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Category: Resource Efficiency

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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?

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AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cites decreased demand and ‘over-estimated capital expenditure’ in decision to downgrade revenue allowances for NSW electricity distributors.

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Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Climate scientist Malte Meinhausen explains why we will need to use technology to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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Why conservative governments, media moguls should love "Negawatts"

Why conservative governments, media moguls should love “Negawatts”

Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing massive opportunity to deliver cost savings to consumers.

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Arvizu: Why the current energy system is unsustainable

Arvizu: Why the current energy system is unsustainable

Dan Arvizu – the head of the world’s biggest renewables research facility – says the current energy system is unsustainable and needs to be changed. But while wind and solar may soon win on costs, unravelling the layers of regulatory protection will be a bigger challenge.

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NEM demand continues slide, despite long hot summer

NEM demand continues slide, despite long hot summer

NEM demand and emissions continue their five-year downward trajectory, even summer peak loads were down in every state.

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Mixed Greens: Wind turbines don't affect health, AMA says

Mixed Greens: Wind turbines don’t affect health, AMA says

AMA finds ‘no credible evidence’ that wind turbines affect health; Australian Technologies Comp kicks of for 2014; NSW wind farm wins approval.

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The curious case of Caroline, a CO2 borehole

The curious case of Caroline, a CO2 borehole

Caroline flows pretty close to pure CO2 to service our need to fizz our drinks, among other things. And provides important lessons about CO2 storage.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's 5 million "solar heroes"

Graph of the Day: Australia’s 5 million “solar heroes”

Home owners using solar power are helping reduce the wholesale cost of electricity, as well as lessening peak demand.

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Five simple ways to save food

Five simple ways to save food

Every year the world wastes enough food to fill a bin 1.2km wide, 1.2 km deep and 2.1 km tall. Here are five ways to help you save food in your home.

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How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

A new report from the European biofuel industry suggests 16% of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from various sources.