Wind farms generally improve the scenery of locations that were not that picturesque to begin with. According to a study in Geographical Research, published by Wiley-Blackwell, wind farms have a negative impact on landscapes with a high scenic quality, but a positive effect on dull and mundane landscapes.
ADC Krone has joined the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to help engineer a greener property industry. As a member of the GBCA, the company will be promoting environmentally responsible technologies, design practices and operations and helping users attain the GBCA’s six-star environmental rating.
In a world first, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the creation of a project committee mandated to develop an international standard on energy management.
In what is being touted as an historical alliance, the heads of the Australian Coal Association (ACA), Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), The Climate Institute (CI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have called on the federal government to establish a national carbon capture and storage taskforce to combat climate change.
After reviewing the profiles of last year’s exhibitors and visitors, Eco Expo Asia returns in 2008 with four new highlights: Air Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Energy Efficiency and Waste & Recycling.
The National Pollutant Inventory contains 10 years of data on the emission of pollutants from industrial and non-industrial sources across Australia.
BP Solar has welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Rudd to provide support to the north-eastern Chinese city of Weihai in its effort to become the largest solar city in the world.
BP Solar has started working to manufacture and supply Australian-made solar panels to Adelaide Airport so that the state’s commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system could begin operating by the middle of this year.
VOC Technologies has introduced the technique of pneumatic focusing gas chromatography (PFGC). It is a continuous speciated monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Environment Minister Trevor Mallard will notify two renewable energy development proposals that he has called in, and encourages anyone with an interest in them to make a submission.
Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, has said it will fly one of its Boeing 747s on biofuel during a demonstration flight.
Making Canberra a carbon neutral capital is a key focus for the Switch to Green expo and conference to be held at the National Convention Centre on 4–5 April 2008.
Rene Bakx, chief executive of Christchurch International Airport Ltd, has announced that the airport company has received carboNZeroCert certification from Landcare Research.
A Bathurst-based renewable energy research and development company has received international recognition for its investigations into the use of landfill gas as an energy resource.