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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.

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Why is electricity consumption decreasing in Australia?

Why is electricity consumption decreasing in Australia?

What is causing lower electricity demand? Break down the reduction in demand and you’ll find price matters.

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Hanukkah: The festival of energy efficient lighting

Hanukkah: The festival of energy efficient lighting

World’s first solar-powered menorah reinforces the idea that Hanukkah is a celebration of renewable fuels and/or burning them very, very efficiently.

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Victoria's environment fail: Audits reveal broken promises, green decline

Victoria’s environment fail: Audits reveal broken promises, green decline

Reports highlight declining health of Victorian environment, and pattern of broken green policy promises under the state Coalition government.

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Should you be afraid of your smart meter?

Should you be afraid of your smart meter?

As smart meters proliferate, concerns are arising that they could affect people’s privacy or health. But is there any evidence to support these concerns?

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7 stunning passive houses (that won't cost much to heat this northern winter)

7 stunning passive houses (that won’t cost much to heat this northern winter)

Passive houses are not just energy efficient, they can be stunning pieces of architecture too!