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24Nov2013

Skyhigh termination fees proposed for NSW households

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of NSW is debating whether or not to allow electricity suppliers the ability to charge households as much as $130 for terminating energy contracts.  The fee represents an exorbitant mark-up over other termination fees.  By comparison, Victoria residents need to pay only $20 to terminate their energy contracts. 
  • 24 Nov, 2013
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24Nov2013

UN Climate Change Conference – Super-typhoon Haiyan

Environmental and climate change leaders from around the world are gathering this week in Poland in a call for action on the growing problems of global warming and climate change.  The recent catastrophe in the Philippines caused by supertyphoon Haiyan has once again amplified the need for broad sweeping actions by world leaders.   The
  • 24 Nov, 2013
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24Nov2013

Hong Kong secondary school the most sustainable

The US Green Building Council recently named a low-income secondary school in Hong-Kong one of the greenest schools on earth. The Award was given to the Sing-Yin Secondary School based on its virtually nonexistent carbon footprint and the overarching educational focus on sustainability in the classroom.  The exterior of the school is complete with solar
  • 24 Nov, 2013
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18Nov2013

Storing Solar Energy

As the solar industry grows and becomes a larger part of the electricity system so does the need to effectively handle the inherent intermittency of solar power. Fortunately, over the past decade, a variety of options have arisen that allow solar energy to be stored for later use.  Batteries are the most well known technology
  • 18 Nov, 2013
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18Nov2013

Japan’s Shift From Nuclear To Solar

Following the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power plant in 2011, there has been a distinct shift in the culture surrounding energy production.  Prior to the earthquake and ensuing failure of the plant’s cooling systems, Japan had been the world leader in terms of installed nuclear power capacity, and planned nuclear development.  According to the
  • 18 Nov, 2013
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18Nov2013

The Global Solar Market May Be More Mature Than We Thought

Most people consider solar power a new and developing technology. The truth is actually quite different.  The technology allowing us to capture sunlight and turn it into electricity has been around for over one hundred years.  However, the fact that the technical knowledge has existed for a long time does not necessarily mean the market
  • 18 Nov, 2013
  • Kit Man Chan
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18Nov2013

Solar Power For Transport

The rise of the solar industry and the availability of solar resources have led developers to seek additional applications for power.  Traditionally used for residential and commercial heat or electricity, solar power is now being considered as a potential transport fuel.  Unlike traditional transport fuels, such as petroleum or even natural gas, solar power is
  • 18 Nov, 2013
  • Kit Man Chan
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