Entries by Talent Nation

It’s Time to Employ Conscious Decision-Making When You Shop

Ethical fashion can sometimes feel like an overwhelming topic. And rightfully so — it refers to the darker side of fashion (think factory conditions, animal rights and the environment). And while it’s easy to turn a blind eye if it means you can still shop your favourite fast fashion labels, now is the time to take […]

Port Augusta Solar Thermal Power Plant will be Biggest of its Type in the World

South Australia’s reputation as the solar hub of Australia is growing after the state government approved construction of a solar thermal power plant near Port Augusta. The 150 MW solar thermal power plant will also be the biggest of its kind in the world. The project will create 650 local jobs during construction and 50 ongoing positions. The solar thermal process […]

Tesla Says Solar Roof Production Has Started in Buffalo

Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it began manufacturing its premium solar roof tiles at the company’s Buffalo, New York factory last month and has started surveying the homes of customers who made a deposit of $1,000 to reserve the product last year. The solar roof, which generates electricity without the need for traditional rooftop panels, […]

Renewable Energy to Power Stawell Farm a “World’s First”

The Victorian State government has stated that it will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility what the state government calls “the world’s first ever crop farm” to be completely powered by renewable energy. The […]

WWF Develops Blockchain Solution to Improve Transparency in Tuna Industry

The World Wildlife Fund in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand have joined forces to stamp out illegal fishing and slave labour in the tuna fishing industry using blockchain technology. In partnership with US-based software company ConsenSys and information and communications technology implementer TraSeable, WWF has been able to help tuna fishing and processing company Sea […]

Australia Post Installs Record-Breaking Solar Panel Power System

Australia Post has installed the nation’s largest single-roof solar panel system at its Chullora sorting centre in Sydney. The $3 million project will subsequently power Australia’s busiest parcel sorting facility. This will save more than $800,000 in annual energy costs. The record-breaking project also spans more than 11,000 square metres, the same area as nine Olympic swimming pools. The […]

Yes SA’s Battery is Massive, But It Can Do Much More Than Store Energy

The “world’s largest” lithium-ion battery has been officially opened in South Australia. Tesla’s much-anticipated “mega battery” made the “100 days or it’s free” deadline, after a week of testing and commissioning. Unsurprisingly, the project has attracted a lot of attention, both in Australia and abroad. This is largely courtesy of high-profile Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, not […]

The War on Waste: A Big Win

Peppermint Magazine released an exclusive interview with ABC’s War on Waste following the shows widespread success, and their achievement of winning a prestigious Banksia Award. The ABC’s War on Waste hit a resounding high note with the Australian population – reigniting the waste debate and getting people well and truly fired up about the issues it covered. As […]

Future Office Trends: Wellness, Urban Farms and No Cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities. Based on 260 survey respondents collected at TEDxSydney, the […]