
With ever more alarming implications for climate change, not to mention oil-dependent economies, Peak Oil is a subject we dismiss at our own peril.
The 2003 Northeast blackout left 50m people across US and Canada without power for days. What has this, and 12 other similar outages, taught us?
New study finds $7.3trn of natural capital costs not being priced by the global economy. If it was, none of the top 20 regional sectors would be profitable, let alone cover their cost of capital. Time to change our economic measurements? One ANU academic says business-as-usual is a ‘utopian fantasy.’
Christine Milne says Greens plan to protect Australian flora and fauna only way to prevent losing some of our ‘greatest natural treasures.’
Govt study shows national energy saving scheme could deliver up to $5.3bn in economic benefits, cut power bills by 10%. So where’s the fanfare?
CEFC study finds billions of dollars can be saved from customer bills, and reduced consumption, by a co-ordinated approach to demand management.
The personal carbon footprints – tCO2e/capita – of 7 different countries; and a list of 13 ways to get more life out of less carbon.
Unchecked expansion of coal-reliant industries is threatening China’s water resources; a reality Australia will need to deal with sooner rather than later.