Energy efficiency


Mobile-charging shoes

10:55PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Your mobile phone might never run out of power mid-conversation again, thanks to research from the University of Wisconsin.

Shredded paper a powerful idea

1:19PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 |  Japanese electronics giant Sony has revealed technology that generates electricity from shredded paper.

Top 10 technology trends for 2012

1:15PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Technology trends in 2011 were heavily influenced by the uptake of mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets. So what’s in store for the year ahead? StartupSmart picks out the top technology trends for 2012. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Electric car-sharing concept speeds up

12:35PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Paris has launched an electric car-sharing program to cut air and noise pollution on the city’s medieval cobblestone streets and beyond.

Google scraps green tech fund in “spring cleaning” frenzy

11:40PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  The green technology industry has been dealt a blow after Google announced its plan to shut down green tech investment fund REC, along with a host of other of its other initiatives.

Get your team thinking green

11:23PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  The carbon tax has now passed through the Senate and I’ve got a simple message for entrepreneurs – start thinking about it now.

Are there any good ways that we can keep our operational costs down in our new office?

11:37PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Smart office managers tend to keep one eye on the bottom line and one eye on environmental performance, so reducing energy use is clearly a win/win proposition.

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.

Enspire cleans up at Business3000 awards

10:44PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  IT solutions provider Enspire was named business of the year at today’s Business3000 awards, also taking out an innovation award, while Illumination and Gerwurzhaus were also honoured.

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.