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Tag: "energy efficiency"

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In an age of cheap solar, does efficiency still matter?

In an age of cheap solar, does efficiency still matter?

What is the real tipping point where forgoing efficiency in favour of solar pays off?

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Victorian govt extends energy efficiency scheme, boosts target by 20%

Victorian govt extends energy efficiency scheme, boosts target by 20%

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target – a scheme that was to be scrapped under Coalition – has been extended by 2 years, the target boosted by 20%.

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Council installs cogen units at public pools to cut energy costs, emissions

Council installs cogen units at public pools to cut energy costs, emissions

Darebin Council chooses natural gas cogen – instead of solar – as part of major energy retrofit at its two community pools that will save it $100k a year.

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Even Abbott's weak emissions target will be hard work to meet

Even Abbott’s weak emissions target will be hard work to meet

Regardless of who is in government, we are in for some big changes as we begin to respond to climate change. Here’s a look at what some of them might be.

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Landmark Sydney Building taps green loan to slash energy costs

Landmark Sydney Building taps green loan to slash energy costs

Owners of 1967 Sydney office building tap $1.2m local government-backed loan for efficiency upgrade that will cut energy use by 60%.

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Australia's energy productivity plan: great idea, but is it ambitious enough?

Australia’s energy productivity plan: great idea, but is it ambitious enough?

Australia is bidding to boost energy productivity by 40% by 2030, but other countries are already doing more.

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Could Australia become a dumping ground for high-emission vehicles?

Could Australia become a dumping ground for high-emission vehicles?

The White Paper has left out one obvious policy that could help: mandatory greenhouse emissions standards for all imported new and second-hand vehicles.

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A simple rule change can save billions for power networks and their customers

A simple rule change can save billions for power networks and their customers

Money spent on helping consumers reduce demand means less money spent on substations and other infrastructure.

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Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast 'shortage'

A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast ‘shortage’

Rising gas prices, driven by the development of Queensland’s exports, could end up driving domestic customers away.