Energy

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.

The trials of trigen revealed

Trigeneration and cogeneration technology was once the go-to technology for buildings whose owners wanted strong Green Star or NABERS ratings.

GreenSync on expansion path following finance boost

Smart grid tech start-up GreenSync will extend its Australian services and expand internationally following a $11.5 million capital raising that attracted the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Southern Cross Venture…

How energy retrofits are getting easier

The retrofitting game is getting easier. The price of technology and energy-efficient plant trending down in response to growing demand, finance models such as Environmental Upgrade Agreements are resolving the…

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…

Record renewables now in the grid

Renewable energy supplied 21.7 per cent of grid energy in October, the highest figure since complete National Electricity Market data became available, according to the latest pitt&sherry CEDEX report.

Solar tariffs good news in Vic

Victoria’s residential solar owners have cause to celebrate, with a Victorian government announcement that feed-in tariffs for solar power will rise from July 1 next year. Minister for Energy, Environment…