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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.

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CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC teams with Westpac and energy services company Verdia to help Australian businesses with energy saving, electric vehicles.

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Commercial lighting dominates Victorian energy efficiency market

Commercial lighting dominates Victorian energy efficiency market

Victoria’s Energy Efficiency mark hasn’t disappointed, with considerable price movements alongside strong trading volumes, coinciding with the scheme’s successful transition from a largely residential focus, to a far more commercial one.

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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.