Tag Archives: Sustainable Design

Disney’s Big Hero 6 tech is not that far away

The technology used to power the city of San Fransokyo in Disney’s most recent animated feature film Big Hero 6, seems far fetched, but Continue reading Disney’s Big Hero 6 tech is not that far away

The world’s first solar flight attempt is in the air!

Today, the first zero-fuel solar airplane departed Abu Dhabi for a world first attempt at circumnavigating the planet – watch the live Continue reading The world’s first solar flight attempt is in the air!

Google’s new space-age city is the coolest office ever

Google is designing new headquarters, and they are going to be amazing. This film (above) talks about the architects’ ongoing design Continue reading Google’s new space-age city is the coolest office ever

Curtin University becomes Australia’s first 5 Green Star University

On Friday last Week, Curtin University in WA became the first and only 5 Green star University in Australia. Continue reading Curtin University becomes Australia’s first 5 Green Star University

Carnegie Wave Energy Project comes online

2 days ago the world’s first wave energy project was switched on and has successfully begun distributing electricity to the grid. Continue reading Carnegie Wave Energy Project comes online

What you need to know about Australia’s clean energy

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Earlier this week we talked about Australia’s energy mix in the context of the global renewables market, but it’s important in this conversation to understand our own energy market. Currently our renewable electricity generation stands at 14.76% of total output, and the breakdown of that mix is below:

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Australia’s total electricity consumption stands at 213,500 Gigawatt hours (GWh). Renewable energy accounts for 34,750 GWh of this, producing enough power for 4.9 million households for a year (2013 figures). Hydro, wind and solar PV will be the focus of our discussion as they make up 93% of our current renewable output. Continue reading What you need to know about Australia’s clean energy

Australian Ethical Investment buys stake in world first tidal stream energy project.

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In the last week, Australian Ethical Investment (AEI) announced they have taken a 9% stake in the Atlantis Resources new tidal stream energy project, based out of Scotland. This is a world first ocean power project that will see the construction of our planet’s first multi-megawatt tidal stream project to create a clean energy source for domestic use in Scotland. The MeyGen project aims to supply power to 86,000 homes (once at full capacity), with the second phase potentially powering 16% (398,000 homes) of Scottish domestic demand by 2023. Continue reading Australian Ethical Investment buys stake in world first tidal stream energy project.