Posts Tagged "clean energy"

Hydro Tasmania has plans for Australia’s largest wind farm

Hydro Tasmania has plans for Australia’s largest wind farm

Ecogeneration in their latest online newletter outlined plans about Hydro Tasmania’s plans for Australia’s largest ever wind farm. As Tassie is our home state this is literally close to home!, there is already plenty of controversy over Aurora Energy (hydro created power supplier) and how it buys and sells power since the Bass Link that connects Tasmania into the Victorian...

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Why arn’t we saving energy!

Why arn’t we saving energy!

This is a great blog post I found on designbuildsource recently and thought it should be shared, check it out! With so much effort having gone into green building and construction throughout Australia, a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that overall household energy consumption was on the rise and that household energy consumption per capita had not improved...

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Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

During the week the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency issued two bulletins, both of which have relevance for Accredited Thermal Performance Assessors like ourselves. Bulletin One – Nathers technical note This has been prepared to assist NatHERS assessors who conduct energy rating assessments of houses. These principles will supersede any document that you may be using. Any...

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Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

I came across this project headed at Cape Paterson, I found it pretty interesting and shareable.. check it out and see what you think, here are some clips off their website. A genuine Ecovillage will restore and protect habitat, biodiversity and ecological values to the land, allow people to live lightly on the planet through sustainable design and sharing resources, and encourages a real sense...

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Rising energy prices around Australia

Rising energy prices around Australia

This has been a hot topic of late, with lots of people blogging, writing, commenting and talking about it. It’s happening across the board and consumers are not happy. I found a few interesting posts from the age and bigpond earlier in the week about the topic I thought I would share: THE average Victorian household will pay an extra $300 for their energy bills this financial year, a new...

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