Energy > Emission control

Tracking progress to Paris Agreement goals

01 February, 2017

An international research team has developed a new method for tracking the progress that individual countries are making towards meeting the global climate targets of the Paris Agreement.

Eco-friendly flooring to combat poor air quality

09 November, 2016

The 'Towards Buildings That Thrive' report addresses the need for design and construction practices that promote healthier and sustainable commercial spaces — with a focus on indoor air quality.

Climate Change Authority split on emissions reduction requirements

05 September, 2016 by Lauren Davis

The Climate Change Authority has witnessed a surprising break in the ranks, with two members claiming that the authority's latest report features major flaws.

Verifying power plant emissions

30 August, 2016

Power plants that underestimate their greenhouse gas emissions could soon be exposed, thanks to New Zealanders who have found a way to verify power plants' self-reported emissions simply by looking at the grass growing nearby.

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction is coming

30 August, 2016 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction has recently been announced. This matters immensely for the waste and local government sectors.

Climate Neutral Now gains first Australian signatory

19 August, 2016

Conversio has become the first Australian company to sign the pledge to join the Climate Neutral Now initiative, led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat.

Fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction to be held in November

16 August, 2016

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) will hold the fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction from 16–17 November. The auction format will remain largely unchanged from previous auctions, though the auction guidelines give the CER some additional flexibility to choose the volume of offered abatement it will accept.

The environmental impact of Australian pork production

05 July, 2016

The Pork CRC has conducted what is claimed to be the first comprehensive study using life-cycle assessment (LCA) to benchmark greenhouse gas emissions from pork across the full production system.

Making a coal-fired plant more efficient

19 May, 2016

Longview Power has rehabilitated its 700 MW power plant in West Virginia, US, transforming an operation previously beset by frequent outages and poor performance into what is said to be one of the cleanest, most efficient coal-fired plants in the country.

Grim warnings on emissions

19 May, 2016

Are we taking greenhouse gas monitoring seriously in Australia? Frank Silberberg of Group Instrumentation talks about the latest trends, technology and challenges with emissions monitoring.

Energy efficiency goals for the building sector

16 May, 2016

Australia's building sector could save billions of dollars and reach zero carbon emissions by 2050, with energy efficiency delivering over half the emissions reductions.

ABB and Cavotec team up on shore-to-ship power solutions

05 May, 2016

ABB and Cavotec have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Shore-to-ship solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds.

Greenhouse gas mitigation in the livestock sector

29 March, 2016

Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can significantly reduce carbon emissions without impacting the economic and social benefits it delivers.

Australia's diesel emissions are rising

07 March, 2016

The March 2016 Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX) Report indicates that emissions have risen by an amount equal to 2.2% of total national emissions in the 18 months to December 2015.

The world's worst emitters are the least affected by climate change

09 February, 2016 by Lauren Davis

Researchers have discovered what they described as a 'global mismatch' between greenhouse gas emissions and the burden of climate change, with the countries emitting the least amount of gases suffering the most — and vice versa.

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