Energy

Action towards a carbon neutral capital

06 February, 2008

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.


Airport company achieves carbon neutral certification

04 February, 2008

Rene Bakx, chief executive of Christchurch International Airport Ltd, has announced that the airport company has received carboNZeroCert certification from Landcare Research.


International recognition for local company

04 February, 2008

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.


Forest and wood industries take to the air

01 February, 2008

The forest and wood processing industries are taking their environmental message to the public next week in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign.


Quest for cheaper solar energy

30 January, 2008

Scientists at Durham University are embarking on what claims to be one of the UK’s largest research projects into solar energy.


Abu Dhabi commits to alternative energy, clean technology

22 January, 2008

Abu Dhabi has announced an investment of US$15 billion in projects targeting solar, wind and hydrogen power; carbon reduction and management; sustainable development; education; manufacturing; and research and development.


Renewable Energy Development Program now open

21 January, 2008

The Renewable Development Program under the Climate Change Fund has been boosted to $100 million and is open for expressions of interest until 13 February 2008.


Sustainability experts support light rail plan

18 January, 2008

Curtin University of Technology sustainability expert, Prof Peter Newman has welcomed the announcement by the state government that it will be considering a light rail system.


US ethanol mandate is a massive step

14 January, 2008

In a ground-breaking move that will reverberate to Australia, President Bush has signed the energy bill which requires a five-fold increase in the use of transport fuels — most of which will be ethanol.


Industry guide to help curb carbon emissions

09 January, 2008

RMIT University’s Global Sustainability Institute and EPA Victoria have found the number of carbon offset providers in Australia has doubled over the past six months.


Spectrophotometer

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd

The Hach DR2700 portable spectrophotometer has many of the same features of the DR2800 but without the bar code reader (Note; it will not work with TNTplus bar coded vial tests). It features over 130 pre-installed analytical methods, 10 user programs, 200 data logging measurements and a wavelength range from 400 to 900 nm.


Solar power solution

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Orion Solar Solutions

The EverGen solar engines offer a convenient and environmentally friendly way to provide 12 VDC power wherever needed.


Australian carbon sequestration technology on display in Bali

11 December, 2007

Best Energies will have its technology on display at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali.


Reasons to switch to solar

29 November, 2007

The Australian Greenhouse Office is offering households a $1000 rebate to reduce the cost of a solar hot water system.


Potential growth for Australian biofuels and bioproducts

26 November, 2007

A range of biologically-based products — from speciality chemicals to biodegradable plastics and packaging materials produced from plants instead of petroleum — offers new opportunities for Australian farmers.


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