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Hitting the road to explain energy efficiency programs

February 29, 2012 • Events, Sustainability, TechnologyComments (0)

More than 700 people from an array of government, community and private sector organisations attended a series of information sessions run around the country by the department to showcase and explain the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) and Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The roadshows, which wound up today, attracted people from

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NEW LPG Commodore – small car savings, large car lifestyle

February 21, 2012 • Featured, News, SustainabilityComments (1)

The new Holden LPG Commodore launched out of Holden HQ this morning, with the high-tech LPG dedicated vehicle on journey for sale in March. Without compromising on performance, the new Holden Commodore is engineered to significantly reduce fuel running costs

Hazardous waste reduction funding – better business, better environment

February 13, 2012 • Events, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian businesses have been encouraged to apply for a share of $9 million available through ‘HazWaste’, an initiative funded by the Victoria Coalition Government – aimed towards reducing the amount of hazardous waste going into landfill.

$100m carbon-capture investment in Latrobe Valley

February 13, 2012 • Featured, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Commonwealth Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, and the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Michael O’Brien, announced the Australian and Victorian Governments will collectively provide $100 million towards the development of

TOYOTA BRINGS SEVEN-SEAT ADDITION TO PRIUS FAMILY

February 7, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Toyota Australia announced today it will offer Australian customers a versatile new member of the Prius family – the seven-seat Prius v. The new Prius v will be the first Toyota production vehicle in Australia fitted with a lithium-ion battery –

ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards

February 5, 2012 • Events, SustainabilityComments (0)

Nominations for the 2012 Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards close on Friday 16 March 2012. The awards recognise the achievements of Queensland communities, schools, individuals, businesses and industries in reducing carbon emissions and improving

QLD Government to Pay if Dredging Caused Fish Poisoning

February 2, 2012 • Mining & Resources, SustainabilityComments (0)

  Shine Lawyers, acting for Gladstone fishermen has warned that the Queensland government could be forced to pay more than $20 million in compensation if dredging proved to be the source of contamination in Gladstone Harbour. The claim for loss of income