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Has NSW Undervalued the Energy Savings Scheme?

With the release of the NSW Government  preferred option to expand the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) in late April 2014, Henry Adams of Sourceable takes a closer look at the ESS, and considers whether the scheme has been undervalued. The ESS currently provides around $26 million to $57
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Things Looking Up for Energy Efficiency Certificates

 An interesting and insightful article on  the current Australian State and National energy efficiency subsidy programs. Henry Adams of Common Capital,  outlines the mechanisms and business cases of the ESS and VEET,  as well as providing industry insight into the evolving Emissions R
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Automation Company Publishes Industry Report on Energy Efficiency

Industrial automation components supplier European Automation has compiled a special report containing helpful information and advice for manufacturers who want to become more energy efficient. The study  explores ways in which industrial automation is helping manufacturers adapt to i
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How to Green your Strata Building

An interesting and informative article, which presents the case for sustainability upgrades for Australian Strata Title properties. Christine Byrne, founder of Green Strata and the 2014 winner of The Green Globe ‘Community Sustainability Award’, presents the business case
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VEET to survive?

Potentially great news for businesses in Victoria committed to energy savings. The Napthine Government has failed to pass their bill to reduce the immediate target and repeal the legislation as was intended, for the VEET scheme. This means the current target defaults back to 5.4m CO2
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NSW Govt Supports Energy Savings Scheme

In a Media Release on Friday, the NSW Government announced a series of enhancements and changes to the NSW Energy Savings Scheme. Mostly positive, the changes at least show a commitment to continue to attempt to encourage energy savings across the consumer and commercial spectrum. The
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The efficiency bite out of VIC’s peak demand

This is a well written view, illustrating the impact that the VEET has had  on reducing Victoria’s energy use, as seen over the course of the recent heat wave. The VEET scheme  is currently under review by the Victorian government. Lets hope they take a leaf out of the NSW ESS a
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Proposed Rule Change..to the NSW Energy Savings Scheme

We have all heard a lot about the proposed changes to the legislative Rule upon which the NSW Energy Savings Scheme is based. However the NSW Government is leaving it until the last minute to confirm which of the proposed changes they will implement and when, leaving many businesses w
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“Can I still claim Energy Savings Certificates if the Carbon Tax is scrapped?”

We have often been asked this question in one form or another  – more recently as the election looms. In short, the answer is “yes!” Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs)  and  Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are generated from the NSW Energy Savings Sc
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NSW Gov’t to enhance Energy Savings Trading Scheme

In attempt to help contain cost-of-living pressures, the NSW Government will look to enhance the NSW Energy Savings Scheme as part of a target to saving 16,000GWh of energy by 2020. On Friday the government released an Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Read more: http://www.businessspect
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