Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - November, 2012
The South Australian network of 19 new Marine Parks has officially taken effect, with the State Government welcoming the move, saying it will better protect the state’s marine environment for the future.
The Tasmanian Government has unveiled plans for a $2 billion wind farm on King Island, a project that would see the State host the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Victorian Government is calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations to develop large-scale waste infrastructure projects capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste per year.
Melting of large swathes of permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere could cause a massive increase in the rate of climate change, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme.
The Federal Government has passed legislation that will enable Australia and Europe to begin linking their emissions trading systems (ETS), meaning that Australian emitters will be able to have broad access to the global carbon market from 2015.
The Federal Government has released a revised Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI), which it says will help build a sustainable, strong and viable future for the country’s primary industries.
Four wind-powered, four gas-fired and one hydro electricity generation projects have come online in the year to October, adding a total of 1,546 megawatts to the country’s electricity grid at a cost of $2.5 billion, according to a new report prepared by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
A new report released by the Climate Commission shows that Australians are keen users of alternative and sustainable energy methods, but we must do more to make the most of our abundant potential.
Coal seam gas (CSG) developers have been accused of ‘massively understating’ their carbon tax liabilities, with the sustainable energy think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) saying their actions will throw the future of the entire industry into question.
Chair of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Board (CEFC), Jillian Broadbent, has announced that Oliver Yates has been appointed as corporation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Don Farrell, has announced that work has begun on the Oaklands Park wetland that will provide treated stormwater for up to 30 parks and reserves in the City of Marion in South Australia.
The World Bank has released findings that show the planet is on course for a 4 degree increase in temperature by 2100 unless immediate and decisive action is taken.
The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, committing to 3200 gigalitres of environmental flow.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an in-depth analysis of the Australia’s energy policies, lauding the ‘country’s ambitious goals for developing a low-carbon economy’, but said the sector will still require significantly more investment.