Energy saving program for Queensland business


From 1 July, businesses will be hit with an 11.5 to 14.3 percent increase on power bills due to the rise in regulated electricity tariffs. Queensland Watt Savers is a free energy efficiency program created to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and community organisations in south-east Queensland reduce their energy use.

Risks of systemic pesticides confirmed


The conclusions of a new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) – the most widely used pesticides in the world – confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees.

Closing the loop for carbon savings


A new initiative aims to take 25 years of research into energy-saving that is currently buried in journals and papers and create tangible practical tools for the design and construction industries. 

Funding boost for green property upgrades


In a boost for those undertaking ‘green’ commercial property upgrades, $80 million in funding for Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) has been committed by The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund (TAEUF).

World's largest solar bridge opens in London


The world’s largest solar bridge, opened at London Blackfriars train station last week, has 4,400 photovoltaic panels which span the River Thames and are set to produce 900,000 kWh of energy annually. That’s enough to provide 50 percent of the station’s energy or, in typically English fashion, “to make almost 80,000 cups of tea a day”.