Richard Nicol


Seven billion and then some

10:47PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  With the global population set to hit seven billion and a price looming on carbon, now is a great time to get into the business of doing more with less. BY RICHARD NICOL.

Clean energy gets innovative

9:10PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 |  I have stumbled across a few developments in the sustainability world recently that should provide Australian start-ups with food for thought. BY RICHARD NICOL.

What happens to sustainability when everyone stops spending?

9:56PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 |  Times of poor economic activity are often when the best opportunities arise. What can sustainability do for your business, other than trim costs?

Green office savings

8:33PM | Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |  With rising energy prices the efficiency of your office space will affect your running costs more and more into the future.

The carbon tax opportunities

8:13PM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 |  A price on carbon will reward businesses that embrace the opportunities and punish the dinosaurs who resist change.

A taxing step forward for green start-ups

7:41AM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 |  A price on carbon is supposed to make the big polluters unhappy enough to change their behaviour, drastically. But what about the smaller guys? BY RICHARD NICOL.

Solar power – a no dawn start

7:58PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Research and development on energy is all about providing renewable base load power –something traditional solar thermal generation has been unsuccessful at achieving. That is until now.

Don’t let your business be green duped

6:09PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Start-ups can save money through energy efficiency, but misleading promises and poor-quality systems are common in the growing green market. BY RICHARD NICOL.

Some facts about carbon

6:02PM | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 |  Confused about carbon? We set down some calculations showing just how much prices will increase under the carbon tax. BY RICHARD NICOL.

Ditching the short-term thinking

5:44PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The smart and opportunistic business operators can capitalise on changes in sustainability while maximising profits, environmental and social benefits all at the same time. Clever, huh?