Vehicle exhaust emissions to be put to the test

13 May, 2008

Testing will begin tomorrow to ensure all vehicles entering New Zealand meet new exhaust emissions standards, according to Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard. The Land Transport Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule requires all imported new and used vehicles comply with minimum emissions standards.

Wind farms improve scenery

09 May, 2008

Wind farms generally improve the scenery of locations that were not that picturesque to begin with. According to a study in Geographical Research, published by Wiley-Blackwell, wind farms have a negative impact on landscapes with a high scenic quality, but a positive effect on dull and mundane landscapes.

Company to reduce data centre cooling costs and power requirements

07 May, 2008

ADC Krone has joined the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to help engineer a greener property industry. As a member of the GBCA, the company will be promoting environmentally responsible technologies, design practices and operations and helping users attain the GBCA’s six-star environmental rating.

iSeries gas analyser

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

Thermo Scientific's line of iSeries analysers is claimed to have the least requirement for maintenance of any analyser on the market.

ISO develops an international standard for energy management

18 April, 2008

In a world first, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the creation of a project committee mandated to develop an international standard on energy management.

Calls for a national task force on carbon capture and storage

17 April, 2008

In what is being touted as an historical alliance, the heads of the Australian Coal Association (ACA), Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), The Climate Institute (CI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have called on the federal government to establish a national carbon capture and storage taskforce to combat climate change.

Conference features four new highlights

15 April, 2008

After reviewing the profiles of last year’s exhibitors and visitors, Eco Expo Asia returns in 2008 with four new highlights: Air Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Energy Efficiency and Waste & Recycling.

Australia's Solar Cities model heads to China

14 April, 2008

 BP Solar has welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Rudd to provide support to the north-eastern Chinese city of Weihai in its effort to become the largest solar city in the world.

Conference tracks pollution across Australia

14 April, 2008

The National Pollutant Inventory contains 10 years of data on the emission of pollutants from industrial and non-industrial sources across Australia.

Australian-made solar power to power airport

11 March, 2008

BP Solar has started working to manufacture and supply Australian-made solar panels to Adelaide Airport so that the state’s commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system could begin operating by the middle of this year.

Pneumatic focusing gas chromatography

25 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

VOC Technologies has introduced the technique of pneumatic focusing gas chromatography (PFGC). It is a continuous speciated monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

Submissions called for on renewable energy projects

13 February, 2008

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard will notify two renewable energy development proposals that he has called in, and encourages anyone with an interest in them to make a submission.

Biofuel demonstration flight

12 February, 2008

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, has said it will fly one of its Boeing 747s on biofuel during a demonstration flight.

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.

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.

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