Public servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies into just three bodies run by two departments under a substantial rewrite of the administration of carbon abatement schemes under the Coalition. READ MORE HERE.
Where is either party’s plan for long-term energy security? A federal election is the perfect opportunity to frame a vision for the country’s future. And yet this Saturday we are faced with major parties simply trying to survive the day with the biggest number of ballots. As a business owner, I want more from our… Read more
The South Australian NECA Excellence Awards were announced at the association’s annual Industry Dinner, which was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday the 23 August 2013. A fantastic night for all 400 guests involved, the evening provided many reasons for contractors to celebrate not the least of which was the presentation of Excellence… Read more
Tammy Newport and fiancé Stuart Devenish just launched online men’s underwear store, Reer Endz. By day, Newport is a full-time retail buyer and Devenish a full-time gardener. “We were looking for more flexibility in life,” says, Newport, 32. Newport says the couple currently work 40-45 hours a week for their full-time jobs and 18-20 hours… Read more
Research in Auckland, New Zealand has found that urban sprawl might be a better option than building compact cities, if solar panels are fitted on every house and electric car travel becomes the norm. READ MORE HERE.
California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid. READ MORE HERE.
Anna Begay lives in a remote area. So far out that it is too expensive to connect her home to the electric grid. But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have electricity. When the sun sets she can switch on a solar-powered battery to light up her room. The solar panel was installed last spring,… Read more
The solar PV boom has left an indelible mark on power demand during the day, with our charts of the week highlighting how rapidly demand has fallen between 7am and 5pm. READ MORE HERE.
With billions at stake, the incumbent power players are fighting back against solar and energy efficiency – but we can’t afford them to remain enemies of clean energy. READ MORE HERE.
Crayola is launching a nationwide used-marker recycling program in which the used markers will be directly transformed into energy. The COLORCYCLE program, as it’s been dubbed, will give students throughout the country the option of recycling any type of used marker through an in-school collection program. The markers that are collected will then be used,… Read more
Adelaide-based solar energy business, Suntrix Pty Ltd has been named the 2013 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year. Suntrix, which also won the Medium Business Award, offers a turnkey solution focusing on solar expertise, value products and personalised customer service. Husband and wife team, Jenny Paradiso and David Hille launched the residential, commercial and… Read more
Adelaide solar firm Suntrix has been named as one of South Australia’s top businesses in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. Now in its fourth year, Suntrix employs 22 people and is looking to double its commercial business as a means of building a long-term South Australian company. Director Jenny Paradiso said being named one of… Read more