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US energy secretary Stephen Chu says big solar will be cheaper than coal and gas before most people realise. He says the combination of solar and battery technologies, pushed forward by electric vehicles, will turn the energy industry upside down – unless, of course, if politicians fail to seize the moment.
Natural gas is touted as the driving force behind America’s declining emissions. But a new study concludes efficiency is the primary reason.
Report finds Australia’s most energy-intensive companies have potential to more than double energy savings, cutting emissions by 15m tonnes a year.
Study finds US grid could quit coal, close a quarter of its nuclear plants and rely on renewables for the bulk of its electricity generation.
Energy efficiency offers the cheapest, quickest and easiest solution to cutting emissions and controlling energy bills. So why isn’t it taken up more widely? Blame an inability to sell a simple message, and the power of vested interests for whom quantity is king.
We have a “hidden” technology to cut energy use by half, lift profits, make us healthier, and combat global warming. So why not use it?
A modest-looking black box from US company AC Kinetics could lead to the next generation of energy efficient electric motors.
To manage demand, we need an effective price signal. A “cash for clunkers” trade-in deal for old air conditioners is one option.
The IEA says that if climate goals are to be met, then energy efficiency and renewables will be the two most important abatement measures.
The federal government’s final Energy White Paper names retail price deregulation, increased community engagement, improving the efficiency of energy networks, and the nation-wide roll-out of smart meters as some of the key critical reforms needed to help lower retail electricity prices.
US Army research has been applying the thermoelectric effect to an M1 Abrams tank, in a project that could ripple out to the civilian sector.
A new US study shows that twice the effort is going to developing supply technologies than to improving the efficiency of end-use technologies.