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World-renowned Solar Scientist Joins CSIRO as Director of Solar Thermal Research

February 5, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

World renowned solar scientist Dr. Manuel J. Blanco joins Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as Director of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI), according to the CSIRO website. ASTRI is an AUD$87 million international collaboration which includes seven universities and the U.S. Department of Energy’s

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Light metals alliance to manufacture better future for Australia and China

January 11, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Monash University has announced a new Australia-China collaboration between research and industry leaders that could transform the high-end manufacturing and aerospace industries of both countries, leading to both cost and carbon emissions savings. Minister

Victoria’s $810 Million Mortlake Gas Plant to Secure Energy Supply When Demand Peaks

December 11, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Premier Ted Baillieu last week officially opened Origin’s $810 million Mortlake Power Station, Victoria’s largest gas peaking plant, located 12 kilometres west of Mortlake in western Victoria. Joined by Minister for Energy and Resources Michael O’Brien

VIC Energy Efficiency Grants Important for State’s Businesses – AIG Believes

December 7, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Sustainability Victoria last week announced the Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program, a $10 million, 3 year program that assists medium-sized businesses to improve their resource efficiency,  Sustainability Victoria believes, by using energy and

Hydro Wind Farm Needs to Use Locally Made Wind Towers

December 5, 2012 • Media Release, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) last week called for Hydro Tasmania to ensure that local capability is employed in the manufacture of wind towers in their $2 billion wind farm on King Island. In a letter to Hydro Tasmania, the AMWU

$439M Snowtown Wind Farm Project Begins in South Australia

October 31, 2012 • Sustainability, UncategorizedComments (0)

Minister for Industrial Relations, Russell Wortley, congratulated Trustpower and their supplier Siemens on the second stage of the Snowtown Wind Farm project. Minister Wortley, who represented Premier Jay Weatherill, said in a statementthat the project is a

New Report Highlights Risks of Gas Export Boom

October 24, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A report released last week by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has revealed both the benefits and potential economic risks associated with a coming boom in East Coast gas exports. The