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So far Tandem Energy has created 11 blog entries.

Are virtual power plants the way to go?

South Australia depends on a lot of renewables, such as solar, but what happens at night, or on cloudy days, when the solar panels aren’t generating much energy? Sadly, we have to buy our energy from another source, such as Victoria (nasty coal power!). To avoid this, we can utilise new technology like virtual power [...]

By |2024-06-18T09:41:40+09:30June 18th, 2024|0 Comments

Fixing fast fashion

Australia has a problem with fast fashion. The rise of companies such as Temu and Shein have created a situation where people are buying clothes and disposing of them, sometimes unworn, because they are so cheap. This causes a multitude of problems: Piles of unwanted clothes in Atacama Desert, Chile (credit: https://phys.org/) Greenhouse [...]

By |2024-04-16T12:42:10+09:30April 16th, 2024|0 Comments

Welcome Mariana!

Tandem Energy would like to welcome Mariana Suarez Cruz.  Mariana is an international student from Colombia pursuing a master's degree in Data Science at Adelaide University. Mariana says “Before coming to Australia, I worked in the banking industry in Colombia for several years. During that time, I was exposed to vast amounts of data daily, [...]

By |2024-04-16T12:44:02+09:30April 15th, 2024|0 Comments

Single-use plastic in labs – niche or not?

Do you work in a lab, or fast food? Surprisingly, these two industries have a lot in common when it comes to single use plastic. We recently completed a net zero pathway for a client and learned a lot about single use labware in the process. Admittedly, it’s a bit niche, but we thought it [...]

By |2024-04-03T10:25:58+10:30April 3rd, 2024|0 Comments

Heatwaves – the silent killer

Late last year, the ABC published an article about the dangers of extreme heat – Australia’s silent killer. It’s an important read because extreme temperatures are becoming more common and, thanks to the already locked-in levels of climate change, will soon be “normal”. What can we do about it? Not much (although reducing emissions as [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:11:06+10:30February 29th, 2024|0 Comments

Are you guilty of wish-cycling?

"Wish-cycling" is where we put things in the recycling bin, in the hopes that it can be recycled, without finding out whether that item is really recyclable. We feel like we’ve done the right thing and now it’s someone else’s problem, right? Yeah, we’ve all done it. Many products are physically recyclable, and the labels [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:09:42+10:30February 29th, 2024|0 Comments

The year in retrospect

2023 has been a busy year for Tandem Energy, but they say time flies when you’re having fun (saving the world). Here are just some of the projects we’ve worked on this year. We love working with our good friends at City of Adelaide so we’ve done a lot with them including: Energy and resource [...]

By |2023-12-14T09:28:43+10:30December 14th, 2023|0 Comments

OPINION – National EV policy needs a bit of work

There are many barriers to electric vehicle (EV) uptake in Australia, cost being one of the biggest[1]. To date, the federal government has not adequately incentivised EV ownership in Australia causing a significant delay in this technology being adopted. In Australia, each state and territory has a different policy regarding EV incentives, taxes, and rebates [...]

By |2023-12-12T09:30:35+10:30December 12th, 2023|0 Comments

The price of energy

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will have heard that power bills have increased significantly over the past month due to the increasing cost of energy. New tariffs have taken effect as of July this year sending many into a tailspin. Energy bills increased by up to [...]

By |2023-08-28T13:28:39+09:30August 28th, 2023|0 Comments