A demand-response trial conducted by Australian utility United Energy achieved a 30% reduction in peak load electricity consumption.
Federal Opposition's newly launched Climate Action Plan will put nearly $100m towards developing a Community Power Network and a series of "regional hubs,” as well as an annual competitive grants program.
Streetlights in the centre of Adelaide are being fitted with smart technology as it moves closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city.
The University of Melbourne has launched a tender for the installation of 1.8MW of rooftop solar systems across its Victorian campuses, as part of a $9.1m program of works financed by the CEFC.
A green village with minimum 7.5 star energy efficiency ratings is proving near zero carbon communities are not only achievable but can also save residents money.
Plans to build a completely new, completely sustainable and off-grid community in Victoria's Gippsland Lakes district are gathering momentum. But can they win the approval of state government?
Whether you are on or off the grid, it is important to minimise peak electricity demand.
Low energy users hit by soaring network costs, with one retiree charged 24c/kWh for grid access. Another sign of networks gouging consumers with advent of battery storage.
Canadian documentary "Life Off Grid" asks more than 200 people why they decided to quit the grid. We talked to film producer Phillip Vannini about the types of "off-gridder" and why he now thinks going off grid is not the answer to the world's energy problems.
Western Australia’s largest rooftop solar system has been installed, and will supply 30% of the shopping centre’s electricity needs.
AGL Energy has released a new version of its energy management app that includes data on customers' rooftop solar performance, and "in future" could allow them to trade directly with the grid.
Owner-managers of the 6,000-head Gundamain Feedlot in central New South Wales, identified several potential opportunities to save energy and costs on-farm.
Despite what the experts say, the path to fossil fuel freedom does not always lead to heat pumps. Our family took the road less travelled and discovered a couple of innovative – yet simple – renewable heating and hot water solutions.