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Let’s Try to Go Green in 2016

It’s predicted that 2016 will see some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded around the world, thanks to the combination of the El Niño weather phenomenon and the increasing effects of global warming. We’ve just gone through one of the strangest summers we’ve had in Australia, and if winter is going to be similarly moody […]

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7 Countries Leading the World in Renewables

Today the world is facing the increasingly complicated dilemma of trying to fight climate change while simultaneously continuing to produce energy. Last December an agreement was made to cut carbon emissions globally, and with a positive response from most nations across the globe, the aim of containing the impact of global warming is a real […]

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What’s So Special About LED Lights?

When it comes to lighting your office, storefront, or home, LED lights are the most cost-effective and energy efficient solution currently available on the market. The rise of the LED (light emitting diode) has been relatively fast, as advances in technology and manufacturing have meant that LED lights are now commonly found in every major […]

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Why We Need More Safety Switches in Our Homes

Safety switches save lives. There’s no disputing that fact, and over the past 25 years more and more Aussie homes have been fitted with these miraculous devices. That’s the good news! The not-so-good news, though, is that only around 65% of homes have safety switches installed today. Of those, almost none have safety switches fitted […]

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How to Keep Your Utility Bills Down

We’ve all been there; the sudden realisation that almost half the paycheck is going towards utility bills. It can be tricky to lower costs around the house, but not entirely impossible. With the right strategies and a bit of commitment and willpower, you can cut down on your bill without having to make any great […]

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5 Renewable Technologies on the Rise

At long last, we can almost say that renewable energy is here to stay. With solar energy as the main driver of this renewable revolution, over the next 25 years we will be seeing some big changes as far as how we generate electricity. According to Bloomberg, the decline in the cost of solar panels […]

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How New Technology is Impacting Franchises

Technology is constantly changing the world of business. The huge number of ground-breaking innovations from the last 50 years has transformed the way businesses operate and interact with consumers. Since the development of the microchip in the 1960s, the rise of Microsoft in the 80s and the explosive growth of the Internet in the 90s, […]

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Akon’s Solar Academy is Lighting up the World

Music star Akon knows first-hand the feeling of growing up without electricity. This is why the Senegal-born rapper is taking action to address the current energy crisis in Africa and other countries with the Akon Lighting Africa initiative. The problem Electricity in Africa is unaffordable, unreliable and largely inaccessible for most people. Lack of electricity […]

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Electrical Safety at Christmas

Christmas is a hectic time for most people, full of bustle. There are a thousand things to prepare, buy, setup, and create. We use a lot of power over Christmas, and sometimes we don’t do so in very safe ways. You’ll need to keep some advice in mind if you don’t want the chance of […]

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How to Reduce Your Household Energy Consumption Over Christmas

Households use a lot of energy over the Christmas period. In Australia, we’re baking away under the summer sun, so the temptation to run the air conditioning, or to line up a fleet of fans on full blast, is gigantic. We’re testing out our new shiny electronics, cooking Christmas dinner, baking Christmas cakes, and stringing […]

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