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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.

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Ditching gas heating and cooking could save you hundreds of dollars

Ditching gas heating and cooking could save you hundreds of dollars

Cooking on gas could be unpalatable when the bill arrives. It is time to think of alternatives.

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Can distributed resources replace $1bn in substation upgrades?

Can distributed resources replace $1bn in substation upgrades?

New York’s main utility is proposing $200m distributed energy investments, to avoid $1 billion of upgrades to centralised grid.

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Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Austin city council approves plan for 55% generation to come from renewables, energy efficiency and other clean resources by 2025.

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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.