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Registrations open for energy storage conference

02 March, 2016

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition has officially opened registrations. The event will see over 2000 conference delegates and trade visitors gather together to get a glimpse of a future with energy storage.

New energy retailer encourages use of renewables

01 March, 2016

ARENA and SBCVC have backed a $5 million Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund investment into Mojo Power, claimed to be the first energy retailer to offer rates that reflect the true cost of providing electricity to homes.

'No More Average Buildings' campaign in NSW

25 February, 2016

A new campaign aims to lift the energy efficiency of average-performing commercial office buildings in New South Wales.

CEO Insights: Gareth O'Reilly

02 February, 2016

Gareth O'Reilly, zone president, Schneider Electric, Australia & New Zealand, discusses growth opportunities and emerging technology trends for the energy sector in 2016.

Online energy storage database launched

29 January, 2016

The Australian Energy Storage Database provides free, up-to-date information on energy storage projects.

Manufacturing a better working environment

12 October, 2015 by Barry Thomas, Director Asia Pacific, MD Cook Australia, Cook Medical

As the managing director of Cook Medical Australia, Barry Thomas is aware of manufacturers' contributions to environmental issues today — and he believes we should do what we can to address these issues.

The Australian Power Generation Technology study

02 October, 2015

More than 30 Australian utility and energy providers, industry, research and environmental organisations and governments have agreed to support an independent study on the costs and performance of current power-generation technologies.

Atlas Copco AQ 15-30 VSD oil-free compressor

21 September, 2015

Atlas Copco's AQ 15-30VSD water-injected screw compressor, available in water-cooled and air-cooled versions, is designed to meet users' needs for pure, oil-free air while offering high-pressure capability and improved energy efficiency.

How much cost does a capacity system really save?

18 September, 2015

Many utilities employ penalty rates for low electrical system efficiency. A common resolution to this situation is to install a capacitor system. How much energy and how much cost can a capacitor system actually save?

Energy costs hit low-income households hardest

25 August, 2015

Research has found that over the past two decades (1993–2012), low-income households and those caught in the housing affordability trap felt the brunt of energy costs. Higher income households were meanwhile unaffected, as income rose above inflation and in line with prices.

The essentials of building automation

21 May, 2015

There are few markets as fast paced or lucrative as the technology market, particularly in the context of building automation solutions.

Creating a sustainable future for Australia's buildings

22 January, 2015 by Cara Ryan

Across Australia and the globe, buildings account for up to 40% of energy. Cara Ryan from the EcoBuildings Division of Schneider Electric comments on how she believes we can create greater efficiencies in our existing buildings throughout 2015 and beyond.

Engineers Australia releases energy security report

04 December, 2014

Engineers Australia released the report 'Energy Security for Australia' today at Parliament House. The report draws attention to Australia's current energy security flaws and maps out a pathway to a stronger energy future.

Thin clients: a sustainable alternative to PCs

27 November, 2014 by Marc Doehnert, ANZ Business Development Manager, IGEL Technology

Thin clients are designed to provide a smaller, cheaper and more energy-efficient desktop computing alternative to traditional PCs, explains Marc Doehnert, ANZ Business Development Manager, IGEL Technology.

Bridging the gap between distributors and customer

15 September, 2014 by Matt Gleeson, Oracle Utilities Regional Vice President at Oracle APAC

Recent developments in the utilities industry have made one thing very clear: for energy companies, doing business the way they have until now no longer represents a sustainable course of action.

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