Electricity

heatwave, electricity, demand response

Does demand response really mean warm beer and suffering poor?

Coal-loving commentators have erupted with fuming outrage and wildly inaccurate assertions about demand response following last week’s announcement of the successful projects for ARENA and the Australian Energy Market Operator’s demand response pilot.

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There’s no reason for new homes to include gas, report finds

New homes that go all-electric with solar would save between $9000-$18,000 over 10 years compared with a home that has gas appliances and no solar, according to new research from the Australian Technology Association (ATA).

The real price of energy and its cost to us

Are we really paying the highest energy prices in the world, or are we just consuming more than everyone else?