Category Archives: Consumers
By Chris Dunstan, University of Technology, Sydney
The traditional electricity industry has been stunned by the enthusiastic uptake of solar panels across the nation. Why? Because rapid uptake of rooftop solar power, solar hot water and energy efficiency technologies are eroding the profits of coal fired power stations, retailers and network businesses.
It’s no surprise.
By Laura Eadie, University of Technology, Sydney
If I install solar panels and a car battery to run my air conditioner, should I pay higher electricity network fees? The electricity industry and Queensland’s Energy Minister would say yes, but is that equitable?
Scenarios like this expose inconsistencies between the way we pay for electricity poles and.
By Tullia Jack, RMIT University
If you’re worried about dressing ethically, chances are you think about sweatshop conditions in developing countries, unsustainable farming practices, convoluted global supply chains that ring up a huge carbon footprint, and mountains of fast-fashion festering in landfill.
But the first thing you should think about is how often you wash your.
By Will J Grant
Winter is coming, and all across the southern states eyes turn to energy bills and minds towards how to make them smaller. What is the most efficient way to heat your house?
As with anything to do with thermodynamics the answer is complicated, but there are some solid rules to help shape.