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Terracycle: Australia has already joined the Cigarette Waste Brigade

July 30, 2014 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Last week we wrote a story about the New Jersey-based recycling company TerraCycle Inc, which developed a program in 2012  to recycle discarded cigarette butts by turning them into useful item. We mentioned Sydney may soon join the  large-scale recycling effort, according to The Telegram’s report that was posted last week. However, on the 20th

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V/Line’s first solar powered level crossing installed at Huntly

July 28, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder has announced that V/Line — Australia’s largest regional public transport — has installed its first solar powered level crossing at Huntly, on the Bendigo to Echuca rail line, which is expected

Sydney to join unique cigarette butt recycling program

July 25, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Discarded cigarette butts are being turned into something useful in New Orleans, and Sydney may soon join the large-scale recycling effort which was originally launched in Canada in 2013. According to The Telegram, New Jersey-based recycling company

CEFC to provide $120m in funding for Tindo, Kudos and SunEdison

July 25, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Tindo Solar, Kudos Energy and SunEdison will receive funding from the Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) which is set to provide up to $120 million for three new finance programmes designed to help expand and deepen the Australian

German and French researchers reach new record in solar CPV efficiency

July 21, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany — the largest solar research institute in Europe — has announced a new world record in module efficiency of 36.7%, the best value ever achieved for a

Experts say Australia’s policy on renewable energy stifles investments in the sector

July 8, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

California-based renewable energy company Solar Reserve has abandoned plans to develop electricity plants for the public market in Australia because of the Government’s hostile policy towards renewable energy. According to the article on ABC, the

Australia’s $10b clean-energy bank set to announce solar deals

July 4, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Government’s A$10 billion clean-energy bank, which operates under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) Act 2012, is set to announce a number of solar deals in the next week as it looks at investments in renewable energy, low-emission