Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - April, 2021
Taylor talks of state gas
The Coalition has proposed using a government-owned company to build its own gas-fired power station.
Dragonfly drone wings tested
Australian researchers are building new drones based on a 300-million-year-old flying machine - the dragonfly.
Magnets aimed at contamination
New funding will help experts explore using magnetic nanoparticles to strip microplastics out of waterways.
Management call for new flows
Floodwaters have flowed into the Menindee Lakes for the first time in five years.
Meetings hear traditional links
Traditional owners have met with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.
NT launches water fund
The Northern Territory Government is spending $28 million on improving water quality in remote areas.
Super funds face green votes
Australian super funds have threatened to vote against company directors not tackling the climate crisis.
Well study reveals risk
New research finds millions of groundwater wells are at risk of running dry if levels dip slightly.
Resource use near double capacity
Experts say the world is spending 173 per cent of its natural resource capacity.
Alinta plans big new battery
Alinta Energy is planning a 100MW big battery next to its Wagerup peaking gas and diesel plant.
APRA outlines green risk
One of Australia’s main finance regulators has given companies a gentle nudge on climate change risk.
Fossil subsidies top $10b/year
A new report shows Australian governments spend $19,000 a minute in fossil fuel subsidies.
NSW pays out mine plans
The NSW government is paying $100 million to stop coal mining on prime agricultural land.
NT scraps gas study
The Northern Territory has torn up a $1.3 million contract for a Beetaloo Basin fracking study.
Satellites tapped for disasters
Radar satellites could become a central part of natural disaster planning.
Solar airports suggested
Experts say Australian airports could generate enough solar energy to power a regional city.
Locals lead green rankings
Clean and green Australian universities are leading the world, a new ranking suggests.