Energy > Emission control

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cattle methane emissions are lower than we thought

14 December, 2015

Methane emissions from Australian cattle are 24% lower than previously estimated, according to data based on eight years of research into ways to reduce emissions in livestock.

Paris Agreement welcomed by Australian industry

14 December, 2015 by Lauren Davis

The Paris Agreement on climate change was approved by 195 nations over the weekend, each of which has pledged to do its bit to limit global warming and prepare for its impacts.

The role of oceans in reducing carbon emissions

11 December, 2015

The University of Queensland has a portfolio of 'blue carbon' research projects which seeks to better understand the role of oceans and their ecosystems in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.

COP21 agreement drafted and released

10 December, 2015 by Lauren Davis

For those of us eagerly awaiting the outcome of COP21, the release of a newly drafted agreement will provide a fascinating insight into how discussions are progressing.

Global emissions are finally falling — but Australia lags behind

09 December, 2015 by Lauren Davis

When it comes to the world's carbon emissions for 2015, it's been a case of good news and bad news.

Next-gen fuel cells for low-emission electricity production

30 November, 2015

Finnish researchers are developing a long-life fuel cell system that is said to offer higher efficiency than that of competing technologies.

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