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    Australia’s smallest – and hottest – capital city has a big problem with energy consumption for air-conditioning. The Territory government recently announced plans for minimum standards for energy efficiency, which have been in place across the rest of the country for years. But researchers say more needs to be done, or energy use will only climb as the climate changes.

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