energy efficiency

Raising energy efficiency standard could save households billions

Strengthening the energy efficiency requirements of Australia’s residential building code could reduce household electricity and gas bills by $18.9bn between now and 2050, a new report has found.

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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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Victorian government backs push for solar on all new-build homes

Vic govt unveils $2.18m plan to partner with land developers and home builders to supply zero net carbon homes – rooftop solar included – around Melbourne.

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SA councils launch tender for “bigger better” community energy plan

Group of six SA councils is calling for proposals to deliver solar, battery storage and smart controls to its 120,000-strong regional community.

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Get smart: It’s time to put energy efficiency to work

The market for smart energy management in Australia is taking off, as energy users act to take control of their energy costs, and businesses see demand management and onsite generation in a completely new light.

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‘Smart home’ gadgets: Not always the easy answer to cutting bills

Research suggests some "smart" devices can wind up increasing household energy usage, rather than cutting it.

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CEFC backs cutting edge energy efficient student housing complex

CEFC commits $32m finance to 428-bed student accommodation project in Adelaide, to set new benchmark in energy efficient building.

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Harvesting the sun: Farmers shift to solar to take the power back

Australia's agribusiness sector is leading the commercial solar boom in Australia, as farmers seek to cut grid power costs and boost productivity through more efficient operating practices.

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NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

CEFC commits a further $180m to extend NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, after huge success with Australian farmers.

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SA govt to install solar at 40 schools, fund lighting upgrades

South Australian government announces $15m scheme to fund rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades for schools across the state.

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