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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.

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.

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.

How to transition to net zero carbon

30 November, 2015

Australia could successfully transition towards net zero carbon pollution while maintaining similar rates of growth to the last five years if key actions are taken immediately.

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.

Did the second ERF auction do enough?

13 November, 2015

The second Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction awarded contracts for 45.5 million tonnes of emissions reduction at an average price of $12.25 per tonne.

Ministerial Forum to review vehicle emissions

02 November, 2015

The Turnbull government has announced a whole-of-government approach to addressing vehicle emissions, implementing a Ministerial Forum that will examine vehicle emissions standards in Australia and vehicle testing arrangements.

GE and BHP partner on efficient, low-emission mining operations

30 October, 2015

GE and BHP Billiton have announced a partnership to reduce the emissions intensity of mining operations, including transportation and power supply.

The new Chief Scientist wants you to buy an electric car

29 October, 2015 by Lauren Davis

The man set to take over as Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, believes electric cars will be the way of the future.

The zero-emission Black Cab gets a redesign

27 October, 2015

The London Taxi Company has unveiled the new design for its next-generation, zero-emission capable Black Cab, the TX5. The design concept draws on more than 60 years of style that have made the Black Cab an iconic sight on the streets of London.

Adelaide's carbon-neutral city plan

29 September, 2015

The South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council are developing a plan to make Adelaide the first carbon-neutral city in the world.

Discussing the direct impact of emissions reduction on business practice

07 September, 2015

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced the much-anticipated carbon pollution safeguard mechanism, with a potential fine of $1.8 million for big businesses that exceed their emissions baselines.

Sydney buildings to save 30% of energy by 2030

21 August, 2015

The City of Sydney's Energy Efficiency Master Plan shows that by 2030, Sydney's building sector could save 31% of its energy use — even with an expected 29% increase in floor space.

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