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Category: Resource Efficiency

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SA leads renewables investment, NSW and Victoria out of race

SA leads renewables investment, NSW and Victoria out of race

Climate Council report says NSW and Victoria gone “from leaders to laggards” in Australian renewables race. Thank goodness for South Australia!

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Electricity mapping tool to boost renewables, stop gold-plating

Electricity mapping tool to boost renewables, stop gold-plating

‘Network opportunity maps’ to highlight areas where demand management and renewables can address electricity constraint, rather than more poles and wires.

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Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Five Victorian train stations built or upgraded for state government’s Regional Rail Link project use 100+ solar panels to provide power and hot water.

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Australia's first corporate green bond released by Stockland

Australia’s first corporate green bond released by Stockland

Property developer Stockland has launched Australia’s first green bond from a company – a $431 million issuance to raise funds for green building projects.

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Coal generates just 1.2% of Qld jobs – not 13%

Coal generates just 1.2% of Qld jobs – not 13%

Despite fossil fuel spin about coal’s economic importance, report finds more Queenslanders work in Arts and Recreation than in the coal industry.

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Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world's cheapest solar

Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world’s cheapest solar

SunEdison says polysilicon breakthrough will slash costs of module production, and enable solar power to become the lowest cost energy solution.

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ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

Review of ACT’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme finds it cuts equivalent of 237,908 tonnes of CO2, saves participating households $1,600.

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Welcome to zero waste world - the new circular economy

Welcome to zero waste world – the new circular economy

Inspired by nature, a circular economy aspires not merely to limit waste but to eliminate the very idea of waste: Everything, at the end of its life, should be made into something else.

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ACT govt releases plan to go carbon neutral by 2020

ACT govt releases plan to go carbon neutral by 2020

ACT government releases framework for carbon neutrality in own operations by 2020, ahead of plans for whole of Canberra to be carbon neutral by 2060.

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Victorian govt failing workers in traditional and emerging industries

Victorian govt failing workers in traditional and emerging industries

Having failed to support manufacturing, Victoria is now discouraging two of the fastest growing new industries – renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Most Australian businesses don't recycle, don't care: study

Most Australian businesses don’t recycle, don’t care: study

New study finds that 80% of Australian companies have no green policy in place and don’t care enough to recycle waste when possible.