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City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip to save $44,000/year on electricity costs with installation of 172kW solar on the roof of St Kilda Town Hall.

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Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Award-winning state green building program scrapped by Victoria’s former Coalition government, has been reinstated by Labor with a $33m investment over two years to cut building energy consumption and emissions.

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Sydney Opera House to go carbon neutral by 2023

Sydney Opera House to go carbon neutral by 2023

Sydney Opera House’s new Environmental Sustainability Plan aims to cut total energy use by 20% and boost recycling to 85% by 2023.

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Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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Smart meter guru to head up "internet of things" expansion

Smart meter guru to head up “internet of things” expansion

Sydney-based energy data company Wattwatchers has appointed a 10-year veteran of world’s biggest smart meter company as new managing director.

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Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home

Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home

Homes in Glenvill’s new-build Melbourne development, YarraBend, will have rooftop solar and Tesla Powerwall battery storage as standard features. Is this the new normal for suburbs of the future?

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City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney raises ambition on renewables and emissions reduction, with release of new five-year plan targeting stronger local action.

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CEFC puts $68m into regional Victoria's greenest office building

CEFC puts $68m into regional Victoria’s greenest office building

A $120m project to convert Geelong heritage building into a leading green office space wins big funding from CEFC.

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A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

With the emergence of advanced, smarter technology, consumers can now make more informed choices about energy usage and “prosumers” -resulting in a two way directional flow of power.

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Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens launch $240m plan to fit 421,000 public housing units with 2kW solar, bringing advantages of rooftop PV to 800,000+ Australians living in low-income housing.

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Energy efficiency market: Businesses turn to efficient lighting

Energy efficiency market: Businesses turn to efficient lighting

Hundreds of businesses have taken up energy saving lighting upgrades, causing prices in the Victoria energy efficiency market to fall.