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Category: Resource Efficiency

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HOWZAT! Adelaide oval on front foot with project putting energy efficiency up in lights

HOWZAT! Adelaide oval on front foot with project putting energy efficiency up in lights

Adelaide Oval has unveiled a world class audience experience created through a CEFC-financed major lighting upgrade that goes all out to put substantial runs on the energy efficiency scoreboard.

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Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy debate in Australia seems overly focused on supply side of the market – it should look more closely at demand.

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‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

Once again, California is leading the way, this time on state contracts for infrastructure, where suppliers work to keep their carbon pollution low.

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Innovation: UNSW "microfactories" transform waste into green gold

Innovation: UNSW “microfactories” transform waste into green gold

A team of Australian researchers is turning the notion of recycling on its head, while also building a new green manufacturing sector.

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Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

In the ongoing furore over energy and climate policy, the energy productivity opportunity is being ignored as a solution despite its potential for energy cost reductions.

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An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

As national debate over energy supply reaches fever pitch, more attention is now being paid to the role of demand management, a weapon of last resort in Australia.

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WA grid could reach 85% renewables - and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

WA grid could reach 85% renewables – and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

Repowering WA’s South West Integrated System grid with renewables would not increase the wholesale electricity price, new modelling shows.

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What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

Though the awareness of climate risk disclosure has become more prevalent, such disclosures by Australian companies are still the exception rather than the norm.

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Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

When the perfect is the enemy of the “roughly acceptable”: Economists back emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.

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CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC extends $90m corporate loan to Cleanaway, its first major transaction with a leading Australian waste management company.

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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.