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12 MAY 2016: Australia’s buildings can save billions of dollars and reach zero carbon emissions by 2050, with energy efficiency delivering over half the emissions reductions according to a new report by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). “Over the last decade energy efficiency delivered more than 100 petajoules in energy savings and $28 billion.
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[caption id="attachment_4320" align="alignright" width="234"]Emma Herd, IGCC Emma Herd, IGCC[/caption] 6 June 2016: The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has published seven climate change policy priorities which investors believe are critical for managing risk and unlocking investment in low carbon finance opportunities. “The seven policy priorities identified.
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National electricity demand and emissions continue to grow according to the April 2016 Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX®) Report by pitt&sherry and The Australia Institute (TAI). More specifically, the report indicates that electricity generation, demand and consumption continues to be on the increase nationally following a seventeen month trend. The total annual demand in the NEM.
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The Paris agreement on climate and the global consensus on a comprehensive set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are signals that a business-as-usual approach to meeting 21st-century challenges is hopeless. A deep societal and economic transformation to sustainable ways of living is essential. Australia could make a good start towards this transformation by scrapping.
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