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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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Green building revolution? Only in high-end new CBD offices

Green building revolution? Only in high-end new CBD offices

Australia’s ‘green building revolution’ appears to be restricted to the big cities, everywhere else the pace is much slower.

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Mixed Greens: Garrett back in the environment game

Mixed Greens: Garrett back in the environment game

Former ALP minister back on environment circuit; Boswell’s RET swipe; Google, KKR to buy 106MW of US solar; Ikea to buy 46MW Canada wind farm.

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Forest electrons will burn retailers

Forest electrons will burn retailers

The push to generate electricity from native bush clearing makes no sense, given declining power consumption and the mothballing of megawatts.

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Going to the sustainable city of the future? Better catch a bus

Going to the sustainable city of the future? Better catch a bus

Memo to Tony Abbott: Planning expert says catering to the urban population boom is not about building more roads, but making better use of them.

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Two-thirds of world's top companies have set green targets

Two-thirds of world’s top companies have set green targets

New analysis has found that 68% of companies in the Global 100 list have targets to lower emissions and/or purchase clean energy.

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peak planet

HSBC: World is hurtling towards Peak Planet

HSBC says the world is rapidly depleting its carbon budget, approaching ‘Peak Planet’ and must achieve a peak in emissions by 2020, leaving much of its fossil fuels in the ground. Impossible? HSBC says not, and is encouraged by growing public awareness, favourable economic drivers and falling technology costs for renewables.

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Garnaut reconciles economic growth and conservation

Garnaut reconciles economic growth and conservation

Economist Ross Garnaut says economic growth is ‘not inherently in conflict with conservation of the natural environment.’

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Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

Graph of the Day: Energy transformation falling short

IEA report card on the global Sustainable Energy for All challenge shows we could be – and should be – doing a whole lot better.

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Christine Milne: 'Get over denial and stop cowering'

Christine Milne: ‘Get over denial and stop cowering’

Australian Greens leader reads riot act to Labor, the Coalition and big business, and says her party alone stands for sustainability and a safe climate.

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In 2040, when growth is a memory...

In 2040, when growth is a memory…

Much of the stuff that drives economic growth is really very silly. The transition to a more meaningful measure can’t come soon enough.