Energy

Even banks are looking to buy into community energy

The current frustration with federal policy, soaring energy prices and an urge to tackle climate change is bringing some “unusual suspects” to the community energy table, according to Nicky Ison,…

Hydro eliminates need for coal and gas, ANU says

A 100 per cent renewable grid of solar and wind backed up by pumped hydro energy storage will eliminate the need for coal and gas, according to ANU researchers –…

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.

How cities can get us halfway to the Paris target

City-level initiatives including low carbon transport and building energy efficiency can achieve 51 per cent of the emissions cuts needed to meet the Paris Agreement, a report by Arup in…

How to spend an extra US$600 billion a year on climate finance

Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s…

Case study: Why heat pumps now trump gas hot water

With gas prices escalating, the search is on for a cheaper way to heat hot water in apartment complexes. Surprisingly, one of the more economical solutions is electricity in the…