How COVID-19 can pave the way for a sustainable future

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes around the world in 2020 in terms of how we live, play and work, and many of those changes are set to remain in place for some time to come. As of September 25, there had been over 32 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus with almost […]

How to calculate your carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is very important when it comes to the environment. Every action we take has a bearing on the volume of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane that is generated. Globally, our individual footprint sits at around four tonnes. Think that sounds high? In the United States, that soars to 16 tonnes […]

Is nuclear energy clean?

The debate over which energy sources are going to be required for the world’s growing needs in the face of dwindling fossil resources is ongoing. While renewable energy sources are being rapidly adopted to meet this rising need, nuclear power is another option that is garnering a lot of support – especially for use in […]

Tiny East Gippsland school the first to benefit from REConstruct, an REC Solar initiative supporting a green bushfire rebuild

New program to fund solar power systems and installations in bushfire affected communities Clifton Creek Primary School – a tiny school of 14 students in East Gippsland completely destroyed in the recent bushfires – is the first beneficiary of an innovative new bushfire recovery program from REC Solar – REConstruct. The REConstruct program has been developed by […]

Crackdown on solar inverters could see remote operation become mandatory

Solar inverters on rooftop PV systems could soon be controlled and switched off remotely following a crackdown from clean energy authorities. The Clean Energy Regulator is working with the Australian Energy Market Operator and the Clean Energy Council to make inverter inspections mandatory. Australian Standard 4777.2-2015 was updated in 2015 and has been in effect […]

It’s getting hot in here: What is geothermal energy?

You have heard of solar power, wind power and water power through turbines built into dams, but have you heard of geothermal energy? This is another form of renewable energy and it involves the heat being generated by the earth itself. It has a number of applications when it comes to household and business electricity […]

Solar windows could be on the cards for the future

It wasn’t that long ago that we heard from the United Nations in a dire warning that humanity – as a society – has only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage, as a result of climate change. In fact, that was only last year; fast-forward to 2020 and we’ve been busy battling a global […]