The addition of an electric hot water system to a rooftop solar array can be equivalent to adding a battery, shaving hundreds more off energy bills.
Energy efficiency upgrades represent a step in the right direction, but much more remains to be done to future-proof Australian homes.
Australian governments agree to boost energy efficiency standards for new-build homes, in long overdue move to improve basic living standards, slash energy bills and emissions.
Which is more efficient: running the air-con all day long, or turning it off when you’re not there to enjoy it? Three engineers run the numbers.
Landlords do not benefit directly from improving the comfort or energy efficiency of their rental properties. So what would make them retrofit?
More than 100 organisations and individuals join push to increase minimum energy efficiency requirements for new homes – a small level-up with big pay-offs.
Horizon Power’s plan to shift an entire town off the reticulated gas network made its start this week, with the first household transitioned to all-electric.
There are many ways to improve the way we currently manage demand – and many of them can lead to lower bills for consumers.
NSW expands solar rebate scheme for low income households, as well as efficiency upgrades, taking opposite tack to SA Labor government.
New microgrid operating near Tampa lives up to "unique" billing because of the technology it uses, the customers it serves, and the cost recovery structure it employs.
Energy rating profiles for more than 5,500 apartment developments across Australia found some clusters of apartments well below the complex as a whole.
Victoria Labor government expands Solar Homes subsidy to broaden access to rebates for the installation of solar and electric hot water systems.
Andrews Labor government rolls out grants for community organisations to help reduce energy usage and emissions, with $1.8m available for solar, batteries and efficiency measures.
Amber Electric is opening up its SmartShift demand response platform to customers across Australia after a successful South Australia trial – including a big windfall for one battery owner.
In the absence of government leadership there is plenty we can do as a community and help one another in decarbonising our suburbs and our cities.