Built Environment Category

Tri Harder – Part 2, So what is the carbon intensity of tri-gen?

In Part 1 of Tri Harder I talked about the different carbon intensities of grid electricity around the world. Australia has one of the worst performing power grids in terms of carbon, being beaten by all of the developed world and most of the developing world too. The next question – is the whole of […]

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Wind turbines in buildings – Is venturi the answer?

I’m a big fan of treehugger for digging out new technologies, social movements and a general bit of tree hugging. And then working out how some of the ideas could be integrated into the built environment. How about this one – Sheerwind  a new wind power start up from Minnesota have come up with a way […]

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Tri Harder – Part 1, Electricity Generation Carbon Intensity

A great infographic about the carbon intensity of electricity from around the world by UK consultancy Best Foot Forward. It doesn’t have every country detailed but it does show how bad Australia is compared to the rest of the developed world when it comes to the carbon intensity of our electricity generation. We sit at […]

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“How Australia survived peak oil” – release date 2030

It still surprises me that the impact of oil security and future oil price is not widely discussed in the planning of our towns, our residential developments and the future of our everyday lives. Australia’s self sufficiency in meeting our demand for oil and other refinery feedstock production sits at around 66% in 2010, dropping […]

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