Energy > Emission control

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.

Plan to reverse climate change presented in London

18 May, 2017

Some of the world's leading environmental experts met in London today to see how they can take forward an innovative strategy to reverse the human impact of climate change.

Results in for fifth Emissions Reduction Fund auction

18 April, 2017

The Emissions Reduction Fund has now secured 189 million tonnes of abatement through 387 contracts.

WWF responds to Trump's rollback on climate action

30 March, 2017

WWF has expressed its disappointment at the US Government's decision to roll back components of its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

3 ways fuel efficiency reduces your environmental footprint

03 March, 2017 by Todd Ewing, Director Product Marketing

Field-based businesses are being urged to sharpen their focus on their environmental footprint in the lead-up to Earth Hour's 10th birthday, taking place on 25 March.

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