Melbourne tests new model for renewable energy

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In an attempt to lead the way to meet the city’s goal of zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users, who are interested in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.

Energy saving program for Queensland business

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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

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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

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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

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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).