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New regulatory approach for LED lighting

18 May, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to further improve lighting energy efficiency regulation by introducing minimum standards for LED light bulbs in line with EU standards.

Infrastructure, energy security key in Budget 2018

09 May, 2018

The 2018 Federal Budget tackles head on the connectivity challenges posed by a growing population with substantial infrastructure investments in new and existing projects around the country.

Budget 2018: opportunities for electrical contractors

09 May, 2018

Although there are no big ticket items for the electrotechnology sector in the Budget, the ongoing investment in infrastructure, company tax cuts and the extension of small business concessions will benefit electrical contractors.

Commercial construction outlook strongest in years

09 April, 2018

The value of non-residential building approvals jumped by 14.8% in February, adding to growth of 18% over the previous 12 months.

Report calls for asset write-downs to cut power bills

26 March, 2018

State governments have spent up to $20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

Top influencers in the IoT for lighting market

02 March, 2018

Navigant Research has named Philips Lighting, Acuity Brands, Eaton and OSRAM as top influencers in the IoT for lighting market.

Industries to fly and fall in 2018

15 January, 2018

Research firm IBISWorld has revealed the top five industries expected to grow and shrink in 2017–18.

Building approvals on the rise

11 January, 2018

Building approvals increased by 0.9% in November 2017, pointing to a positive year for construction.

Emerson named 'Industrial IoT Company of the Year'

10 January, 2018

Emerson, a global automation technology and software company, has been named the 'Industrial IoT Company of the Year' by IoT Breakthrough.

$13m funding for iron flow battery

15 December, 2017

Flow energy storage manufacturer ESS Inc. has received $13 million in new Series B funding.

$1.9m funding for solar energy software company

15 December, 2017

Australian solar energy software provider Solar Analytics has received a $1.9 million grant from the federal government.

Major construction on track for upturn

15 November, 2017

The Australian Industry Group and Australian Constructors Association are predicting a solid upturn in major construction project work through to mid-2019. 

63% of utility execs fear grid disruption from cyber attacks

12 October, 2017

Around 63% of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyber attack on electric distribution grids in the next five years.

More than 7000 home battery systems installed in H1 2017

25 September, 2017

Household batteries are flying off the shelf twice as fast this year as Australians look for new ways to control their power use and protect against price hikes, according to the Climate Media Centre.

Overall business optimism improves but WA contractors concerned

11 July, 2017

Industry association NECA's Market Monitor 2016–17 has found that businesses in the electrical contracting industry are more optimistic about the future.

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