Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - August, 2020
A study has found that the 2014 Hazelwood coalmine fire exposed unborn children to respiratory damage.
Ley agrees to improve green laws
The federal environment minister says she will add legally binding national standards to new environment laws.
Local dirt for 3D-buildings
Engineers have come up with a way to 3D-print buildings using locally-sourced soil.
CEFC backs e-bikes
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is backing a new ‘micromobility’ start-up, as demand for deliveries grows.
Coal plan firm funded
A Queensland company has received a $3.6m grant to further plans for a new coal power station, despite its lack of experience.
Study finds only minor offsets
New analysis shows governments are not requiring companies to increase their offsets.
Sydney Uni plots green path
The University of Sydney has announced a new commitment to a pathway of net zero emissions.
Taylor wants CEFC re-directed
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) could soon direct funds towards gas projects ...
New waste bill plugged
New federal legislation is designed to allow Australia to take more responsibility for its waste.
Failings allow mass loss
Australian researchers say up to 50 per cent of the global water supply is stolen.
Good results in Reef review
The latest results from a comprehensive monitoring program on the Great Barrier Reef show signs of initial recovery of hard coral cover in the Marine Park.
Locals improve carbon dating
Australian scientists have increased the accuracy of radiocarbon dating.
Rio scolds itself
Three Rio Tinto executives have been stripped of bonuses over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters.
Sea reveals star gas
Scientists have found evidence of ancient star explosions in deep-sea sediments.
Sun charges water works
SA Water is powering its drinking water operations on the Eyre Peninsula with energy from the Sun.
Activists block Adani road
Traditional owners and protestors have blocked a road to the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
Coal mine cuts half of staff
Plans to halve the workforce at Peabody Energy's Wambo Underground Mine in NSW have been laid out.
New record for green generation
A new record has been set for variable renewable energy (VRE) across the National Electricity Market (NEM).