News Category: Climate Change

Phasing out fossil fuels Are we winning?

Professor Peter Newman contends that our cities are driving a change which is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from both coal and oil. Reproduced with permission from ATA‘s ReNew magazine edition 139. IN 2016 the International Energy Agency announced that the world had changed. For the first time in hundreds of years the world was producing … Read more

Our Energy Future launches

SYDNEY COUNCILS LAUNCH Free Energy Help and Advice Program. Residents across eight participating council regions in Sydney are set to receive free energy help and advice from the experts at Our Energy Future. On 21st June 2017, Our Energy Future (OEF) was officially launched at Projects 107, one of the first beneficiaries of the program. … Read more

Program Update

Our Energy Future is continuing to grow in New South Wales. We now have ten councils signed up to the service, with Waverley Council and Woollahra joining the team in July. For details of participating councils visit our council page here. Services being offered through the councils include: Running energy related workshops, events or information … Read more

Getting in front of the meter

Finding value in sharing Can we find value for both customers and the network in sharing locally generated energy and thus accelerate a transition to 100% renewables? MEFL alumni Bruce Thompson and Paul Murfitt discuss the potential in microgrids, virtual power plants and more. THE transformation of the electricity network is certainly now upon us. Years of … Read more

Gardening with stormwater

Stormwater is rain that runs off the ground or paved areas into stormwater drains that then divert it away from your property. It makes sense to slow this flow of stormwater and direct it to areas where it can soak into the soil and benefit the garden. Slowing the flow reduces stormwater pollution and keeps … Read more

Preparing for summer

Spring has well and truly arrived. Trees are blossoming, bees are out and some of us are very relieved to be putting away our beanies and winter coats for a while. But it probably won’t be long before the heat gets more extreme and this can get us down, while making our energy bills go … Read more