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Fracking under pressure as investors call for risk reporting and reduction

21 February, 2013

Investors have called on oil and gas companies to disclose critical information about the ways they are managing and measuring the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing operations and shale gas transmission.

In my opinion: Why do building owners settle for less?

20 February, 2013 by Bob Sharon, CEO, Green Global Consulting

It’s an all-too-common story with building retrofits that owners opt for a litany of bandaid solutions rather than a holistic approach.

Massive benefits for electricity system in store for the future

01 February, 2013

A report released by the Clean Energy Council has found that the market for energy storage technology in Australia will be equivalent to several coal-fired power stations by 2030, effectively transforming the way we think about electricity for our homes and businesses.

Full speed ahead for e-mobility

22 January, 2013

A million electric cars on Germany’s roads by 2020. This is the ambitious target set by the Federal Government in its bid to continue the battle against CO2 emissions. It believes that e-mobility is a significant key technology to create a sustainable transport system for the future, especially where the power is produced from renewable energy sources.

Meeting the challenge of storing green energy

21 January, 2013

Gildemeister Energy Solutions (a DMG company) has developed the CellCube, a powerful, durable and low-maintenance vanadium redox flow large-scale storage solution, following many years of research.

Electrical training and certification program

17 January, 2013

The EcoXpert training and certification program is designed to give medium-sized electrical contractors the necessary skills to become certified energy experts so they can develop new services and meet the changing energy needs of their customer base. The program helps contractors advise, sell and install a broad range of pre-engineered energy solutions across small to medium-sized commercial, industrial buildings and high-end residential applications.

Lighting up the new year with unbreakable bulbs

16 January, 2013

Scientists at Wake Forest University have made a new kind of light from mouldable plastic, which can glow in any colour, won’t shatter and won’t leave you with the problem of searching for the one bad bulb on a strand of dozens.

Service contract for Melbourne Airport 8 MW trigeneration facility

15 January, 2013

MWM Energy Australia, the local subsidiary of the German-based gas genset manufacturer, has been awarded the service contract for the Melbourne Airport trigeneration facility.

Calling wannabe time travellers

15 November, 2012

Australians can now take a peek at what will power Australia in 2050 with just the click of a mouse.

Process combustion: money to burn?

07 November, 2012 by Tony Kelly, Product Sales Specialist, Hurll Nu-Way

Selecting a burner for any process heating application always involves a choice between different burner models and different burner sizes. Both will have a significant effect on product quality and system efficiency.

ABB dry-type transformers

07 November, 2012

The EcoDry low-loss transformer, TriDry triangular transformer and PoleDry transformers can provide improved efficiency, safety and eco-compatibility for utility, oil and gas, and mining industries.

Countries counter environmental damage with clean coal technologies

02 November, 2012

Countries are attempting to balance global warming and the continued use of fossil fuels by developing clean coal technologies, states a new report by GlobalData.

Compressed air solutions help convert CSG into LNG

19 October, 2012

Compressed air solutions specialist Sullair Australia has secured a landmark contract to provide 23 compressor packages - including ancillary equipment - for Australian coal seam gas producer QGC. The contract forms an integral part of QGC’s Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) Project.

Bioenergy for our low-carbon future

18 October, 2012

Despite the reported benefits of bioenergy, the uptake in Australia has been relatively slow. What is holding the industry back and where are the opportunities for growth? This, and more, will be discussed at the Bioenergy Australia 2012 Conference ‘Biomass for a low carbon future’, which is being held at the Sebel & Citigate Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, from 26 to 27 November 2012, with an off-site technical tour of bioenergy facilities in the region on 28 November 2012.

Government freezes energy grants, putting strain on energy efficiency

16 October, 2012

Although the Clean Technology grants have proved both effective and popular, the government has put the grants on ‘pause’ subject to a full budget review. As one of the major barriers to organisations implementing efficiency plans is cashflow, the freeze is a real blow for Australian businesses. Despite the freeze, the temporary pause on these grants needn’t mean the end of Australian businesses’ efficiency plans. There are still ways to implement efficiencies without the need to invest heavily.

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