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Victorian Budget misses key plank for energy efficiency

Victorian Budget misses key plank for energy efficiency

While the Budget made major spending commitments for transport, health, education and domestic violence, funding for clean energy was much more modest

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SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA govt Entrepreneurs Prize offers $250k in seed funding for best energy, transport, waste, infrastructure ideas to make Adelaide world’s first carbon neutral city.

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As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

Japan’s power-sector transformation continues with a 2.7 per cent decline in electricity demand over 2015.

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Shout out for the quiet energy revolution

Shout out for the quiet energy revolution

The impact of lifting energy productivity via smarter energy management, energy efficiency and load management may have an even bigger impact over coming years.

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Energy star ratings for homes? Good idea, but it needs some real estate flair

Energy star ratings for homes? Good idea, but it needs some real estate flair

The idea that real estate sellers should disclose a home’s energy efficiency has been around for a while. But how can this be done in a way that will make a real difference to prospective home buyers?

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Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

University of Melbourne hopes to cut grid electricity use by 8% using CEFC finance to install voltage optimisation technology, solar and wind micro-turbines.

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Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Just hours after the Coalition restated plans to abolish the CEFC, Greg Hunt was trumpeting one of its biggest programs yet: a $250m energy efficiency program.

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Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

California’s recently passed Senate Bill shows a remarkable change in how the state evaluates energy efficiency. Say hello to the “negawatt.”

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Australia's energy productivity plan promises much, but can it deliver?

Australia’s energy productivity plan promises much, but can it deliver?

Australia has a sorry track record on energy efficiency and policy reform. The productivity plan provides little reassurance this will change.

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Indirect action: How creative can our climate policy get?

Indirect action: How creative can our climate policy get?

A number of Indirect Action policies can be pursued without letting climate deniers resume control of the climate agenda. They could win votes, too.

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South Australia climate plan targets carbon world-first for Adelaide

South Australia climate plan targets carbon world-first for Adelaide

SA’s updated climate strategy suggests its electricity sector will be 100% decarbonised by 2050, despite no change to its 2025 target of 50% renewables.