Frasers Property Australia’s energy retail business Real Utilities has its sights set on the industrial sector to turn its expansive rooftop space into renewable powerhouses.
Flick the Switch is a guide to achieving Net Zero and all-electric buildings. It’s a wrap of our 2020 symposium on this topic plus deep-dive additional interviews and features on the people and topics that are driving change and helping the property industry head in the right direction. Nearly two dozen panellists and speakers generously […]
Almost all councils in the Hunter region – one of NSW’s largest coal-producing areas – have now made the commitment to move away from coal and gas and towards a cleaner future powered by renewables. Lake Macquarie City, Port Stephens and Cessnock City have today become the latest members of the Cities Power Partnership (CPP), […]
News from the front desk, Issue 483: Last week, the Morrison government unleashed its technology roadmap on Australia, starring natural gas in a leading role. It didn’t take long for people to start protesting the pro-gas sentiment pushed by the government and its friends in the gas industry. Atlassian chief executive and renewables advocate Mike […]
Job ads for housing and construction sectors are still on the decline but are forecasted to pick back up again in line with rising building approvals, according to the latest SEEK employment report.
OXYGEN FILES: While the rest of the world is turning to biogas to meet energy and environmental requirements, Australia is ramping up production of natural gas.
Cbus Property, ISPT Property, Fulton Hogan, RMIT University, Deakin University, Citywide Asphalt and Mondelez International have put a collective tender out to 16 energy retailers seeking a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement.
The big glittery All Energy event in Melbourne this week was all abuzz with how irrelevant the federal government really is.
The City of Newcastle has signed a 10 year renewable energy power purchase agreement with energy retailer Flow Power and announced it will move to 100 per cent renewable energy in 2020.
CSIRO is accelerating towards a zero carbon economy, announcing it’s move towards 100 per cent renewable energy for all its sites across NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
A proven “wonder material” – thin sheets of graphene could be used as inexpensive filters in water treatment and lead to methane-fuelled public transport, among other things.
Now we know that an investment of $1.83 trillion a year in 16 low-carbon measures in cities – about 2 per cent of global GDP – could reduce global urban emissions by 90 per cent by 2050.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) has become the latest Australian signatory of The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, joining the likes of Atlassian and Bank Australia in the global transition to a zero carbon grid.
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.
New guides on power purchase agreements, templates and roadmaps have been released by the Business Renewables Centre. Here is why they’re timely.
CONTRIBUTOR: Switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity is the single biggest step most organisations can take towards achieving zero emissions. Renewable electricity can either be generated on-site or delivered through the grid and in either case robust accounting is necessary to support claims of zero emissions, avoiding double-counting and ensuring customers of GreenPower or […]
Flow Systems that gave Sydney a host of innovative and sustainable water and energy solutions is in voluntary administration.
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).
NSW is barely off the starting blocks in the race to transition to renewable energy, with Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia leading the pack.
A new report, Heroes building Australia’s low carbon economy by 350.org Australia celebrates the people and organisations building a clean future for Australia.
Although much of the buzz around renewable hydrogen is focused on cars and its money-making potential as an overseas export, in the short-to-medium term hydrogen could also be used for cooking, heating and cooling Australian homes.
A sewage byproduct could soon be converted into renewable jet fuel to make air travel a more sustainable mode of transport in the future.
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).
Macquarie Group has announced a £2 billion (AU$3.54b) loan facility, with a quarter – AU$885 million – dedicated to support renewable energy and other green projects.
Businesses around the world have procured enough renewable energy to power France, new data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found.
There’s more than 100,000 jobs and $50 billion in economic activity up for grabs if a “Lithium Valley” is set up in Western Australia.
Businesses are saving up to 50 per cent on electricity bills by locking in renewable energy supply via power purchase agreements.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided $240,000 for a feasibility study into “solar gardens” – centrally located solar arrays that can be invested in by renters, apartment dwellers and others unable to get solar on their roofs.
There’s a flip side to the obscenely tough battles the renewable energy industry has been forced to weather during the dark climate-denying years of the recent past. Strangely, surprisingly and almost perversely, it seems the resilience that comes from hardship might be paying off. The battles today are not about creating more solar, wind and […]
You may not like what they do, particularly if you’re a vegetarian, but at least one of them is now doing it sustainably. That’s the case for an abattoir at Goulburn south west of Sydney that is now powering its operation from biogas sourced from its effluent.