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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.

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.

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