Energy

Halving emissions possible by 2020, according to report

10 November, 2008

A report released by Environment Victoria shows how Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions could be more than halved by 2020.


Australia’s first hydrogen racing car unveiled at RMIT

10 November, 2008

RMIT University researchers have unveiled Australia’s first hydrogen-powered racing car, in a project that demonstrates the incredible possibilities of hydrogen as the clean, renewable fuel of the future.


Infrastructure plans for electric vehicles

23 October, 2008

Better Place today announced agreements with AGL Energy and Macquarie Capital Group to begin deploying an electric vehicle (EV) network, powered by renewable energy.


Centre showcases solar technology

22 October, 2008

Solar technologies that have never before been used in Australia were unveiled this month by Peter Garrett, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, as part of the new $3.1 million Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre in the desert town of Alice Springs.
 


Wind energy for Victoria

21 October, 2008

Origin Energy and Acciona are planning to deliver green energy to Victoria from a wind farm being built north-west of Ballarat.


Solar and bioenergy industry conference in Sydney

21 October, 2008

Company representatives from the solar and bio energy industry are invited to the Solar and Bio Energy Industry Conference at Sydney’s MLC Centre on 24 November 2008. The event is supported by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. The German-Australian Chamber of Industry & Commerce, the German Energy Agency and renac AG organise this free admission event for key players and representatives from the renewable energy industry.


Geothermal energy business wins major RMIT prize

20 October, 2008

A pioneering business that uses technology to harness renewable energy from the earth for heating and cooling has won RMIT University’s 2008 Business Plan Competition.


Solar power should achieve 'grid parity' by 2012

14 October, 2008

UNSW graduate and solar cell entrepreneur Dr Zhengrong Shi has painted a bright picture for the future of solar power during a visit to the university to speak to engineering graduates.


Building-mounted solar panel system to be established

09 October, 2008

A building-mounted solar panel system will be established at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs following approval of a $3 million photovoltaic installation.


Agreement to develop lithium polymer subsea battery packs

02 October, 2008

Tritech and Xipower have announced a partnership agreement to develop a range of lithium polymer subsea battery packs for a wide range of applications including very deep water power supplies.


Emissions rising faster this decade than last

26 September, 2008

The latest figures on the global carbon budget to be released in Washington and Paris indicate a four-fold increase in the growth rate of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions since 2000.


Partnership to boost solar power

25 September, 2008

A partnership between Australian, American and Chinese researchers could make affordable solar power technology available to rooftops from Sydney to Shanghai.


Control and instrumentation business acquired

19 September, 2008

Parsons Brinckerhoff has acquired Sigma Energy Solutions’ Control and Instrumentation business.


Technology creating more efficient engines

17 September, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field

Impulse Engine Technology, a small engineering firm located in Sydney, has recently developed two new technologies which are claimed to make all engines, old or new, more powerful, more fuel efficient and cleaner to run, whether the vehicle uses carburetion, gas, fuel injection or diesel.
In a recent interview with Sustainability Matters, managing director Alexander Chabry discusses the technology, how it works and how it could revolutionise the motor vehicle industry.


ISO launches development of future standard on energy management

16 September, 2008

ISO’s project committee PC 242 aims to develop an International Standard on energy management. The future ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial facilities or entire organisations to manage energy.


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