Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - March, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a new paper urging world governments to reform their subsidy programs affecting products ranging from coal to gasoline.
The Northern Territory Government has announced it will challenge a recent Federal court ruling which ruled the existing container deposit scheme (CDS) as illegal.
The Queensland Government has released a draft plan that it says will establish a ‘robust water allocation and management framework’ for the Wet Tropics region.
The Queensland Government has announced it will conduct a full review into the Barron Water Resource Plan in a bid to examine the allocation and management of water in the Upper Barron.
While Australia has staged a ‘fragile reversal’ in its previously declining low-carbon competiveness, Asia, driven by China, has emerged as the key performing in developing preparedness for the future low-carbon economy according to the new GE Energy/Climate Institute’s Global Climate Leadership Review 2013 report.
Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced the appointment of Michael D’Ascenzo as the newest board member of the Clean Energy Regulator (CER).
The Federal Government has announced that it will merge the majority of the functions of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) with the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE).
A team of research scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the CSIRO have teamed up with Kimberley Traditional Owners to test a new molecular technique that has the potential to significantly speec up the discovery of enw species.
The South Australian Government has passed the Wilderness Protection (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2012, which it says will ensure the ongoing protection of wilderness in the State.
The practice of water trading throughout the country has continued to grow, showing that seasonal conditions play very little role in the behaviour of the sector, a new National Water Commission (NWC) report has shown.
A renewed focus and cooperation between State and Federal Governments is sorely needed if real reform of the management of the Murray-Darling Basin is to be achieved, a new report by the National Water Commission (NWC) has found.
Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has announced it has given environmental approval to the proposed billion dollar Bowen coal seam gas pipeline.
The National Water Commission (NWC) has released two reports into the industry’s operation in the 2011-12 year, detailing sustained improvements in water quality, delivery efficiency and water conservation.
The Queensland Government will consider de-regulating solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) across the south-east of the state, following a report into solar FiT’s by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).
The Northern Territory Government has released the drafts of the Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan and the Great Artesian Basement Water Allocation Plan for public comment.
Queensland won’t be the only state looking to shake up its feed-in tariff (FiT) system after newly re-elected Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett announced his intentions to reform the state system earlier last week.
The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have announced a new partnership that will see the two bodies share research and information on clean energy.
The Victorian Government has tabled its Climate Change Adaptation Plan before State Parliament, with State Minister for Climate Change, Ryan Smith, saying that it will provide for improved climate risk planning, strong leadership and partnerships with local government.