Energy > Emission control

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.

Partnership to cut carbon emissions in infrastructure assets

12 April, 2018

The IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund is working with the CEFC to reduce carbon emissions at some of the nation's leading infrastructure assets.

Pathways to decarbonisation in the water sector

10 April, 2018 by Brendan Tapley, Associate Director – Sustainability

There are a variety of challenges facing the water sector, not least of which is dealing with climate change.

Simply Energy delivers plug-in power for Auckland airlines

06 December, 2017

Simply Energy has implemented a solution to provide the power required for the aircraft directly from the New Zealand wholesale electricity market, which in recent years has consisted of 85% renewable electricity. Airlines can now switch off their auxiliary power units shortly after landing and plug the aircraft directly into an electrical power source at the gate.

What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

16 November, 2017 by Dr Seona Candy, Jennifer Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen

The final report from the Visions and Pathways 2040 research project looks at how we can rapidly reduce Australian cities' emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change as we approach the end of what's being called the 'critical decade'.

Australian Government commits to HFC phase-down

31 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Australia has become one of the first 10 countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a major international agreement to reduce the global production and use of highly potent synthetic greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Volkswagen ordered to publish notices about voluntary vehicle recall

11 September, 2017

Volkswagen has been ordered to publish a nationwide notice about information concerning the class actions related to the emissions scandal that is estimated to have impacted around 100,000 motorists across Australia.

Methane-oxidising bacteria have a second energy source

05 September, 2017

An international research team has discovered that methane-oxidising bacteria are more flexible and resilient than previously thought, in a breakthrough that could have major implications for greenhouse gas mitigation.

Australia should join UK in petrol vehicle ban, says BZE

28 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The British Government has announced that new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 — and energy think tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) wants Australia to join them.

Sustainability industry gets behind fuel emissions standards

14 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions is currently considering implementing new standards surrounding fuel, emissions and efficiency for vehicles sold in Australia, with the forum intending to provide a draft implementation plan to the Australian Government later this year.

Qld govt unveils aims for zero carbon pollution by 2050

12 July, 2017

The Queensland government has announced its goal to drive carbon pollution down to zero by 2050 and become a leader in the clean growth economy.

Waste industry calls for more targeted use of landfill levy revenue

29 June, 2017

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on governments to support more targeted spending priorities for landfill levy revenue.

Legislation to phase down HFCs passes parliament

20 June, 2017

The Turnbull government has successfully passed legislation to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — powerful synthetic gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, fire extinguishers and insulating foam.

A complete record of greenhouse gases

14 June, 2017

Australian scientists have published the most comprehensive and high-quality records of greenhouse gases ever. The records track the past and current changes in all 43 greenhouse gases that contribute to human-induced climate change.

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