Energy > Emission control

Australian Coal Association website launched

14 November, 2008

A website devoted to coal, climate change and renewable energies has been launched in Australia.

Halving emissions possible by 2020, according to report

10 November, 2008

A report released by Environment Victoria shows how Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions could be more than halved by 2020.

Emissions rising faster this decade than last

26 September, 2008

The latest figures on the global carbon budget to be released in Washington and Paris indicate a four-fold increase in the growth rate of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions since 2000.

Technology creating more efficient engines

17 September, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field

Impulse Engine Technology, a small engineering firm located in Sydney, has recently developed two new technologies which are claimed to make all engines, old or new, more powerful, more fuel efficient and cleaner to run, whether the vehicle uses carburetion, gas, fuel injection or diesel.
In a recent interview with Sustainability Matters, managing director Alexander Chabry discusses the technology, how it works and how it could revolutionise the motor vehicle industry.

Queensland carbon capture project

09 September, 2008

In a first for Queensland, CSIRO and Tarong Energy today announced a $5 million joint pilot project to capture greenhouse gases.

Company in final acquisition negotiations

14 August, 2008

Pacific Environment Limited is in discussions with EcoVision Solutions and Commerical Energy Services about the possible acquisition of both companies.

Carbon capture milestone for CSIRO in China

01 August, 2008

Just weeks out from the Olympics, the CSIRO and its Chinese partners have launched a post-combustion capture (PCC) pilot plant in Beijing that strips carbon dioxide from power station flue gases in an effort to stem climate change.

National recognition for geosequestration project

26 May, 2008

The CO2CRC Otway Project has received national recognition from the Cooperative Research Centres Association for its innovation in science and research.The project demonstrates geosequestration, which includes the safe compression, transport and storage of carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, in the deep subsurface.

Australia in position to help reduce global GHG emission

22 May, 2008

Australia must work with rapidly developing nations, such as China, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to Victoria University’s Professor Peter Sheehan.

Vehicle exhaust emissions to be put to the test

13 May, 2008

Testing will begin tomorrow to ensure all vehicles entering New Zealand meet new exhaust emissions standards, according to Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard. The Land Transport Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule requires all imported new and used vehicles comply with minimum emissions standards.

iSeries gas analyser

23 April, 2008

Thermo Scientific's line of iSeries analysers is claimed to have the least requirement for maintenance of any analyser on the market.

Calls for a national task force on carbon capture and storage

17 April, 2008

In what is being touted as an historical alliance, the heads of the Australian Coal Association (ACA), Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), The Climate Institute (CI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have called on the federal government to establish a national carbon capture and storage taskforce to combat climate change.

Conference tracks pollution across Australia

14 April, 2008

The National Pollutant Inventory contains 10 years of data on the emission of pollutants from industrial and non-industrial sources across Australia.

Pneumatic focusing gas chromatography

25 February, 2008

VOC Technologies has introduced the technique of pneumatic focusing gas chromatography (PFGC). It is a continuous speciated monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

Action towards a carbon neutral capital

06 February, 2008

Making Canberra a carbon neutral capital is a key focus for the Switch to Green expo and conference to be held at the National Convention Centre on 4–5 April 2008.

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