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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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Disruptive Tech Property Impact – Renewable Electricity

The final post in the series of posts on the impact of the McKinsey & Company 12 disruptive technologies on the property industry in Australia. The final one potentially the best one – renewable energy. There are the obvious ones about offsite renewable energy reducing the grid carbon intensity, making buildings more carbon efficient and […]

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Reason to be cautious – electricity price tipped to fall, gas price remains uncertain

Electricity price rises in NSW are expected to slow next year to only a 3% rise, which is great news. The Energy Minister Chris Hartcher went on to say that by mid-2015 we should expect to see an average 6% fall. Even greater news as energy poverty has become a greater concern in low income […]

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10,000 hits and top 10 posts

I started blogging just under 6 months ago, in that time I have published 136 posts and managed to get over 10,000 hits so I wondered which posts got the most hits. There was a couple of surprises in there. Here’s the Top 10 1. Is it powered by coal and steam? – The irony […]

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What is sustainability – The pitfalls of carbon as a proxy for our buildings performance

“Sometimes we can’t measure what we need, so we invent a proxy, something that’s much easier to measure and stands in as an approximation” – have we done this with carbon emissions as a measurement for sustainability in the built environment? And if we have, what implications does gaming the proxy have on our built […]

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How to be green – hybrid cars are cheaper

Is hybrid, electric or petrol cars better for the environment? I am sure we have all heard the fact that Arnie’s hydrogen hummer is better in its entire lifecycle than a toyota prius. Well, we now have all electric cars on the road, so is Arnie’s hummer still better? There is plenty of research out […]

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3 Top Tips from German Town Going Off the Grid

Feldheim, a town in Germany has gone off grid, become energy independent and self sufficient for its energy needs. The 145 residents, 2 business and 2 local authorities now benefit from energy security and reduced energy costs. What was the secret to its success? Here are my top 3 takeaway tips are for anyone wanting […]

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