What is pumped hydro and how can it help Australia’s energy supply?

pumped hydro
December 12, 2017

Pumped hydro has often been touted as the answer to all of Australia’s energy supply problems. With plenty of suitable sites for pumped hydro plants and its ability to generate electricity very quickly, it makes many wonder why we don’t use it more.   Key points: Pumped hydro is not cheap – but it can solve shortages almost immediately Australia…

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Energy saving tips for the Christmas period

November 23, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner and the lights and decorations are already going up in businesses and offices around Australia. No one wants to be a killjoy and we all enjoy some festive fun, but this time of the year definitely adds to your energy consumption.  Check out our handy tips to minimise your energy spend over Christmas:   1…

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What is Power of Choice and how will it affect my business?

Power Of Choice
November 8, 2017

You might have heard of the terms Powering Forward and Power of Choice, but do you know what they are all about and how will they affect your business? In short, the two terms are the Federal Government’s branding of its 15-20 year plan for electricity which mainly covers the introduction of smart metering, demand response, distribution pricing principles and…

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The National Energy Guarantee and its effect on businesses

November 7, 2017

The Government’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has raised more questions than it has answered, with electricity futures rising by a national average of 2.5% up to the year 2020 since it was announced. The Government came up with the NEG after it decided to ditch Chief Government scientist Alan Finkel’s Clean Energy Target. The government has also moved away from…

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Power of Choice reforms and changes to your electricity metering

November 1, 2017

On 1 December 2017, the Power of Choice (POC) will come into effect as part of energy industry-wide market reforms, including electricity metering, which means that you will need to make changes to your Direct Metering Agreement (DMA). You will receive an email from your meter provider to make changes to your DMA by appointing a Metering Coordinator.   Background…

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Simple Summer tips to make your pub more energy efficient

Energy efficiency
October 24, 2017

As summer approaches and power prices continue to skyrocket, these energy efficiency hacks will help you save money on your electricity bills during the energy-intensive months. Air conditioning energy efficiency Air conditioning is essential for keeping your pub nice and cool in the summer months, but it also adds a lot onto your power bill. The tips below will help…

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Leading Edge Energy is growing!

September 11, 2017

Leading Edge is growing! As part of our expansion plans, we have a number of initiatives on the go that are designed to ensure we deliver increasing value to business energy users Australia-wide. New branding –  We are in the final stages of refreshing our brand to better reflect the values on which we are building our business. New premises…

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10 great ways to maximise air conditioning efficiency

September 5, 2017

Spring has kicked in and summer is around the corner and as we all know, that means that the heat is about to be turned up and that means your air conditioning will need to be turned on. Living in a hot country has plenty of benefits such as beach-time and outdoor barbecues, but it also means that our homes…

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Watch: How Nevada beat the energy lobby to bring affordable solar back

August 17, 2017

Blocking The Sun with Cecily Strong Competition is supposed to be healthy — a source of prosperity. So when rooftop solar began competing with established utilities in Nevada, why did the state government move to quash it? Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong investigates. Watch more clips from Cecily’s investigation in Nevada: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/story/blocking-the-sun/ The US state of Nevada was a flourishing…

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