New infrared fabric technology is easy to install, cheap to run and affordable so it has huge potential as a future alternative to heat pumps, especially for retrofit projects.
Energy bill discounts have failed to meet the scale of the problem, research shows.
Whether artificial intelligence leads to more or less energy use will depend on how we adapt to using it.
Computer data centres produce vast amounts of heat that often gets wasted - now that’s being harnessed to warm swimming pools and improve overall energy efficiency.
While running it briefly and intermittently at a very low temperature may feel thrifty, it will not be the most energy efficient choice. Here’s what to do instead.
The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.
Could the data centres that power the internet be moved to the bottom of the ocean? It’s not as crazy as it sounds
Buying a new house can be overwhelming – here’s how to make sure you’re not left with one that guzzles energy.
The government’s unpredictable approach to energy-efficiency has cost progress to net zero before.
Heat pumps can be 400% more efficient than a gas furnace.
Compared to roughly 80% in the US, UK and NZ, only 11% of Australian homes have high-performance windows. Installing them can transform a household’s comfort, energy use and emissions.
The ban on gas connections to new homes in Victoria reflects global trends and will ultimately save households money and cut their emissions.
The UK trails European neighbours on replacing gas boilers with energy-efficient heat pumps.
A new study estimates a reduction in emissions of only 35-45% of pre-COVID levels by 2050. Lighter vehicles and faster uptake of electric vehicles can dramatically improve progress towards net zero.
In order to ensure new multi-unit housing prioritizes comfort and health, future residents and building owners should know what design choices to advocate for.
Generative AI, those astonishingly powerful language- and image-generating tools taking the world by storm, come at a price: a big carbon footprint. But not all AIs are equally dirty.
Energy poverty puts people’s health and wellbeing at risk, but many vulnerable households go undetected. Trusted intermediaries, such as doctors and community workers, can help solve this problem.
Improving the performance of nearly 11 million existing homes will make a much bigger difference to housing energy costs and emissions than an incoming 7-star energy standard for new homes.
We’re all exposed to harmful air pollution when cooking – but retrofitting our homes to save energy may complicate matters.
Everything from ice rinks to crowded public places is a potential source of home heating.