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Over 100 organisations join forces in push for improved energy efficiency in Australian homes

Over 100 organisations join forces in push for improved energy efficiency in Australian homes

10 August 2022

10 August 2022 – An alliance of more than 100 property, community, health and environmental organisations has today issued a forceful call to the country’s Building Ministers to lift the energy efficiency of new homes built in Australia. The powerful joint statement, released two weeks ahead of a National Building Ministers meeting, urges the Commonwealth, …

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Regional Australia has huge potential for decarbonisation potential across ‘hard to abate’ supply chains find the latest report of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative 

Regional Australia has huge potential for decarbonisation potential across ‘hard to abate’ supply chains find the latest report of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative 

20 June 2022

20 June 2022, Melbourne – Major industrial regions – including the Pilbara, Kwinana, Hunter, Illawarra and Gladstone – have the natural resources, workforce and baseline infrastructure that can be expanded to support Australia’s net zero transition, according to a report released today. The report shows it is possible for these five regions to achieve an …

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Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

16 May 2022

16 May 2022, Sydney – To celebrate MECLA’s one year birthday, high ranking government officials and industry CEOs came together to discuss their zero carbon commitments and pledges to drive down carbon emissions. The level of transformation and decarbonisation required for a climate safe future requires collaboration across the supply chain, and this is exactly …

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Green light for net zero Decarbonisation Hub

Green light for net zero Decarbonisation Hub

9 May 2022

9 May 2022, Sydney – Research, development and commercialisation for decarbonisation technology in NSW is being fast tracked, with a $15 million investment in the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy Matt Kean said the Hub is a key part of the NSW Government’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by …

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International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

1 April 2022

1 April 2022, Sydney – On the 31st of March 2022 Climate-KIC Australia, WWF and Presync, as an extension of their roles with MECLA, held a workshop to present their research on the emerging policies in jurisdictions around the world aimed at reducing embodied carbon in the built environment. The researchers who lead the workshop …

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MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

14 March 2022

14 March 2022, Sydney – Cement manufacturing accounts for approximately 7% of global carbon emissions. To ensure a sustainable future the industry must make significant regulatory, technological, structural and behavioural changes across the entire concrete and cement value chain. To discuss the challenges, opportunities and pathways forward, MECLA hosted a Spotlight session on Concrete and …

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European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

1 March 2022

1 March 2022, Melbourne – The EU-Australian Climate Business Network completed its current two and a half year program of knowledge sharing and engagement activities early this year. An initiative of the European Union, for which Climate KIC was the delivery partner, the Network project was supported under the EU’s Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of …

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Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

13 December 2021

13 December 2021, Perth – Promising findings from the latest report out of the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC), validates the growing interest in the need for Australian home retrofits for thermal and energy efficiency. The report, entitled Pathways to Scale: Retrofitting One Million+ Homes, outlines the …

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Another strong year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Another strong year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

13 December 2021

13 December 2021, Sydney – 2021 was a challenging year on many levels, but Corporate Purchasing of Renewables continues to be key feature of the energy market. The Business Renewable Centre Australia’s annual State of the Market report has found that after a record year in 2020 where 1.3 GW of capacity were signed through …

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World-first Integrated Ocean Energy Marketplace planned for Albany, WA

World-first Integrated Ocean Energy Marketplace planned for Albany, WA

14 October 2021

With over 70% of our earth covered by oceans and over 85% of Australia’s population living within 50km of the coast, why isn’t energy from the ocean a mainstream source of renewable energy? The CSIRO estimates that wave energy alone could contribute up to 11% of Australia’s energy by 2050. Given this potential, theAustralian Ocean …

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