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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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ZCA Buildings Plan Melbourne Launch event

The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan is the first comprehensive, nationwide retrofit plan for Australia’s building sector. This plan demonstrates how all existing buildings can reach zero emissions within ten years. >readmore> BZE

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Energy still fuels debate

Update about moves to reduce coal fired power, promoting trigeneration for business and city blocks but still no progress about power sharing on existing poles and wires. This amounts to a transition to gas although it does emphasise biogas from … Continue reading

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