Energy

New community solar power guide released

Community-driven renewable energy projects are moving ahead in leaps and bounds, and the Coalition for Community Energy aims to give more aspiring projects a leg up with a new edition of its Small Scale Community Solar Guide.

A financial solution to power energy efficiency

Ecosave has doubled in size since November last year, growing staff from 11 to 23. Here founder Marcelo Rouso explains why. Marcelo Rouco reckons he’s been ahead of time for…

Should we ban lithium batteries from our homes?

SPECIAL REPORT: Whether lithium ion batteries are safe to have inside the home or are likely to explode or cause fires is a question that’s stirred up a lot of…

How electric cars can help save the grid

A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market has been how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast.

Gamification could help to reduce peak energy use

Research out of Europe has found that gamification could help to reduce electricity consumption during peak times, while also cutting energy bills and carbon emissions.