Energy

The importance of using alternative fuels

22 November, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

Dirk Lechtenberg from MVW Lechtenberg & Partners, spoke to Sustainability Matters about the importance of alternative fuels and the impact on Australia's relationship with Germany after Australia's refusal to sign Kyoto


WA needs half million more workers in a decade

12 November, 2007

Western Australia will need up to 400,000 additional workers over the next decade to sustain its resources boom, according to a report from the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).


Plans for clean-coal project

02 November, 2007

ScottishPower energy company has put forward revolutionary plans to convert its two biggest power stations to clean-coal technology.


Appointments to technical advisory board

23 October, 2007

Australian geothermal energy company KUTh Energy Limited has announced the first appointment to its Technical Advisory Board.  


Fleet drives transport into a greener future

15 October, 2007

The Panasonic World Solar Challenge (PWSC) is back this month (21-28 October) and is celebrating its 20th anniversary with another 3000 km journey straight down Australia’s desert belly, on the Stuart Highway — from Darwin, Northern Territory to Adelaide, South Australia.


Government introduces biofuels legislation

10 October, 2007

The government will introduce the Biofuels Bill into Parliament, which will bring into force the biofuels sales obligation.


Environmental improvement in sustainability indexes

28 September, 2007

Royal Philips Electronics has improved its sustainability performance in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the fourth consecutive year, showing that the company continues to capitalise on the growing demand for energy-efficient and eco-friendly products.


Sea energy showcase

28 September, 2007

A plan to test new wave-power devices off the coast of south-west England will create what claims to be the world's largest wave farm and establish the area as a global leader in the technology's development.


Production costs of advanced biofuels are similar to grain-ethanol

26 September, 2007

Second-generation biorefineries like those making biofuel from lignocellulosic feedstocks such as straw, grasses and wood have long been touted as the successor to today's grain ethanol plants, but until now the technology has been considered too expensive to compete. However, recent increases in grain prices mean that production costs are now similar for grain ethanol and second-generation biofuels, according to a paper published in the first edition of Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining.


Carbon-neutral in the outback

24 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Water Recycle Group Australia (WRG)

In a first for remote Australian communities, Water Recycle Group (WRG) is installing a solar-powered package wastewater treatment system with full water re-use capabilities


Diesel exhaust kills throat cells

18 September, 2007

Researchers at Deakin University have found that diesel exhaust is far more damaging to our health than exhaust from biodiesel, the plant-based fuel.


Dangerous gas detector boosts brownfield building

17 September, 2007

One of the main problems in developing disused brownfield sites is the risk from the underground accumulation of dangerous gases. Now an invention from a university company that monitors the deadly gas methane lingering in earth pockets could lead to much more building on old factory or industrial sites.


Public artwork to power homes

12 September, 2007

Plans for a tidal-powered lunar clock have been showcased at an exhibition in London. It is set to become one of the most recognised landmarks on the planet and the globe's first public artwork to power homes.


Low-emission energy future

11 September, 2007

Australia and China have signed an agreement that will pave the way for the installation of low-emission coal energy technology in Beijing.


Environment and Energy Efficiency Award

05 September, 2007

Downer EDI Engineering Electrical of Port Melbourne received the 2007 Environment and Energy Efficiency Award when National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) members celebrated excellence in Victorian projects.


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