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Manufacturing in Australia not looking for government handouts, but needs industry reform

April 3, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Manufacturers of industrial and chemical products are calling on the federal government to make changes on its energy policy so that more of its gas resources are reserved for Australian consumption, particularly for the growing demand of a ‘sophisticated’ manufacturing sector. Speaking at the Future of Manufacturing in Australia Forum last week

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Silex Resumes Operation in Its Victoria Solar Power Station

March 23, 2012 • SustainabilityComments (0)

For many years now, Australia has been hoping to sustain a solar technology-based manufacturing industry. Its high hopes will soon have realization, thanks to the dedication of a high-tech innovation company. Solar Systems Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary

Plastics and Chemicals reforms are critical to lowering costs for manufacturing

March 16, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of a new Business Advisory Forum to be held in conjunction with the next meeting of the Council of Australian Governments in April. PACIA’s

Coalition Government provides $3.5 million for better, safer landfills

March 12, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Thursday, 08 March 2012 From the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, has rolled out a $3.5 million package that will help rural landfill operators to transition to best practice standards. The

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

March 8, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Prime Minister  has announced Sydney will be home to the Gillard Government’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Selected by its strong clean energy sector and network of financial, legal and professional services, Sydney

Clean Technology Investment Program – Open for applications

March 5, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

On 16 February 2012, Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, announced the launch of the Clean Technology Investment Program. Minister Combet’s Clean Technology Program media release. Program status: Open for applications. Description: The

Hitting the road to explain energy efficiency programs

February 29, 2012 • Events, Sustainability, TechnologyComments (0)

More than 700 people from an array of government, community and private sector organisations attended a series of information sessions run around the country by the department to showcase and explain the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) and Low