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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 and Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine at the opening, Mr Baillieu said the plant would

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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

Investment in South Australia Pays off for ZEN

October 12, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Advanced manufacturing in South Australia has taken a major step forward yesterday, with the world-first solar energy storage system to be built in SA.  Premier Jay Weatherill was in Melbourne at the launch of the Adelaide-assembled system for capturing

Green House Gas Concentrations Rising Rapidly Since the Industrial Revolution

September 7, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by csiro Rising CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels has affected global temperature much more than natural climate variability during the past century. CSIRO‘s Marine and Atmospheric Research Division aims to