Entries by Talent Nation

RMIT Develops Heat-Blocking Coating For Smart Windows

RMIT University has developed a self-modifying coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair that automatically lets in heat when it’s cold and blocks heat when it’s hot. The researchers behind the breakthrough say it could lead to the creation of self-regulating smart windows and “temperature-responsive buildings”. The coating is created with vanadium dioxide, which […]

B Corp of the Week: Whole Kids

Following a passion and creating an alignment of career and purpose is no easy feat, particularly when there’s a lot at stake. It’s often said you’ve got to ‘risk it to get the biscuit,’ which is exactly what Monica and James Meldrum have done (biscuit and all…) Monica and James are the couple behind Whole […]

Queen Elizabeth II Has Banned Plastic Straws and Bottles From Royal Estates

Queen Elizabeth II has declared war — on plastic — with a new waste plan put into place across the royal estates. The environmentally-conscious move was said to be inspired by nature documentarian and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, after the pair worked together on a documentary about wildlife in the Commonwealth, according to The Telegraph. Buckingham Palace […]

B Corp of the Week: BRM Projects

We love being a B Corporation for a number of reasons, but the incredible sense of community among like-minded, purpose-driven businesses definitely has to top our list. For this reason, we want to contribute to the support of the organisations that are striving to make a difference by sharing with you some of our favourites […]

Report Finds Shift to Cheap Electric Vehicles Feasible in Australia

The CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) says Australians would do well to consider switching to cheap electric vehicles within the next ten years. Vanessa Petrie said in a Daily Telegraph report that there are many good reasons to make the switch. These are also detailed in BZE’s 98-page ‘Electric Vehicles Report’ released in August 2017. While electric vehicles […]

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 […]