Melbourne businesses join the solar ranks

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Melbourne businesses, fed-up with energy bills draining their cash flow, are now getting the sun to power their profits, joining 3.1 million Australians who already live or work under solar panels.

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Negative energy pricing when the sun is out

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Last week the carbon tax debate pointed the spot light on energy pricing and the costs of distribution and recent statistics indicate that renewable energy is playing a significant role

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CitySwitch State Finalist

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We are very pleased to announce that last Thursday, the BetterBuildingFinance.com.au program was shortlisted for the National City Switch Partnerships awards held in Melbourne.

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Better Building Finance

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Sustainable Melbourne Fund is proud to announce the launching of a new website dedicated to EUA Finance. BetterBuildingFinance.com.au is a joint initiative of ClimateWorks Australia and Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

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SMF CEO takes closer look at EUAs with the U.S. PaceNow

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Kristina Klimovich, ‎Director of Communications and Market Research at PACENow talks to Scott Bocskay, Chief Executive of Sustainable Melbourne Fund and David Gabrielson, Executive Director of PACENow about EUAs.

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EUA Expansion for Victoria

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On Wednesday the Victorian parliament is set to debate legislation to enable EUAs to be available in all 79 Councils and Shires throughout the state.  Should this bill be passed an enormous economic opportunity for

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Green Bond Market Update

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In late August we reported that there was $13.5 Billion invested into the property sector to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Since the article, Stockland Property Group listed a EUR300 Million bond to finance

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Tomorrow’s clean technology produced locally

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The news for solar just keeps changing! Last week’s news article about the rapid decrease in the costs solar installation went from the abstract to the reality this week for Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

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Worth a pretty green penny!

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The property market jury has considered their verdict – green buildings sell at a premium, a big premium! 200 Victoria Street has delivered the owners with a $10 million or 11.8% premium in six months.

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Strata Building Upgrade Finance

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Interest has been growing from owner corporations and property managers regarding suitable finance for strata owned buildings. Strata owned buildings are able to access both EUA and Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s direct investment finance

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