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First Solar close to signing agreements to supply mines in Australia

April 1, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

First Solar Inc., the biggest U.S. solar-panel manufacturer, is closing in on agreements to supply its technology to mining projects in Australia to help resource companies achieve reduction of fuel-related costs. According to the article on Bloomberg, the company expects to develop up to 200 megawatts of capacity for the mining industry over the next

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State of the Forests Report 2013 shows no reduction in areas of multiple-use forests

March 31, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the release of the State of the Forests Report 2013 (SOFR 2013), which confirmed Australia’s status as a leading force in the field of sustainable forest management practices. According to the

RMIT University launches $98 million sustainability project

March 26, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

RMIT University yesterday unveiled its $98 million Sustainable Urban Precincts Project (SUPP), aimed at cutting energy and water use as well as greenhouse gas emissions. According to the media release by RMIT, the University spent the last two years working

Innovation and open markets key to meeting global energy demands

March 6, 2014 • SustainabilityComments (0)

BHP Billiton says innovation, good governance, open markets and improved access to diverse sources of energy are the key components to achieving sustainable energy security for all the people around the globe. Speaking at the CERAWeek conference in Houston,

Downer Infrastructure completes $10 million asphalt plant upgrade

December 4, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Downer Infrastructure has completed the $10 million upgrade on its Bli Bli asphalt plant as the company continues to develop its “greener future” policy. The new plant will be the first warm mix asphalt manufacturing capacity on the Sunshine Coast,

New Upsolar smart array to power Hilton Manufacturing facility in Dondenong

November 26, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, has announced the completion of the 98.6-kW rooftop project atop a Hilton Manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Victoria. According to an article featured on the BusinessWire, the largest

Elletra products ‘switch’ to green power

November 8, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Elletra Products, one of the leaders in lighting and metal production business, has decided to adopt green energy as primary power source to run its operations.  According to an article featured on Infolink, commercial solar company Sun Connect was hired to