Globally, buildings are responsible for a massive share of energy and material consumption. Sustainable building movements are trying to change this, some by going back to the past, and some by diving head-first into the future.
Australians have now experienced some of the devastating impacts of what a global heating of just one degree looks like. We must decarbonise our economy, and the earlier we do this, the less painful and costly it is going to be.
Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).
Are you concerned about your energy bill? A free, face-to-face support session to help with energy accounts and related issues will be held June 21 at the Kentwell Community Centre in Ballina.
Should NSW develop nuclear power capabilities? And is it time to bring Lismore’s nuclear-free signs back? Nationals leader John Barilaro apparently thinks yes to the first question, telling his recent party conference that political correctness is making politics ‘risk-averse’ and less... Read More →
Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson. The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on energy, released today, clings to last century’s ideas by focussing on fossil fuels, while the world calls for action on climate change.
A grassroots energy saving movement that started in the United Kingdom is being adopted in Lismore. The initiative is based on the Transition Towns model, which brings together neighbours to promote practical ways to conserve energy.
A new report released by NRMA Motoring & Services has shown Australia’s reliance on imported transport fuel has risen from 60 per cent in 2000 to 91 per cent in 2013, putting immense pressure on Australia’s liquid fuel security reserves.... Read More →
Prominent Australian economist Professor John Quiggin has launched a scathing attack on energy sector privatisation, concluding that it has failed to deliver promised benefits for consumers. Professor Quiggin examined 20 years of pro-privatisation reform in his report, Electricity Privatisation in... Read More →