Business & Politics

Why we’re in the midst of a green finance boom

Loans to finance low and zero-carbon projects in the built environment have traditionally been difficult to obtain, but that is changing with the rise of green banks and the spread…

EnergyLab on the hunt for more start-ups

Just two months after launching, clean energy innovation company EnergyLab already has four clean energy start-ups hitting the ground running as part of its accelerator program, and is now on…

Committee for Sydney launches night time commission

The Committee for Sydney has formed a commission tasked with improving the city’s night time economy. Comprising corporate and public sector players, the commission has been tasked with developing innovative…

Planet Ark and GoZERO target commercial solar market

Sustainability advocates Planet Ark have stepped into the growing renewable energy market with the launch of Planet Ark Power. The new enterprise, a partnership with established solar PV engineering firm…

Impact Investment Group enters the Sydney market

Impact Investment Group has secured an option to invest $190 million in one of the most recent stages of Sekisui House and Frasers Property’s uber-green Central Park development in Sydney.…

Turning old mines into renewable energy projects

A feasibility study for a solar pumped hydro energy storage project in Bendigo could help provide an answer to the vexing question: “What do we do with old mines once…

Lucinda Hartley’s CoDesign in big growth burst

Founder of Collingwood’s CoDesign Studio in inner city Melbourne returned to her chief executive role at CoDesign Studio this month after parental leave, but says in many ways she considers…