Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - September, 2012
After 14 months of managing the project, Noske Wind Energy Logistics has announced it has delivered the final component for the Macarthur Wind Farm site.
Queensland to consult on Fraser Island dingo management
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.
Reef in crisis finds AIMS
The Australian Institute of Marine Science has published a report that shows that the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral in the last 27 years.
Tasmania releases climate change issues paper
The Tasmanian Government is calling for public submissions on a new issues paper that examines climate change adaptation measures in the state.
Transport sector should cut emissions finds report
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.
Australia joins Cleaner Air Coalition
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.
Carbon storage research facility opens in Perth
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.
Government announces funding for flood mapping
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.
Future of renewable energy industry under threat
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.
Arctic sea ice reaches record low
Data released by the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the United States shows that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low.
Government introduces Water Amendment Bill
The Federal Government has introduced a bill aimed at assisting in delivering economic, social and environmental outcomes for the Murray Darling Basin.
Government releases full biosecurity legislation package
The Federal Government has released the final chapters of draft legislation that will shape the future biosecurity system for public comment until 24 October.
SCREF makes debut investment
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.
CEC argues for electricity market reform
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has argued that energy market reform is crucial to keeping power prices down.
Report shows changing energy use
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.
Victoria releases new sustainability plan
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.
Coastal management book released by top researchers
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.
Tasmania releases draft Biosecurity Strategy
The Tasmanian Government has released the draft Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy 2013-17 for public comment.
Newlands EIS open to public
The Queensland Government has invited communities and stakeholders to view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion of Xstrata Coal’s Newlands Coal Mine.
NSW confirms aquifer interference policy
The New South Wales Government has confirmed the implementation of new protections being afforded to groundwater aquifers across the state.
WA successfully tests algae biodiesel
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.