Energy > Emission control

European countries vying for the title of electric vehicle superpower

22 August, 2012

European countries are testing out different strategies to boost their citizen’s adoption of clean transport technologies, states a new report by GlobalData. The report claims that the race is on for the title of electric vehicle (EV) giant.

Bidding to provide low-emissions electricity

08 August, 2012

A unique scheme that auctions power contracts to low-emissions technology companies could help Australia to transform its electricity sector and meet its long-term climate change targets at the lowest cost, according to Grattan Institute’s Energy Program Director, Tony Wood.

Tetra Tech awarded EPA methane emissions reduction contracts

07 August, 2012

Tetra Tech has been awarded two contracts to support the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its efforts to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and potential source of clean energy.

Mitchell S8000 Remote chilled mirror hygrometer

30 July, 2012

The Michell range of cooled mirror hygrometers is designed to help to meet requirements for relative humidity measurement from any of the leading environmental control authorities. With accuracies of 0.1°C dp, and based on the fundamental measurement principle which has no inherent drift, the chilled mirror hygrometer S8000 Remote combines flexibility with accuracy exceeding the requirements dictated in the emissions control legislation.

National events to highlight carbon capture and storage progress

23 July, 2012

With a range of events being planned around Australia, the 2012 National Carbon Capture and Storage Week will highlight major developments supporting the commercialisation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Australia’s coal production set to soar but carbon emissions to decline from 2018

25 June, 2012

Modelling from carbon analytics firm RepuTex indicates investment in new mines will continue to drive production for the best part of the next decade, with output and resultant carbon emissions forecast to rise to record levels.

Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

04 June, 2012

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published data revealing that greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2010, as a result of both economic recovery in many countries after the 2009 recession and a colder winter. Nonetheless, emissions growth was somewhat contained by continued strong growth in renewable energy sources.

CEFC a distraction, not a solution, claims BZE

25 May, 2012

Renewable energy think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has released its response to the government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) legislation as it was recommended by the CEFC Expert Review in April 2011. The $10 billion CEFC was announced by the Australian Government as part of the Clean Energy Future Package to invest in firms and projects utilising renewable energy, energy efficiency and low-emissions technologies, as well as manufacturing businesses that focus on producing the inputs required.

National Greenhouse Accounts released

28 April, 2012

The latest National Greenhouse Accounts have been released by the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, revealing that Australia’s national inventory total emissions of greenhouse gases increased by 0.6% to 546 million tonnes over the year to December 2011.

Ecoscore to calculate Scope 3 emissions

02 April, 2012

Adelaide companies Carbon Business and EconSearch have collaborated on EcoScore, a tool to quantify hidden Scope 3 emissions using economic modelling.

Carbon capture technology moves a step closer

29 March, 2012

This week, CSIRO will release its latest findings to the government on carbon dioxide capture technology, following a four-year $21 million research program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Australian coal-fired power stations.

Aussie green jobs hit a record high. So do carbon emissions.

19 March, 2012 by GreenCollar Talent

The pursuit of green-collar jobs - employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity’s carbon footprint - is a key social and economic driver here in Australia. Currently, green job ads are at an all-time high. But as carbon emissions and temperatures continue to rise, we must continue looking for new ways in which to reach a green future.

Global emissions surge back after GFC

14 March, 2012

A recent spike in worldwide carbon emissions growth was caused by the rebound from the global financial crisis (GFC) and is likely to be a one-off, according to a study from the Australian National University (ANU).

Toyota unveils super-efficient and affordable hybrid future

12 March, 2012

Toyota has heralded an affordable compact hybrid car that will cut fuel use and emissions in half without resorting to expensive technologies or manufacturing methods. Toyota’s FT-Bh Concept, which is having its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is about the same size as a Yaris but has shed well over 200 kg to tip the scales at 786 kg. The FT-Bh, which stands for Future Toyota B-segment hybrid, targets fuel economy of just 2.1 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km - almost twice as good as the Prius.

Seminar to examine responses to climate change

12 March, 2012

Local, national and international experts will gather in Perth this week to discuss the latest approaches to climate change. The day-long seminar, ‘Advances in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Opportunities and Challenges’, will be held at Perth Convention Centre on Friday 16 March.

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