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Microwave power

What are your problem switches?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

So how are we all doing with this challenge? How often are you remembering to switch off at the wall?

Vampires in your house!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Don't look now, but there's a vampire in your house! It's sucking away, draining your electricity.

Wayne Swan

Is the environment a winner in the Federal Budget?

Friday, 15 May 2009

The Government has announced big spending programs for the environment in this year's Federal Budget. Solar power and clean coal technology are among the big winners. But on close analysis, is the Budget that good for the environment?

Making it easier to switch off at the wall

Thursday, 14 May 2009

I'm looking into ways I could make switching off at the wall easier on myself, and therefore more likely to keep the habit up.

Cut 10% of your electricity emissions with the flick of a switch

Sunday, 10 May 2009

If you're trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint, getting rid of that standby drain will cut up to 10% of your electricity-related emissions.

Power struggle

New challenge: switch off at the wall

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Standby power accounts for up to 10% of the average household's electricity use. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty happy to take a 10% reduction in my electricity bill, so hopefully this will do the trick.

Fair trade tea picker

Celebrate fair times, come on!

Monday, 4 May 2009

Heads up everybody - Fair Trade Fortnight has begun!

electric bike

Two wheeled subsidies?

Friday, 1 May 2009

With the auto industry in decline, electric bikes might be the way of the future. Should governments start subsidising these zero emission vehicles in the battle against climate change?

coal fired power plant

Carbon trading or carbon tax?

Friday, 17 April 2009

There is a lot of debate about whether to have carbon trading or a carbon tax. Proponents of a carbon tax, including the Victorian Governor David de Kretser, say a carbon tax is more transparent.

Cyclist

Greener future = fewer cars

Monday, 13 April 2009

As we move to a greener future, we're going to be using cars less often - it's time to get the best alternatives organised.

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