SPECIAL REPORT: With summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what the warmer weather means for our buildings.
Australia is outperforming on green buildings. Again. This time on net zero buildings. But as an industry round table hosted by Cundall heard, achieving the ambitions will be a challenge and require collaboration.
There’s a battle brewing in the bush not only around water – or lack thereof – but around solar, and whether it has any business taking over farmland.
The Australian Capital Territory will likely meet its 100 per cent renewable electricity target ahead of its own deadline of 1 January, 2020, according to a new report released by the Australia Institute.
Major fossil fuel players are planning for the inevitable transition to clean energy – and it was all on display at the latest World Energy Congress, last week.
Australian households are doing their bit to cut the nation’s carbon emissions by adopting solar rooftop panels but not all of them are saving on their energy bills.
New guides on power purchase agreements, templates and roadmaps have been released by the Business Renewables Centre. Here is why they’re timely.
Australian gentailer EnergyAustralia has acquired 49 per cent in solar and LED company Echo Group with the intention of putting its products in front of industrial and commercial customers.
Property owners are ready to do more with sustainability, from expanding the CBD disclosure program to sectors outside of offices to carbon positive buildings. Behind them is a tsunami of investment trends and tenant preferences all pushing in the same direction. So what’s the hold up? According to national program manager for CitySwitch, Esther Bailey, […]
The Sydney Opera House might have “sustainability in its DNA” but there is still a huge energy bill to take care of every year. Now with a new power purchase agreement that energy bill will be both stabilised and renewable. And that’s just the start of its new sustainability profile.
Sunshine Plaza in Melbourne’s west has completed a large rooftop solar array that will not only lower carbon emissions but also shield tenants from rising electricity prices.
Lithium batteries made headlines again recently for all the wrong reasons when the battery on a Sydney woman’s e-bike exploded and burned the house down. This of course set off the climate-denial crowd with a bunch of hysteria, because they apparently can’t tell the difference between one faulty product and an entire class of technology. […]
With an ageing population, it’s good news that more of the major aged care providers are starting to take sustainability seriously.
UPDATED: British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta’s South Australian interests show no sign of slowing with programs ranging from renewable energy for his company SIMEC’S mining and Liberty OneSteel’s operations, huge solar farms, pumped hydro to low cost solar for social housing tenants and the state government’s home battery scheme. Two of these projects are expected to […]
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Companies purchasing GreenPower renewable energy certificates may not be as green as they’d like to think.
The energy policy chaos claimed another victim last week, with SolarReserve’s solar thermal power station in Port Augusta set to be scrapped after failing to achieve financing.
Innovations in AI, IoT and cybersecurity to make electricity systems and industrial processes more efficient, flexible, clean and secure dominated Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s summit in New York.
A new online portal has been launched for organisations looking to buy large-scale off-site wind, solar electricity and battery storage.
There’s never been a better time to talk renewables, and the technology around will only speed things up manifold.
Some UK builders and solar companies are buddying up to slash homeowners’ energy bills even without the government subsidies that are due to end next month.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed its largest ever equity investment to the Australian Renewables Income Fund (ARIF) in order to attract more institutional investors to the fast-growing sector.
Snowy Hydro-owned Red Energy will provide off-site renewable energy to more than 40 Dexus buildings in New South Wales through a new deal signed today (Thursday).
Human nature and behaviour patterns are increasingly coming to the fore in managing energy efficiency for commercial buildings in particular. Now Johnson Controls has released a report showing it’s a rising trend.
One of Australia’s biggest energy efficiency programs in the energy-intensive aged care sector is underway, with Verdia outfitting 54 Opal Aged Care properties on the easter seaboard with LED lights and solar panels.
We humans are such variable and fickle creatures. Turns out we’re not that fussed about “perfect” indoor quality, what we want is agency – to have some control over our environments.
Flow Systems has chalked what’s believed to be a first in Australia in sharing recycled water with a neighbouring property.
As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.
Feeling a bit like a frog in a heating pot? If not you’re not paying attention, which is the point really. Read a round up of what needs to gain some oxygen this week, from a boom in solar energy to deforestation, rising emissions and why India won’t need so much coal in future.
Australian corporates, such as Telstra, Carlton United Breweries and BlueScope, are driving their own low carbon energy transition.