Energy

Bathurst green energy power station to go ahead

05 June, 2007

Transpacific Industries Group (Transpacific) in association with Country Energy and the Bathurst Regional Council have announced the start of construction on a ‘green energy’ (landfill gas fired) power station at Bathurst Waste Management Facility in Bathurst, NSW.


Caltex signs contract for Dalby ethanol

29 May, 2007

Caltex and Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited (DBRL) have announced a major contract for supply of ethanol from DBRL's new ethanol plant to be built at Dalby in Queensland's Darling Downs.


Greenhouse emissions reporting

29 May, 2007

National greenhouse emissions reporting will commence by 1 July 2008 through purpose-built legislation or the National Pollutant Inventory, according to the Council for the Australian Federation.


CO2 emissions increasing faster than expected

28 May, 2007

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels have accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over recent years, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


The driving force behind electric vehicles

24 May, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

A new study into two very different attempts to introduce zero-emission vehicles by governments highlights how cultural differences can influence policy on technological innovation


Australian solar technology for export

15 January, 2007

Solar Systems’ mega scale solar power technology has been endorsed under the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6). Solar Systems technology generates electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions.


iTrans monitor

20 December, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.indsci.com/australia/

The stainless steel iTrans monitor for fixed-point gas detection is built to withstand corrosion. The monitor is suitable for installations in harsh environments such as offshore drilling platforms, chemical plants or applications near a saltwater coastline.


Coal industry welcomes funding for low emissions technologies

09 November, 2006

The Australian Coal Association has welcomed an announcement by the federal government of $125 million funding for two important clean coal and solar energy demonstration projects under the government’s Low Emissions Technology Development Fund.


Virgin calls on airlines to cut emissions now

20 October, 2006 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

Sir Richard Branson has appealed to the rest of the world's aviation industry to follow his lead in reducing the carbon emissions that the industry generates


Ready-to-use rechargeable battery

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.sanyo.com.au/

The Eneloop battery is claimed to be the first ready-to-use NiMH rechargeable battery. It uses technology enabling the batteries to be supplied to the consumer pre-charged and ready-to-use straight off the shelf.


Particulate emission monitor

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: Enertec Services Ltd

The Goyen EMP7 self-contained particulate emission monitor is accurate for most particle and particle characteristics and covers a wide range of dust concentrations, insertion temperatures, duct sizes and stack materials.


Partnership with the US delivers new solar technology

17 October, 2006

Minister for the Environment and heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, said a new deal worth more than $10 million dollars agreed in August under the US-Australia Climate Action Partnership (CAP) would improve the economic viability of solar power throughout the world.


WA seminar looks at energy options

29 September, 2006

WA’s future energy options will be under the spotlight at the Energy Options for Western Australia seminar at the Curtin University of Technology Council Chamber on 5 October from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Schemes that cut greenhouse gas emissions receive public support

28 September, 2006

Australian householders overwhelmingly support government schemes that cut greenhouse gas emissions by helping save on energy and water use, a Newspoll survey in NSW and ACT has found.


Biodiesel production plans for Australia

21 September, 2006

Australia’s diesel shortage can be solved by substituting and blending biodiesel, according to an Australian energy company.


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