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Solar has becoming really popular, and for a whole variety of reasons - including the spectacular price drops (look out coal burners...) that I'm not going to get into here.  Selecting solar is no longer...
Let's face it, most of our energy usage today isn't that smart, at a time in history where we have more energy than ever before, we still don't have enough! The old school way of...
Perhaps there is something we haven't been told yet? Never before have we seen a nuclear accident unfold like the ongoing crisis at Fukushima this week.  In real time we have seen tweets of explosions,...
During the recent Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, the Smart Energy team got a chance to check out the Future Spark pedal power demonstration. This is a remarkable piece of engineering, and I had the...
How much more could we be paying for our electricity? Here are some sobering estimates for 2012-2013 projections. A Sydney Morning Herald article points to an Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) study released today, suggesting that the...
Forget the cost of carbon, the cost of energy is going up, wether we like it or not.  In Melbourne, it's been 50% since 2006 and the utilities predict another 50% by 2015 2010 has...
Like many people, I am saddened and distressed by the massive oil leak destroying the Gulf of Mexico, for a whole bunch of reasons. As a child who grew up sketching mushroom clouds during the...
If we look around us, outdoor heating is everywhere. It's also perhaps one of our largest wasteful energy indulgences. Certainly something we could do without? When I grew up, I was told to shut the...
Recently the Victorian Smart program set to roll out time of use pricing for smart meters has been put on hold, citing reasons of price increases affecting pensioners and other groups. This hasn't stopped the...
It's a little known fact, but perhaps your old dumb meter is smarter than your new smart meter? If you are using electric hot water, you will pay a lot more for your hot water,...

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