The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup - May
28 May 2019
Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for May 2019.
Cut significant costs through energy savings
A major energy transformation is underway across the Australian aged care sector, with more than 36,000 energy efficient LED lights and over 14,000 solar panels being installed at 91 aged care homes. The energy efficiency projects are being managed by energy services business Verdia for six aged care providers, helping to reduce energy use by up to 40 per cent.
CEFC tips $95m into solar powered, energy efficient community housing
Low-income families in regional New South Wales will soon have access to 220 new highly energy efficient, solar and battery powered community dwellings, through a housing project being backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The CEFC said that it was investing $95 million to support Housing Plus to deliver 47 new homes over the coming three years – 47 in Bathurst, 87 in Dubbo, and 86 in Orange.
Growing the South-West: Net-zero pilot house at Gledswood Hills
Developer SekisuiHouse has hired international and local consulting firms to research the creation of a community of net-zero-energy homes in Australia, commissioned by the Japanese government's New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organisation.
Sustainability boss to head up Solar Victoria
Stan Krpan, currently head of Sustainability Victoria, has been appointed the inaugural CEO of Solar Victoria. As head of the agency, Krpan will be in charge of implementing the state government’s $1.2 billion solar homes package, which aims to reduce household energy costs and boost the renewable energy supply by rolling out solar panels, solar hot water or solar batteries to 770,000 homes over the next decade.
'Big problems' on energy prices - industry pleads for action
Industrial energy users are demanding an urgent focus from the returned Coalition government on bringing down electricity and gas costs and the end to the vacuum on energy and climate policy that is being blamed for chasing manufacturers from the country. Industry bosses say the transition to clean energy is already underway and the government needs to focus on making it more – not less – efficient.