Energy

Cutting the path to reduced emissions

16 January, 2006

A variety of technological advances being developed by CSIRO can dramatically reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, according to CSIRO's chief of energy technology, Dr David Brockway.


Bioplastics association launch

26 October, 2005

An association dedicated to promoting plastics that are biodegradable, compostable and based on renewable resources is set to represent the industry and provide a streamlined view on issues relating to the benefits of bioplastics in Australia and New Zealand.


Wind power gathering force

19 September, 2005

The Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) and the Australian Wind Energy Association (AusWEA) have released a collaborative report on the visual impacts of wind farms.


Solar energy stored efficiently

03 September, 2005

For the first time, solar energy has been successfully used in a pilot-plant to create storable energy from a metal ore. In a project funded by the EU, an important milestone has been reached


Wave power trials begin in WA

16 August, 2005

A wave energy generator has been positioned on the sea floor off Fremantle, Western Australia to start trial production of electricity and fresh water with no fossil fuel input.


'Buy Recycled' research report

13 June, 2005

Research on stakeholder perceptions com-missioned by the Buy Recycled Business Alliance (BRBA) has found that 74% or 17 of the 24 members surveyed have an environ-mental committee for buying products that contain recycled materials.


New power supply for remote WA towns

03 June, 2005

A network of environmentally friendly power stations will bring more efficient and reliable electricity supplies to towns in the remote West Kimberly region of Western Australia


CSIRO gets sun smart

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: CSIRO

CSIRO scientists will soon be taking advantage of Australia's abundance of solar energy with the start of construction on the $1.5 million National Solar Energy Technology Centre (NSETC)


Fuel analysis spectrometer on the Queen Mary II

20 April, 2005

The Spectroil M/F Fuel Analysis Spectrometer will be used on the Queen Mary II cruise ship to monitor the quality of the fuel in the aero-derivative gas turbines used aboard the ship for propulsion.


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