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Greg Hunt “..rapidly decrease risk of climate change…by protecting global rainforests..”

International Energy Agency, without strong action to cut fossil fuel use, we cannot rapidly limit warming..From 2005 to 2010, Australia lost nearly 1 million Ha/year of forest, according to U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization. In 2007, the panel forecast energy-efficient buildings … Continue reading

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Why Habitat For Humanity’s Newest Homeowner Might Never Pay An Electricity Bill

The first super energy-efficientpassive house in Washington D.C. It also just happens to be a Habitat for Humanityhome…an entry in the Department of Energy’s biannual Solar Decathlon. Dubbed “Empowerhouse” for the competition, it was an ambitious concept brought to life by engineering and … Continue reading

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EnergyEfficiency-Victoria v California

On a day when national news tell us that Ted Baillieu is planning a negative step, to scrap 6 start energy rating system for new houses, here’s good news about a positive step, in California, a way to finance major … Continue reading

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