Energy

Earth Hour

26 March, 2011

At 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March, we’ll once again witness the largest voluntary action in our history – over one billion people worldwide simply switching off the lights. This Australian movement has taken the world by storm over the last four years. This year, participants are being asked what they’re doing to take initiative beyond the hour. Don’t forget to register at www.earthhour.org.

Where: Worldwide.
Cost: Free to participate!
Click here for more information.

GasLand_Josh Fox

GasLand: a film by Josh Fox

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The billion dollar energy industry has a dirty little secret... Natural gas is often hailed as an 'eco-energy' because it burns clean, but the mining of natural gas via fracking causes irreversible damage to waterways, and is carcinogenic to farm animals and people nearby.

energy meter

Understanding energy usage

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

We've all heard loads of energy saving tips such as "Turn your air conditioner up a couple degrees in summer and down a couple degrees in winter". We've been told that this is a great way to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. I'm sure we all believe it (as it is correct), but do we really relate to it?

One of Perth's natural-gas powered buses

Clean energy for public transport - what are the options?

Monday, 6 April 2009

Even though public transport is more efficient than car travel, it could be even better if it were run on cleaner sources of fuel. There are a lot more options for this than there used to be.

nuclear power plant

Is nuclear the answer to climate change?

Thursday, 5 March 2009

The nuclear debate is back on the agenda. Former treasurer Peter Costello says the green movement needs to embrace it and the ABARE says there is a strong business case for it. But opponents say it is too dangerous, too expensive and insufficient.

Bright ideas for energy

Possible power

Monday, 2 February 2009

There's energy all around us. But what are the ways of putting it to good, clean use?

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Free Market Versus Government Regulations

Sunday, 5 October 2008

An effective solution to carbon dioxide emissions requires that governments take a direct regulatory and investment role.

Making solar energy mainstream

Friday, 3 October 2008

Scientia Professor Martin Green comments on the increased affordability of using solar generated electricity for the average household. From the University of New South Wales.

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