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Australian heatwave deaths could rise by 500 per cent

Australia’s eastern coast capitals could see heatwave deaths spike by up to 500 per cent if governments don’t take adaptation and mitigation actions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine.

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How can we stop building occupants wasting energy?

You’ve probably heard stories about pesky building occupants who just won’t go along with what the clever designers intended for their low-energy building. There has been much head-scratching about how…

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Pools get energy-efficient makeover

Former technology advisor to the Prime Minister and NSW Government John Riedl was so concerned by the state of the national energy grid he came out of retirement and joined forces with fellow retirees Greg Irving and John Grill AO to a company that would tackle the huge energy consumption of household swimming pools.

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Coal-fired power stations not okay

The government has again provoked the ire of renewable energy advocates this week, with Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg suggesting new coal-fired power stations may be welcomed as part of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).