Australian Antarctic research station warms up to solar energy

The solar system will provide 10% of the total yearly demand of the Casey research station

Australian bank sells final stake in Thames Water

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRS) has sold off its final stake in Britain’s biggest water supplier Thames Water. It follows the 11 years of the Australian bank’s investment, with the 26.3% interest now to be owned by Canadian pension fund Omers and Kuwait Investment Authority. The companies snapped up the stake in Kemble Water, […]

Energy price rises could cost EU buyers €9.2bn

The rise in gas and electricity prices could cost EU energy buyers an additional €9.5 billion (£7.63 billion) next year. That’s according to analysis by EnergyQuote JHA, which claims rising energy prices have affected the progress made by firms in cutting their costs through efficient measures. The report shows Dutch power consumers could have the […]

Drought-Suicide link found in new study

Australian scientists claim droughts could significantly increase the risk of suicide. The researchers at the Australian National University looked at the possibility for the state of New South Wales in Australia between 1970 and 2007 and found the longer the drought drags on, the higher the risk of suicide. They claim around 9% of rural […]

Singing Aussie MP in carbon tax parody

An Australian trade Minister has been a hit on the internet after his song and dance parody video has gone viral. Craig Emerson belted out the lyrics “no Whyalla wipeout, there on my TV” to the tune of Skyhooks’ 1970s hit Horror Movie during a television interview yesterday. His parody was a response to a […]