Renewable energy

Clean Energy Conference

25 to 27 July

Clean Energy Week is Australia's largest event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. As part of this years 3 day conference, the Clean Energy Council are holding a free public debate. Moderated by George Negus, panelists including Gwen Andrews, Dr Mark Diesendorf, Nick Minchin, Paul Simshauser and Kane Thornton will offer a range of perspectives on the role of clean energy in Australia's energy system in 2050, and what changes will be required to support it. Other activities over the week include Australia's biggest solar event, a huge trade exhibition and a range of social events and discussions.

Where: Parkside Plenary, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney
When: 9AM-10AM, Friday 27th July, 2012
Cost: Free
Click here for more information.


Carrots for change

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

This issue’s G Challenge encourages you to hold fundraisers for renewable energy in your local hangout. The Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Ellen Sandell explains just how easy it is!


12 super-easy ways to slash your energy bills

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

We’re suddenly facing up to the fact that electricity bills are rising – and fast. Zip around your home with these easy tips to save cash on your energy bills.

How will you go Beyond the Hour?

Monday, 12 March 2012

Earth Hour is 8:30pm on 31st March. Arrange your celebration of the world’s largest voluntary action for the planet with 1.8 billion others by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour.

clean energy

Clean energy reality with carbon tax passed

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Today, the carbon tax was passed through parliament in Australia. G shares the opinions of some high profile movers and shakers with you.

solar guide

G's guide to solar panels

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

It’s the renewable option that’s going gangbusters as thousands of Aussies opt for solar panels on their homes. But with so many options and an abundance of info out there, it can be mighty confusing. Here’s everything you need to know.


Opinion: Nuclear power

Monday, 29 August 2011

It’s been a hotly debated topic in Australia for a while, given a push toward cleaner energy, and hit the headlines again on the back of the recent Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. So we put it to two Aussie experts; should we consider nuclear for our country’s energy future?

Myths & facts on wind turbines

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A six-minute animation on wind energy and the common myths and confusions that threaten its development; including Wind Turbine Sickness, sound emissions and impact on bird populations.

Written and produced by Pablo Tochez Anderson. 2011

'Yes to Renewables,' Friends of the Earth Victoria

A machine that converts plastic into oil

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Last year, this video of a Japanese man who invented a machine that turns plastic into oil got a viral boost on You Tube. The small, portable machine could help to dramatically reduce our CO2 emissions. For more information, visit:

Micro Wind Turbines

Winds of change

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

They’re touted as the next big thing in renewable energy and could be coming to a neighbourhood near you. G investigates the viability of micro wind turbines.

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