Energy > Emission control

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.

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.

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