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Future Melbourne Residents Could Trade in Rainwater To Cut Down On Bills

Future Melbourne apartment dwellers may trade unused rainwater from rooftop tanks with their neighbours, cutting down on their water bills. South East Water is exploring a water-saving concept for Fishermans Bend in Melbourne’s inner south, which would give up to 80,000 future r
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Funds Without Ethical Lens Risk Being Left On Shelf

As ethical investment continues to enter the mainstream, super funds and managers that do not incorporate ethics into their decision-making risk being left behind, Banking and Finance Oath founding director Clare Payne has warned. Speaking at the Portfolio Construction Forum Strategie
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Victoria Continues Renewables Leadership With VRET Legislation

Victoria has again thumbed its nose at federal energy policy dithering, announcing it will enshrine its Victorian Renewable Energy Target into law and hold reverse auctions for 650 megawatts of renewable projects. Premier Daniel Andrews said the VRET legislation would set targets of 2
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Rise of Electric Cars Has Us Speeding To The End of Internal Combustion Engine

Of the 1,145,024 new cars sold in Australia last year, a mere 219 were electric and 12,625 hybrid. Yet all cars sold in Australia are likely to be purely electric far sooner than such starkly contrasting numbers might suggest. The issue is not whether the internal combustion engine, o
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Solar Thermal Power Plant Supporters and Locals Welcome Greenlighting of Port Augusta Project

The Port Augusta community and its clean energy supporters have welcomed the news that the world’s largest solar thermal power station will be built in the region. It was announced yesterday that US operator Solar Reserve would build the 150 megawatt power station known as the A
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$1.76M Offered To Increase Energy Efficiency

On Friday, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced the funding for owners and tenants to make their commercial buildings more energy efficient. Applications are now open from building owners, agents, tenants and facilities managers for the
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Australians Want Government To Focus On Renewables Even if it Costs More: Poll

Lowy Institute polling also finds 57% of people consider climate change to be a ‘critical threat’ The vast majority of Australians want the government to focus on renewable energy, even if that means more money needs to be spent on making the system reliable, according to polling by t
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War On Waste: The Family of Four Producing Half a Bread Bag of Rubbish a Week

How much household rubbish does a family of four, including a baby, produce each week? On a farm in Katanning, about 300 kilometres south-east of Perth, it is an impressive half a bread bag. Tips for reducing waste: Take own bags and containers to supermarket Buy flour, rice and other
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#Blog: Exploring Impact in The Sustainability and Social Space

An update from Senior Consultant, Maxine Bazeley. Lately I’ve been working to expand my network at industry events and introduction meetings in search of the real impact roles within property. Early last month Richard and I headed to Sydney, where we connected with engineering, asset
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