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Category: Resource Efficiency

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Soil carbon capture: Great loamy hope or bandaid?

Soil carbon capture: Great loamy hope or bandaid?

What exactly is biological carbon capture and sequestration, and is it any sort of a viable climate fix? Reasonable questions, so here are some answers…

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How energy efficiency will reshape power markets

How energy efficiency will reshape power markets

The impact of new highly efficient fridges and washing machines, zero carbon homes and LED lighting will likely reshape the global energy markets, Citigroup says, removing pricing power from fossil fuel plants.

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Property giant Investa sets "science based" zero carbon target for 2040

Property giant Investa sets “science based” zero carbon target for 2040

Australia’s largest commercial real estate group becomes first to commit to net zero emissions by 2040. Why? Because science and economics 101.

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Energy innovators feature on Australian Tech Comp short-list

Energy innovators feature on Australian Tech Comp short-list

Energy Made Clean, WattWatchers and water cremation company named among 38 semi-finalists short-listed in 2016 Australian Technologies Competition.

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Energy efficiency market update: losing ground in July

Energy efficiency market update: losing ground in July

The spot Victoria energy efficiency market lost ground rapidly in July, and the softening has continued into early August.

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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.