Australians need better solutions for coping with the warmer climate of the future (and present).
Australian houses are not designed and built for the realities of climate change
Someone’s too hot and someone’s too cold.
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Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.
Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders.
Energy justice is a social issue, and by leaving it up to vulnerable people to sort it out for themselves, we as a society risk making it even worse.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
Changing concentrations of PM₂.₅ particles, modeled in January 2017 by Prevair.
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If you’re feeling hot this summer, consider a retrofit.
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Before you spend up on heating and cooling, here are a few simple retrofits to try first.
Pets suffer just as badly as their humans in the heat.
As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will also be turning it on for their dogs or cats.
Australia’s average house size has more than doubled since 1950.
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Bigger houses take more energy to build them, and use more energy.
Best spot in the house.
You just need to apply some science.
Warm and cosy and screwing up the atmosphere.
Priority number one for the world's leading nations in Marrakech ought to be taking carbon out of heat.
Peak hour making you hot under the collar? It’s not just you.
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Do you ever feel that the weather is worse on the weekend? Well you might be right!
Getting your heating upgraded in a rental can be a nightmare.
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Improving energy efficiency is not an option for a significant number of people in Australia – renters.
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Sweating it out through hot summer nights? Here are some tips when you're looking for something to cool you down.
‘Not a goosebump between us.’
While the Paris climate talks focus on technical fixes, no one talks about how we're much more afraid of roughing it than ever before.
Gas bill got you feeling grey? A reverse cycle air conditioner could save you money.
Heating your home using electricity is not just cheaper, it's more efficient and can be considered renewable.
Keeping office workers from feeling too hot or too cold is no simple task.
If you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold.
Gas may no longer be the most economic way to heat your home.
Eastern Australia's gas market is rapidly changing, driven by the first exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Queensland. And this is affecting the whole supply chain, from gas producers, to the way we use gas in our homes.
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