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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 report titled Large scale export of East Coast Australia natural gas: unintended consequences, was

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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

Help for Victorian Businesses With Smarter Resources Smarter Business Program

August 28, 2012 • Grants, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Victorian Coalition Government has committed $10 million over the next three years to the Smarter Resources Smarter Business program aimed towards improving waste and energy efficiency of Victoria’s small to medium sized businesses. Minister for

Victoria to Host Carbon Capture Research Centre

August 17, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien has launched a major new research centre that cements Victoria’s reputation as an innovator in carbon capture and storage (CCS). The Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research will be a world class

Help for manufacturers in a clean energy future

August 6, 2012 • Grants, SustainabilityComments (0)

Dollar-for-dollar funding is now available for carbon price liable manufacturing businesses under the $1 billion Clean Technology Programs. Manufacturers who operate a facility that emits 25,000 tonnes or greater of greenhouse gas emissions but less than

South Australia Green Lights $900 Million Wind Farm Project

July 10, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A week on from the controversial carbon tax roll out, a new $900 million clean technology project has been announced.  Minister for Planning John Rau has announced South Australia’s mid-north is set to become home to the State’s largest wind