Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - September, 2012
The Queensland Government has launched a new online survey that is seeking public input for the formation of a future management strategy of the Fraser Island dingo population.
The Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (ALCTF) has published its first major report into potential ways in which the transport sector can reduce its carbon emissions.
The Australian Government has joined over 20 nations, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector and civil society in joining the Cleaner Air Coalition, a body committed to rapid action to reduce forms of short-lived but highly potent pollution.
A new carbon sequestration research centre that is expected to play a critical role in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions has opened in Perth.
The Federal Government has announced the signing of a $5 million agreement between Geoscience Australia and Engineers Australia that will see a complete revision of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff guide, with an aim to achieve a better understanding of flood risks faced by communities.
The WWF and Climate Risk have co-published a report that shows that investment in renewable energy resources could stall by 2020 unless the Federal Government’s Renewable Energy Target is increased to 2030.
The Federal Government has released the final chapters of draft legislation that will shape the future biosecurity system for public comment until 24 October.
The Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund (SCREF) has made its debut investment, funding a novel Australian solar technology that has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of solar panels.
A report published by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) shows that between 1990 and 2011, energy intensity fell in most business sectors, the residential sector and in some transport modes.
The Victorian Government has released Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) new three-year strategic plan, SV2015, which it says will focus on two distinctive investment priorities – integrated waste management and resource efficiency.
More must be done to better manage Australia’s coastal environment in the face of increasing severe climate events, according to a new book compiled by a number of the country’s top researchers.
The Western Australian Government has announced the successful demonstration of Aurora Algae’s algae production facility in Karratha, calling it a major development in the process towards using algae as a future biodiesel source in the state.