Blog

Tesla Powerwall 2 to launch in Australia

Tesla has launched a second version of its Powerwall battery in Australia with almost double the capacity of the original. Instead of 6.4 kWh of available storage with Powerwall 1, the new batteries have 13.2 kWh of storage. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s cousin Lyndon Rive announced Austr
Read More

#Reflections: Being Bold for Change – An Evening with Tracey Fellows

Reflections by Maxine Bazeley. Last night I attended the CBRE offices in Melbourne for an International Women’s Day event organised by the YAICC. This group of young professionals had gathered to hear insights from the CEO of REA Group, Tracey Fellows. The interview led by YAICC’
Read More

#Blog: The SDGs and You.

The run into Christmas seems to be getting busier by the year and the phrase “limping to the finish line” rang true with a majority of people we were chatting to in 2016’s final weeks. We were no different at Talent Nation and it was a welcome relief when 5:30pm on December 23rd came
Read More

Market pulse: Talent Nation reveals the sustainable job hot spots

Property infrastructure, energy and social enterprises are hot spots in sustainability, according to sustainable, environmental and energy recruitment specialist Richard Evans. Evans, who is managing director of Talent Nation and chair of the Banksia Foundation, says the consultancies
Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Medals to be made from recycled mobile phones donated by the public

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say the medals will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public to give them a sense of direct involvement in the Games. The move is also part of an effort to promote sustainability and save co
Read More

Melbourne’s trams to be solar powered!

Melbourne’s trams network will soon be powered by the first large-scale solar plant to be built in Victoria. The solar plant, which will be completed by the end of 2018, is expected to be located in Victoria’s north-west. The state government announced on Thursday that the
Read More

Tesla Gigafactory Will Have World’s Largest Solar Rooftop Array

Tesla is taking full advantage of its ownership of SolarCity, and it will have the world’s largest solar rooftop array at its Gigafactory. The facility in Nevada will have the capacity to generate 70 megawatts of power thanks to its rooftop solar panel array, which is roughly seven ti
Read More

Google, Apple, Facebook race towards 100% renewable energy target

Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100% renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a decade, intends to get there by 2017. Google is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, and plans to buy enough wind and solar energy to of
Read More

Separate bins for takeaway coffee cups

As Australia’s love affair with coffee hots up, takeaway coffee cups continually stack up in our landfills, taking 50 years to decompose. Now, a trial run by Closed Loop has seen separate bins for takeaway coffee cups introduced in three buildings in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. “C
Read More