With election fever now pushing up the mercury in Oz and the prospect of the happily whacky Donald Trump fighting for the presidency in the US, media has well and truly flicked the switch to vaudeville. Meanwhile our Senate reforms, designed sweep our own whacky pollies out of the House, look like throwing the baby […]
More than a million are sold in Australia every year, the number of households with them has doubled in the past 15 years, they’re seen as an evil that pushes up demand on our networks, yet the energy efficiency label for household airconditioners is based on a test now over 30 years old and outdated.
A senior product manager from one of Australia’s biggest electricity suppliers has admitted an unpleasant truth that electricity market reformers have ignored for years: household customers don’t want time-of-use tariffs and won’t touch them “with a ten-foot pole”.
Less than two years after the Abbott Government shut down the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program, Europe has begun a very similar scheme, requiring large companies to have energy audits every four years and report on their achievements in driving energy efficiency.
Finally! After 20 years or so of governments running energy policy as an economic reform divorced from climate policy, it looks like a revolution in thinking has begun, one of major benefit to energy consumers and the global environment.
Gavin Gilchrist, former managing director of Big Switch Projects, has announced he has left the energy efficiency sector to become a senior electorate officer for Greens MP Jenny Leong, the NSW member for Newtown.
By Gavin Gilchrist, Big Switch Projects
31 July 2013 — It’s time the solar PV industry and the energy efficiency industry put aside their rivalries and started to work more closely together, argues Gavin Gilchrist. Here’s why.
On green days, evolutions and how Sydney got its pride back
25 March 2013 – A TFE Special Report: We hear a lot about how Australian property companies are world leaders in creating energy-efficient buildings. And there are some very impressive green buildings and plenty of data to back this up. Pity about the enormous elephant in the room, then – high tenant energy use and poor tenant/owner relationships.
There’s been one office portfolio vendor who’s been advertising recently that has not displayed their NABERS Energy ratings at all. That owner is the NSW Government.
There’s a gathering head of steam in the sub-prime commercial property market and it’s clean and green.
Julieanne McIntyre ASBEC and PCA 22 December 2010 – Julieanne McIntyre is leaving her position as executive officer of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council after being lured to the Property Council as senior manager, policy and regulatory affairs. The Sydney- based role is essentially to replace Paul Waterhouse after his 10 year stint in […]