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Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

25 June 2019

This article was originally published by UTS Business School. Read the original here.   Making Australian financial systems supportive of sustainable development: Lessons from the European Union’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth A new report: Unlocking Australia’s Sustainable Finance Potential, examines the state of play of sustainable finance in Australia and compares it to the …

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Waving hello to ocean energy action in Australia

Waving hello to ocean energy action in Australia

8 June 2019

Growing up in Australia, we likely all heard the same warnings from our parents: respect the ocean – it’s deceptively, relentlessly powerful. Getting beaten up by a dumping surf over summer holidays or witnessing the complete landscape shift on the beach after a king tide really drove that message home. The amount of energy contained …

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Fashion is cyclical. And getting circular.

Fashion is cyclical. And getting circular.

30 May 2019

We don’t usually think about what goes into making our clothes, or what happens to them after we donate them or throw them away. But the environmental impact of our fashion choices is enormous. One garbage truck of textiles is wasted every second. 92 million tonnes of solid waste dumped into landfills each year can …

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Adapting to climate change in Europe: Building a systemic and urgent vision

Adapting to climate change in Europe: Building a systemic and urgent vision

20 May 2019

This article originally appeared on the EIT Climate-KIC website. In the last few months, the school strikers for climate and activist movement such as Extinction Rebellion have catalysed public concern and media attention around the urgent challenge of climate change. This urgency is long overdue, and it represents welcome support for more progressive and radical …

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Climate army in action at South Pole Leaders Forum

Climate army in action at South Pole Leaders Forum

16 May 2019

Climate-KIC Australia is bringing together experts in property development, energy-use monitoring technology, and environmental policy and research to build a business and lifestyle case for geothermal heat pumps, a heating and cooling technology that is sustainable, reliable and clean, for industry-wide deployment.

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Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

26 April 2019

Climate-KIC Australia is bringing together experts in property development, energy-use monitoring technology, and environmental policy and research to build a business and lifestyle case for geothermal heat pumps, a heating and cooling technology that is sustainable, reliable and clean, for industry-wide deployment.

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From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

15 April 2019

Sunovate were the Australian winners of ClimateLaunchpad in 2018, the world's biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Since completing the competition late last year, Sunovate is now a thriving photovoltaic-thermal technology startup. We catch up with Cesira Leigh to find out how they transformed their idea into a business reality.

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Time for a new idea to solve climate change?

Time for a new idea to solve climate change?

2 April 2019

Climate-KIC Australia today launched the Australian 2019 edition of the world’s largest green business ideas competition, ClimateLaunchpad. Globally, ClimateLaunchpad brings in clean-technology and green business ideas from over 50 countries across five continents.

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Renewable geothermal heat pumps trialled at Blacktown greenfield estate

Renewable geothermal heat pumps trialled at Blacktown greenfield estate

25 January 2019

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $500,000 in funding to Climate-KIC Australia to lead a three-year longitudinal study into the benefits of geothermal energy in the residential sector and greenfield estates. The $1.7 million project will study a commercial-scale demonstration of renewable ground-source heat pumps being deployed in the Fairwater master-planned residential …

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Australia’s First Business Renewables Centre Launches

Australia’s First Business Renewables Centre Launches

16 October 2018

Large Australian organisations looking to switch to renewable energy will now be able to turn to Australia’s first Business Renewables Centre to help them to procure solar or wind energy through a renewable Power Purchase Agreements.

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