Energy efficiency


Clean-tech companies can transform

3:29PM | Friday, 4 March 2011 |  Looking for the next opportunity in energy efficiency? Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from an innovative US business named Transphorm.

Carbon tax to hurt cashflow, help investment

2:19PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  There has been a mixed response to the Federal Government’s controversial carbon tax plan, which could see small businesses paying a fixed carbon price for five years from mid 2012.

Have a green day

2:08PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  Australia will have carbon pricing in a bit over a year and entrepreneurs need to get ready.

Energy prices continue to soar for small firms

2:57PM | Monday, 21 February 2011 |  Small businesses are set to be hit by escalating energy bills, with prices set to double in the period between 2008 and 2015, a report by Australian Industry Group (AIG) shows.

Switching on to energy efficiency

2:36PM | Tuesday, 15 February 2011 |  As a small business starting out what can you do to minimise your electricity costs and exposure to the risk of price increases?

Energy efficiency ideas heat up

2:32PM | Monday, 14 February 2011 |  Being crammed into a tiny space with lots of strangers isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but unfortunately it is a reality for many city dwellers and commuters.

Eco reminder sticks with consumers

2:25PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 |  UK-based business HU2 has come up with a range of wall stickers reminding users to turn off, shut down or unplug equipment, helping consumers with their energy efficiency.

Norman Cousins

2:00AM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 |  Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.

Barefoot Power

1:36PM | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 |  If vision, determination and social conscience were the only benchmarks of entrepreneurship, Stewart Craine would be considered one of the top business leaders in Australia.

Change the battery settings on your Windows notebook

1:55PM | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 |  One of the biggest pains about operating a laptop is the battery – it wears out pretty quickly.