Energy efficiency


Noise as energy a good call

6:54PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 |  Korean researchers have discovered a way to charge mobile phones using people’s voices as they chat, opening up a new window of opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in energy efficiency.

Carbon price will drive green innovation: Garnaut

6:24PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 |  The Federal Government should spend up to $2.5 billion a year generated from the carbon tax to foster innovation in clean technologies, according to climate change expert Ross Garnaut.

Extend battery on Windows Phone

5:52PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Windows Phone may be the newest operating system around, but like any smartphone, Windows can eat your battery pretty quickly.

Water-powered flying machine

5:15PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 |  When it comes to extreme sports, it’s hard to beat a water-powered jet pack that can fly users across water.

ANZA start-ups return “exhilarated” from Silicon Valley

4:56PM | Wednesday, 20 April 2011 |  The CEOs of seven Australian start-ups have returned from Silcon Valley praising the “stream of opportunities” airising from the first Global Acceleration Program, according to event organiser ANZA.

How to dodge the energy cost crunch

4:18PM | Wednesday, 13 April 2011 |  The carbon tax may be an unresolved political hot potato for the Gillard government, but the pain of rising energy prices, and growing overheads in general, is one that is already being felt by small businesses.

Energy efficiency ripe for Australian innovation

3:00PM | Thursday, 31 March 2011 |  Energy efficiency has been identified as a major growth area for Australian tech companies at the Federal Government’s Innovation Australia Showcase.

Solar-powered bins not a rubbish idea

3:26PM | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 |  Solar-powered rubbish bins that compact their own litter recently went on trial in the UK, indicating the industry could be set for a breakthrough in Australia.

H-Bike goes up a gear

3:47AM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 |  In a bid to reduce our carbon footprint, energy efficiency has developed into a highly lucrative industry yet to be fully realised. Transport in particular lends itself to be reinvented.

Government grants pump $13 million into new inventions

3:00AM | Monday, 7 March 2011 |  Commercialisation Australia backs 34 organisations in 2011 funding round with grants of up to $2 million each.