Energy Efficiency

As power prices soar, Australia must tackle energy poverty

Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders. We need new policy approaches as we transition to a low-carbon society.

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The hidden fossil fuel subsidy that costs homeowners thousands

Did you know most states' building codes force people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is – why?

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Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Is your TV running? Not the opening line of a joke, but serious question smart meter giant Landis+Gyr wants to be able to answer for customers – before they even ask.

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My long switch to solar

After many years of planning, I finally flicked the switch and installed a rooftop solar energy system. But that is just the beginning of our household's journey away from fossil fuels.

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Port Macquarie Base Hospital to install 609kW rooftop solar system

NSW hospital set to save $130,000 a year with the installation of a 609kW rooftop solar system – "Australia's largest" on a health care facility, yet, it claims.

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How all-electric solar homes could save owners thousands

ATA says gas power uneconomic in new-build homes anywhere in the country. In fact, new homes that go all-electric, plus solar, could be ahead by as much as $18k over 10 years.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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Townsville resort bets on solar, efficiency to cut grid power by 70%

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Looking for energy independence? Make your solar smarter

As rooftop solar uptake increases, and the cost of batteries decreases, integrating smart management and storage can boost energy independence dramatically.

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Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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