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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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Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Large industrial power users in renewable-focused Germany will pay 35% less for their electricity next year than those in nuclear powered France.

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RET Road Trip #2: Morwell residents look for an alternative to coal

RET Road Trip #2: Morwell residents look for an alternative to coal

Morwell marks the second stop for the RET Review Road Trip, where it finds a reality check on the human costs of coal power.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

The solar schools and towns program appear to be latest victims of Abbott’s systematic destruction of Australia’s solar opportunity.

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Why conservative governments, media moguls should love "Negawatts"

Why conservative governments, media moguls should love “Negawatts”

Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing massive opportunity to deliver cost savings to consumers.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

A great graph on the carbon intensity of travel – from flights to bicycles. And 5 tips on making transport more sustainable.

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RWE: 'We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future'

RWE: ‘We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future’

Head of coal and nuclear giant RWE says his dream is to put “solar panels on your roof, a battery in your shed, and a heat pump in your cellar.”

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Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Efforts to Sustain the Energiewende – an increasingly disordered effort to unshackle industrial society from the chains of fossil fuels – are looking frail.

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Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

A hopelessly ineffective policy that allows retailers to gouge value from consumers at their will is perverse and outrageous.

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E.ON threatens premature closure of nuclear plant

E.ON threatens premature closure of nuclear plant

Germany is continuing to shut down their nuclear plants as they become increasingly unused and unprofitable.