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The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – June  2020

29 June 2020

  • Easing the load: boosting consumer participation in demand response 
  • AEMC approves landmark wholesale demand to improve reliability and reduce prices 
  • New approach to energy management in microgrids
  • New IEA report highlights Australia’s untapped energy efficiency potential
  • Power to the people: why demand response for big users is a bonus for the rest of us
  • Pivot, rebound, transform: maximising value from emissions reductions 

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – May  2020

29 May 2020

  • Heat your home efficiently
  • Kingspan Insulation achieves 6 Star Green Star Performance rating
  • The big winners in the NABERS portfolios index 2020
  • Energy efficiency upgrades a covid-19 recovery opportunity
  • Home energy-saving retrofits backed as part of post-COVID-19 stimulus: survey

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – April  2020

30 April 2020

  • Dubbo Regional Council joins cities power partnership 
  • Keeping an eye on the energy efficiency ball is crucial
  • How to flatten the curve on energy costs during the Covid-19 lockdown
  • New NCC requirements for energy efficiency taking effect on 1 May  
  • A decarbonised Australia is possible, and buildings are a low-hanging fruit
  • We need homes with built-in energy efficiency 
  • Covid-19 stimulus a golden chance to boost energy efficiency: ESIA
  • The Brisbane home that shows 8.7 NaTHERS needn’t cost the earth 
  • Frasers Property Australia to put Passive House through its paces

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – March  2020

31 March 2020

  • Cost savings of energy efficient buildings not lost on Adelaide tenants 
  • Energy saving home loan uses government scorecard 
  • Zero carbon infrastructure the focus of major new Australia study 
  • AEMC set to approve demand response energy trading, but households left out  
  • Time to apply maximum pressure for better policies on housing energy and water efficiency 
  • Demand response in a distributed, decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised NEM: much more than “negawatts” 
  • NSW sets out clean energy and energy efficiency plan for 2030, on track to net zero emissions by 2050

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – February  2020

28 February 2020

  • Councils get ‘green’ star emissions initiatives
  • New Holiday Inn Express in Melbourne’s Southbank could be Australia’s most environmentally friendly hotel 
  • Energy efficiency ratings don’t measure air tightness, experts have said new measures may be needed 
  • Behind the new green star for new buildings rating tool  
  • Leading the pack in peak demand reduction 
  • Energy-efficient homes can sell for as much as 10 per cent more, research shows 
  • Entire household energy ratings on the horizon 
  • Growing adoption of energy-efficient and green heating solutions to amplify demand for heat pumps 

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – August 2019

30 August 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for August 2019

  • New tool for small business set to tackle energy cost
  • Smart buildings, artificial intelligence key to uni's bold plan to be carbon neutral by 2029
  • Sydney homes have the lowest energy ratings in Australia
  • ACT Government expands energy efficiency scheme

We can’t have smartest energy without abundant real-time data

22 August 2019

Alongside energy efficiency, renewables and decentralisation, real-time data needs to be positioned as a fourth pillar for an orderly but accelerated transition to a clean, reliable and affordable energy future. Abundant data, and in particular real-time data, is an essential precondition for analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and the whole Internet of Things era.

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – July 2019

6 August 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for July 2019

  • Australia's emissions reach the highest on record, driven by electricity sector
  • CEFC invests $60 million in energy efficient village
  • National Construction Code set to bolster home energy savings
  • Vicinity targets zero net carbon in malls by 2030
  • Wholesale demand response mechanism moves forward

Key findings from the Energy Efficiency Council’s flagship report

5 July 2019

The Energy Efficiency Council’s latest flagship report, The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global systems, examines energy management policies in other countries, and what the key lessons are for Australia. Here are some of the key findings highlighted in the report.

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – June 2019

28 June 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for June 2019

  • Australia is on its knees while world leaps ahead on energy efficiency
  • Australia could cut emissions and power bills by adopting global energy efficiency standards 
  • South Australia leads push for energy efficiency 
  • How NABERS will transform the performance of UK office buildings
  • Energy efficiency increasing in Australian homes 
  • How Australia and China are collaborating on energy efficiency

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – May 2019

28 May 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for May 2019

  • Cut significant costs through energy saving
  • CEFC tips $95m into solar powered, energy efficient community housing
  • Growing the South-West: Net-zero pilot house at Gledswood Hills
  • Sustainability boss to head up Solar Victoria
  • 'Big problems' on energy prices - industry pleads guilty for action

Does energy efficiency matter in the age of cheap solar?

28 May 2019

When it comes to reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, Australians have strongly supported solar photovoltaics (PVs), making Australia a world leader in household PV uptake with over 2.1 million rooftop solar power systems installed across the country as of April 2019. But what about energy efficiency? Does it still matter? 

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – March 2019

5 April 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for March 2019

  • New regulations to increase energy efficiency
  • NT Government invests in energy efficiency
  • IEA holds high-level workshop on digitalisation of energy efficiency
  • Researchers look to make shopping centres, stores more energy efficient
  • Toll creates Australia-first carbon neutral warehouse for Nike
  • Vivid Technology takes smart LED lighting to emerging agritech sector

Here are five ways to reduce your energy bills

1 April 2019

Energy efficiency has become a growing concern for many businesses in Australia.

Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA)’s national snapshot of nearly 200 small business owners released this January shows 78 percent of businesses have seen their energy costs increase in the past two years.

With the rising energy costs and spurring emissions, here are five ways to reduce your energy bills and ensure your business growth does not come at the expense of environment.

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – February 2019

4 March 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for February 2019

  • $67 million investment in energy efficiency to cut costs and emissions
  • COAG’s support for stronger building energy standards opens the door to higher performance, at lower cost
  • Energy efficiency is a $7.7 billion, 120,000-job opportunity for Australia
  • CEFC and Cbus Property target urban sustainability

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – January 2019

7 February 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for January 2019

  • Industry leaders on Australia Day Honours List
  • Energy efficient homes could save households $1,000-plus a year on bills
  • Top tips for energy saving solutions for manufacturers
  • Australians are demanding energy efficient homes: ASBEC
  • Buildings produce 25% of Australia’s emissions. What will it take to make them ‘green’ – and who’ll pay?
  • ACT expanding energy efficiency scheme

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – December 2018

9 January 2019

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for December 2018

  • COAG defers energy improvements under building code
  • UNSW students claim world record for energy efficiency with solar-powered car
  • Air Conditioners Are Heating Up Our Planet
  • Climate change: LED lights making dent in UK energy demand
  • Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Energy Efficiency - 'Under the Radar' Path to Combating Energy Waste and Climate Change

3 December 2018

Australia's failure to realise energy efficiency's potential has hit the country hard. Individuals and businesses are struggling to deal with the rising energy bills and global temperatures are spiraling out of control.

While energy news and debate over energy policy continue to dominate the media, energy efficiency has been a blip on the radar despite it being one of the most effective energy solutions.

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – October 2018

22 November 2018

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for October 2018

  • Empire State Building: A beacon for energy efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040 
  • ACU Australia's most energy-efficient university 
  • Energy productivity a new key link to improve profitability
  • Technology making food production more energy efficient

Top 5 Benefits of Improving Energy Efficiency At Your Business

8 November 2018

There are countless benefits of increasing energy efficiency in your business.

Energy efficiency is one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce operating costs and improve asset value.

By improving your energy productivity, you are able to build and maintain a strong corporate reputation, qualify for government programs, rebates and incentives, and many more. 

Here is a list of the top benefits you can get when you embrace energy efficiency in your business. 

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – September 2018

8 October 2018 

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for September 2018

  • Hit hard by volatile energy prices, Australian manufacturers have been advised to reduce their reliance on gas
  • Low-income earners could save hundreds on power bills under Senator Tim Storer’s plan
  • Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite
  • Improving energy efficiency for manufacturers
  • Energy-efficient windows: How much will you really save?
  • Lighten your retail overheads with energy efficient lighting

The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – August 2018

7 September 2018

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for August 2018

  • Guy Barnett announces energy efficiency grants for farmers
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces Climate Change Fund money to reduce energy costs
  • How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh
  • Cutting power bills with solar panels with 650,000 homes
  • New guide for business maps pathway to energy success

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