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Making climate change policies fit their own domain

Making climate change policies fit their own domain

There is a widely held narrative for climate policy that runs something like this.  The costs of damage due to greenhouse gas emissions are not reflected in economic decisions.  This needs to be corrected by imposing a price on carbon, using the power of markets to incentivise efficient emissions reduction across diverse sources.  Carbon pricing needs to […]

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The cleantech game-changing ideas of the future

The cleantech game-changing ideas of the future

From solar to storage and business models, here are some of the game-changing cleantech ideas of the future.

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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CEFC, CBA target Vic manufacturers for energy efficiency loans

CEFC, CBA target Vic manufacturers for energy efficiency loans

Two months after Victoria axes energy efficiency target, CEFC and Commonwealth Bank target Shepparton manufacturers with $100m loan program.

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Utility of the future: Future of utilities

Utility of the future: Future of utilities

lf everyone stopped drinking milk, then dairy cows would become a worthless and stranded asset. Power utilities, in disbelief, face the same scenario.

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Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

If climate change features highly in your concept of sustainability then here are 5 essential ingredients for a sustainable home.

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How a small county in California went grid positive

How a small county in California went grid positive

A small county in northern California has become “grid positive” – it produces 152% more energy from solar panels than it uses.

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How to save business billions, without cutting renewable jobs

How to save business billions, without cutting renewable jobs

It’s in Australia’s interests not to be left behind in the growth industries of the future – and those include renewable energy.

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Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system

Masdar, Abu Dhabi and the future of our global energy system

Abu Dhabi’s ventures into sustainability are built on oil riches, which the country is not prepared to give up – a hypocrisy shared by many other nations.

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10 US cities making massive emissions cuts through energy efficiency

10 US cities making massive emissions cuts through energy efficiency

Building emissions cause local air quality issues, threatening public health, but are also responsible for pouring out 40% of US emissions.

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False enemies: emission reductions, renewables, and efficiency

False enemies: emission reductions, renewables, and efficiency

The EU’s new targets for 2030 are only for emissions trading. Craig Morris argues that renewables and efficiency have to be included to see progress.