Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Ultra-low cost solar “stretch goal” gets federal funding boost

ARENA opens up to $40m in funding to expressions of interest from projects that promise to materially reduce the levelised cost of solar. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ultra-low-cost-solar-stretch-goal-gets-federal-funding-boost/ “ARENA said the R&D funding program would be aligned with the Agency’s own … Continue reading

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Victoria’s goes mandatory in plans to fight climate change

ANALYSIS: Victoria has leapt out in front on climate change. Again. This time with an infrastructure plan of action that leaves similar agencies and jurisdictions lolling in the shade. — Read on thefifthestate.com.au/business/government/victorias-goes-mandatory-in-plans-to-fight-climate-change/ But no testing during final inspection to … Continue reading

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Energy efficiency boosts jobs and cuts climate heat

26 January, 2021 − Creating millions of jobs in energy efficiency schemes is the fastest way to restore prosperity and cut climate heating. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/energy-efficiency-boosts-jobs-and-cuts-climate-heat/

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Victoria voluntarily heads backwards on energy smarts

Another point of view – “Apparently, we are supposed to believe that a pilot of a voluntary labeling scheme will achieve a 5-star standard in existing buildings, which took a mandatory requirement to achieve in newly constructed homes – even … Continue reading

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Australia’s Largest Cities Commit to Renewable Energy Target

“Melbourne is aiming to reach zero net emissions by 2020…The role of the City of Melbourne is to lead by example and to promote and facilitate opportunities with both the private and public sectors. We are committed to working with … Continue reading

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Double or nothing: Australia’s G20 energy challenge

The US Alliance to Save Energy report estimated that doubling energy productivity in the US could save a staggering US$327 billion per year by 2030. Meanwhile Coal-ition government deregulates, so we can burn more, which halves energy productivity!! >readmore> TheConversation

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Vic Gov’t axes energy efficiency scheme

Disregarding so many investigations and reports which conclude that low hanging fruit to save by reducing electricity consumption(and GHG greenhouse gas) emissions, our State Coal-ition is looking at least as dumb as Phoney Tony and Co. They’re cancelling g the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s enlightened efficiency approach

Energy consumption in Denmark has been pretty much flat since 1970, while in USA, consumption has increased about 70 percent. U.S. utilities have counted on revenue growth from climbing consumption, making them more likely to resist a slowdown or reversal of … Continue reading

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UK – Energy Building Regulations, Standards and Policies

From Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan – p24 -The UK Government has committed to net zero carbon emissions for new homes by 2016, for public sector buildings by 2018 and commercial premises by 2019. Targets are to be achieved via a … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Week report – need to present power bills to sell real estate!

From items in the show, last week in Brisbane. LJ Hooker real estate company presented on a ‘liveability’ program and scoring system it has introduced for renters and buyers of homes. –“Home buyers are today, consistently asking to see power bills as a … Continue reading

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