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ReNew Issue 120

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ReNew Issue 120 is out now!

  • Opinion: Is wood good?
  • Policy: Is the solar multiplier still needed?
  • Introducing the LEAF program
  • Sustainability ratings to transform infrastructure
  • Are electric vehicles really so great?
  • The meter box equation
  • DIY: Don\’t junk it, upgrade it
  • DIY: Turning fridges into worm farms
  • DIY: Home electroflocculation
  • Putting a price on carbon: some facts about the carbon tax
  • Reduce your energy use and save money
  • The house with no bills
  • Family room upgrade
  • Reducing emissions with a boatie’s lifestyle
  • PassivHaus school in Upper Austria
  • The power of intergrated design
  • Eco lodge opts for micro-hydro
  • Heat pump buyers guide
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Issue Contents:

  • Opinion: Is wood good?

    David Coote responds to the question of wood heater emissions.
  • Policy: Is the solar multiplier still needed?

    It’s time for the federal government to reduce the upfront incentive for solar PV systems. But is this a good or bad thing? Damien Moyse investigates.
  • Introducing the LEAF program

    Up to 50 West Gippsland businesses could be flying the sustainability flag by the year’s end, writes Maggie Riddington.
  • Sustainability ratings to transform infrastructure

    A new ratings tool is set to provide a clear assessment of the sustainability of Australian infrastructure projects.
  • Are electric vehicles really so great?

    Does it really make a difference to your emissions if you buy an EV but run it on fossil-fuel-generated electricity? Bryce Gaton investigates.
  • The meter box equation

    There’s more going on in your meter box than meets the eye. Richard Keech examines the energy measurements associated with domestic PV systems.
  • DIY: Don’t junk it, upgrade it

    Lance Turner explains how to make that old PC run like new.
  • DIY: Turning fridges into worm farms

    A fresh look at materials reuse to create worm farms from municipal tip waste. By Tim Frodsham.
  • DIY: Home electroflocculation

    Terry Tranter describes how to electroflocculate your water until it’s clean.
  • Putting a price on carbon: some facts about the carbon tax

    The carbon price could make households and businesses better off if they take a few important steps. By Alan Pears.
  • Reduce your energy use and save money

    The ATA is publishing a free guide to energy efficiency on a budget. Get a preview here.
  • The house with no bills

    Careful design has minimised the building and running costs of this rural Victorian house. By Tim Adams.
  • Family room upgrade

    An energy-efficient renovation of this family\’s living room is paying off, reports Danielle King.
  • Reducing emissions with a boatie’s lifestyle

  • Living on a boat instead of a 40-square house can greatly reduce your environmental footprint. By Geoff Chia.
  • PassivHaus school in Upper Australia

    Energy use has been slashed by ninety per cent at this school, thanks to energy efficiency. By David Coote.
  • The power of intergrated design

    Even a difficult block didn’t stop Mike Stasse from building this net zero energy home.
  • Eco lodge opts for micro-hydro

    With plenty of water and not enough sun, Forest Walks Lodge installed a micro-hydro system. Rosemary Norwood describes the process and the benefits.
  • Heat pump buyers guide

    Not all electric heating systems are the same. Lance Turner examines why heat pumps come out on top.