Explore Energy

13 Sep 2021

Sustainable House Day

beginning on 21 September, as well as a program of free online events on 17th October. You can view our full program on our website now.

28 Jul 2021

The Good Car Company’s bulk buy model is going national

The Good Car Company introduced its used EV bulk buying model two and a half years ago to help make electric vehicles more affordable. Even with recent state-based incentives, such as the ACT’s stamp duty exemption, high upfront costs leave EVs out-of-reach for many.

18 May 2021

What keeps climate scientists like me awake at night - and why the next 10 years are so critical

But what if you decide to wait – let’s say for a few years, or even a decade to two, perhaps to 2050 or beyond.

18 May 2021

Getting the mail on solar installations

The 20 years of data collected by the CER[[i]](https://www.energycouncil.com.au/analysis/getting-the-mail-on-solar-installations/#_edn1), shows Bundaberg (4670) to be the leading postcode for solar installations, while another three Queensland suburbs are in the top 10 postcodes for the total number of rooftop solar installations.

23 Apr 2021

Laura Di Mambro on living a conscious life

Following a degree in architecture and a successful career in interior design in England, Laura moved to Australia, intending to continue her design journey here.

30 Mar 2021

Complete list of electric cars under $75,000 in Australia in 2021

Despite the impact of Covid-19, the year 2020 has seen several new electric cars launched in Australia, adding a little more consumer choice despite a lack of support from government.

21 Mar 2021

Earth Hour: Saturday 27 March - #SwitchforNature

Earth Hour has always been for everyone. Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities into a millions-strong movement, and it’s never been a more important time to make the switch.

08 Mar 2021

Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo

The expo will showcase exciting electric transport options now available, including electric cars, e-bikes and e-scooters. You will get the chance to speak with exhibitors, and get the first hand experience of electric car owners.

01 Feb 2021

Join the movement: Healthy Sunshine Coast is back for 2021!

One of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular fitness and wellness programs for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from is back and just in time for people to tackle their New Year’s resolutions for 2021.

29 Sep 2020

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

The three day program will focus on the opportunities for the Cleantech industry as an instigator of innovation, economic development, creative collaborations and inclusive prosperity.

17 Sep 2020

From trash to treasure – the online marketplace for business waste

As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! With ASPIRE, businesses can trade, exchange or sell unwanted waste. Surplus or unwanted goods are matched with businesses seeking them.

19 Mar 2020

Energy savings for small business

Free help aimed at saving on professional services energy costs. Tailored advice and tips to help cut energy costs for small businesses in the professional services industry.

30 Jan 2020

How to cope with extreme heat days without racking up the aircon bills

Original article found at: theconversation.com Summer in Australia is getting hotter. Extreme heat events, with daytime temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius, are becoming more common and we are getting more of these days in a row.

10 Jan 2020

Eight new electric vehicle models set to join Australia market in 2020

At least eight new electric vehicle models will hit Australian shores in 2020, opening up further choice for drivers wanting to reduce private transport emissions or simply have the latest in automotive technology.

10 Jan 2020

Combining home solar, batteries and EVs will be better deal than solar alone by 2024

A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has found that by as early as 2024, it will be cheaper Australian households to invest in solar, storage and an electric vehicle in combination, than in a solar system alone.

15 Oct 2019

An appetite for change: the power of 1 Million Women

Conservationist, activist and founder of 1 Million Women, Natalie Isaacs is proof that a single person can change the world. The former cosmetics manufacturer who started a global movement of women and girls after reducing her own electricity bill shared her story with Sunshine Coast changemakers at the second annual Spring into Sustainability lunch recently.

13 Sep 2019

Powering Queensland’s first community energy project

The first community energy project by a Queensland group is now up and running with a social enterprise in south Brisbane successfully powered by community-funded solar.

29 Aug 2019

Energy Efficient Communities Program

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.

12 Mar 2019

Locals making a difference beyond Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2019 is almost upon us. This stand against climate change has grown from relatively humble beginnings in Sydney in 2007, where 2.2 million people switched off their lights for one hour, to becoming the largest environmental movement on the globe.

01 Dec 2018

How much does it cost to power an electric car around Australia?

When we think of electric cars, most of us think of Elon Musk, or his electric car company Tesla.When we imagine the setting for this Tesla car we’ve just conjured, we generally think of city surrounds, with perhaps a young hipster, or business tycoon behind the wheel.

20 Nov 2018

Lower your household electricity costs

The rising cost of electricity is in the news almost every day. But how much control can we have over our power bills?After we’ve shopped around for the lowest rates, what other low cost ways can we achieve lower electricity costs.

08 Nov 2018

Help shape Australia’s energy future by downloading the CSIRO Energise App

The new CSIRO Energise App gives each of us the opportunity to be a ‘citizen scientist’ by contributing information about energy consumption in our own households to a major research project.

23 Jul 2018

Sustainable business practices boost SME success

Australian SMEs are set to benefit from customers demanding more than just a place to shop, with around three quarters (73 per cent) of shoppers actively seeking out businesses that offer sustainable products and services.

06 Apr 2018

Questions to ask before getting solar PV installed

Solar PV prices having rapidly fallen over recent years, whilst energy prices seem to keep increasing. Having a solar system installed on your roof can be a smart investment.

19 Dec 2017

Top 10 Summer power saving tips

With household power prices continuing to soar, save power and help prevent power bill shock with these tips. Close windows, curtains and blinds during the day.

01 Dec 2017

Tips for choosing or changing electricity retailer

How to shop around Customers in South East Queensland are able to choose their electricity retailer. This means you can shop around for an electricity retail offer that suits your household or small business.

02 May 2017

The most energy sucking appliances in your home?

. One thing you can look at immediately is the energy efficiency of the appliances you use regularly, and whether they are the main culprits or not.

16 Mar 2017

Living with the Tesla Powerwall for a year: the first Australian case study

Savings in excess of 90% have been reported by the first Australian to install a Tesla Powerwall after a year of living with the solar system.

26 Aug 2016

Switch off and save: The appliances that eat into your energy bill

You€Ûªre taking positive steps to reduce your energy use by turning down the heater or air conditioner, but did you know that a number of household appliances are busy using electricity even when they€Ûªre on standby mode?

26 Aug 2016

How to teach your children to use less energy

Most kids love learning new things and relish the opportunity to be helpful around the house. When you explain the importance of saving energy, they’ll be more than happy to do their bit.

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