Energy > Emission control

Researchers create carbon negative energy solution

17 April, 2019

An international research team has developed an emission-free power generation method, combining biomass and coal gasification with carbon capture and storage technology.


Budget 2019 — focus on emission reduction

03 April, 2019

The Morrison Government has delivered a pre-election 2019–20 federal Budget designed to put money in the hands of many voters but how do the sustainability initiatives stack up?


Coal-fired power stations affect rainfall patterns, says global study

13 March, 2019

An international study has revealed that modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine particles (UFPs) than road traffic and can modify and redistribute rainfall patterns.


Renewables will help Australia meet Paris target early — or will they?

15 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Australia is installing renewable power faster than any other country, and could meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target five years early as a result.


Australia needs to intensify emissions reduction efforts: OECD

31 January, 2019

Australia will fall short of its 2030 emissions reduction target without a major effort to move to a low-carbon model, according to the OECD.


Streetlights in Sydney's Inner West go green

20 November, 2018

Sydney's Inner West Council will systematically replace streetlights in residential streets with new LED lights that will use less power, save money and reduce emissions.


CEFC finance helps Visy increase recycling, cut emissions

04 October, 2018

Visy Industries plans to invest $30 million of CEFC finance across a range of energy-efficient, renewable and low-emissions technologies over the next four years.


Sydney Opera House reaches carbon neutrality

24 September, 2018

The Sydney Opera House has officially become carbon neutral, meeting its target to reduce emissions five years ahead of schedule.


37 signatories join Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

14 September, 2018

The founding signatories of the World Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment include 11 businesses, 22 cities and four states and regions.


Aus not yet on track to reach 2030 emissions target: report

06 September, 2018

A new report from ClimateWorks Australia finds that Australia is not yet on track to meet its emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.


WorkSafe Victoria opens new energy-efficient headquarters

09 July, 2018

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has congratulated WorkSafe Victoria on the opening of its new Geelong headquarters.


Results in for seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction

19 June, 2018

The Emissions Reduction Fund has now purchased 192 million tonnes of abatement through 429 contracts.


More atmospheric CO2 leads to less nutritious rice

24 May, 2018 by Lauren Davis

An international research team has found that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice in the future.


Environmental incentive for shipping lines introduced in NSW

16 May, 2018

The incentive takes the form of a discount on vessel-related charges levied by NSW Ports on vessels that call at its ports of Port Botany and Port Kembla.


Emissions reduction targets approved for over 100 companies

17 April, 2018

The Science Based Targets initiative specifies how much companies need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.


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