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Prime Minister Gillard launches University of Sydney’s Centre for Carbon, Water And Food

March 8, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to tackling Australia’s biggest national and regional food security and environmental challenges had been launched on Wednesday by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen. The Prime Minister announced  that the new University of Sydney

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Australian meat packing company will save $1 million on energy bills thanks to Clean Tech fund

February 20, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

JBS Australia Pty Ltd., Australia’s leading meat packer and exporter, is expected to save more than $1 million on its annual energy bills with the help of a Government grant which will be used to upgrade its facility in Queensland. The company will use $4.4

AMWU Welcomes Plans by Electrolux to Expand with a new $14 Million Facility

February 9, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union members will reportedly share the benefits of $14 million invested to assist Australia’s largest manufacturer of refrigerators meet consumer demand for quality products with lower carbon emissions. AMWU has welcomed

Sydney manufacturers to receive $2.2 million in funding to help reduce carbon emission

February 7, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Hon. Greg Combet, the Minister for Industry and Innovation, has announced that more than $2.2 million in funding will be used by the Gillard Government to help three south-west Sydney companies reduce their carbon emissions but at the same time increase their

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

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