Strategic partnerships to develop renewable energy solutions

23 December, 2008

Leighton Contractors has expanded its capability in the Australian renewable energy sector by executing agreements with two global technology providers to explore and develop wave and solar power projects in the region.

Couple travel around Australia on waste vegetable oil

22 December, 2008

Australian-born Gerard Mimmo and his English wife Rachel left their fast-paced corporate lives behind to embark on a pioneering 36,000 km expedition around the continent, running their car on waste vegetable oil (WVO) collected from fish and chip and takeaway shops along the way.

Range of COD analysers launched

18 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Aqua Diagnostic Pty Ltd

Aqua Diagnostic’s PeCOD COD analysers are a technology for measuring COD (chemical oxygen demand).

Australian solar power tracking system to be built

16 December, 2008

A manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels and solar systems has announced an agreement to build a 505 kW solar power installation in Western Australia.

Southern Ocean resistant to changing winds

16 December, 2008

The Southern Ocean slows the rate of greenhouse warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the ocean. But previous studies raised the alarm by suggesting the Southern Ocean carbon sink is now ’saturated‘ and no longer able to keep pace with increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

University backs calls for the establishment of national biofuels centre

10 December, 2008

Southern Cross University has backed calls for the establishment of a national biofuels centre.

Wind power research generates lessons for industry

08 December, 2008

A researcher who examined the recent history of wind power in Australia will receive a doctoral award from RMIT University this month.

$10,000 biodiesel research grant winner announced

03 December, 2008

A project aiming to develop biodiesel feedstock that does not compete with food crops and can be grown in dry conditions has won the $10,000 Case IH Biodiesel Research Grant.

Biodiesel analysis

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The iCAP 6000 Series of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) emission spectrometers can be used for monitoring elemental contaminants in biodiesel.

Greener networking

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Linksys

Linksys, a division of Cisco, has reduced packaging for its consumer networking products and it has received Energy Star certified ratings on power adapters included with more than 30 of its products.

NSW will launch solar feed-in tariff for surplus electricity

25 November, 2008

NSW households generating solar power will be paid for surplus electricity they pump into the grid under a new state government scheme.

Solar company confirms commitment to Australia

25 November, 2008

Solar company Conergy has confirmed its commitment to Australia and has asked the Australian government for a long-term commitment to the solar industry.

BP Solar to close manufacturing plant in Sydney

19 November, 2008

BP Solar will cease the production of solar photovoltaic (PV) power cells and panels from its manufacturing plant in Sydney Olympic Park at the end of March 2009 as part of a global drive to reduce the cost of renewable power.

Ads claim coal industry doing a lot to reduce emissions

14 November, 2008

The coal industry has launched a public campaign of full-page ads that will appear in newspapers claiming the industry is doing 'a lot' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Australian Coal Association website launched

14 November, 2008

A website devoted to coal, climate change and renewable energies has been launched in Australia.

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