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Rooftop solar could become the second-largest source of energy by 2050.

A net zero grid will save us over $100 billion

Creating a net zero electricity grid by 2050 is not only technically possible, it will save households $414 a year on energy bills, cut total spending by over $100 billion…

Launch of the smart solar sewer system

SE Water delivers solar-powered wastewater innovation

Victorian-government owned utility South East Water is working to commercialise an integrated solar-powered pressure sewer system suitable for areas with unreliable or non-existent electricity supplies.

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Rooftop solar could become the second-largest source of energy by 2050.

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Creating a net zero electricity grid by 2050 is not only technically possible, it will save households $414 a year on energy bills, cut total spending by over $100 billion…

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31 July 2014 — We typically spend at least a third of our lives in our homes, but while there have been many studies done into the impact of sustainable environments in the workplace, the domestic realm has not had the same degree of attention. A new book by interior designer Melissa Wittig from Healthy Interiors and sustainability consultant Danielle King from Green Moves Australia aims to fill the residential information gap and provide a blueprint for creating energy efficient and healthy homes.

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Rooftop solar could become the second-largest source of energy by 2050.

A net zero grid will save us over $100 billion

Creating a net zero electricity grid by 2050 is not only technically possible, it will save households $414 a year on energy bills, cut total spending by over $100 billion…

Launch of the smart solar sewer system

SE Water delivers solar-powered wastewater innovation

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John Carfi leaves Mirvac

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Jeanette Brokman at our Surround Sound on sustainable precincts

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