Largest museum in Australia goes green

The largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere is to get an energy efficiency retrofit. The Museum Victoria in Australia is to get a sustainable upgrade from technology giant Siemens at the cost of €4.2 million (£3.61m). This will pay itself back over a seven-year period in electricity savings. The State Government of Victoria awarded the […]

Australian state to permanently ban fracking

Victoria has become the first Australian state to permanently ban fracking. The Victorian Government made the announcement today and said the ban would be introduced later this year. It aims to protect the “clean, green reputation” of Victoria’s agriculture sector, which employs more than 190,000 people and provide certainty to regional communities. The news follows […]

Blog: Boozing in the dark – trendsetting or worrying?

Cruising into east London for a birthday bash last weekend, I was ready for an unofficial national pastime – boozing down the pub. Arriving fashionably late, dusk had well and truly settled on the bicycle-filled, skinny jeans-littered streets of Shoreditch. Pushing through to the darkened interior, I thought I was witnessing the beginning of a […]

Power goes out in Knightsbridge and Victoria

Thousands of homes and businesses in London were hit by a power cut today which has been linked with the sight of “smoke” at a nearby substation. Around 25,000 customers’ electricity supplies were initially interrupted at 1:13pm in Victoria and Knightsbridge (pictured). UK Power Networks said it restored power for the majority of them at […]