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.

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.


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.

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.

Smarter energy storage

26 November, 2007

Development of the first hybrid battery suitable for storing electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is now a step closer, according to CSIRO and Cleantech Ventures.

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.

Solar grid feed inverter

23 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Solar Energy Australia

The Orion is a true sine wave, non-isolated DC-AC inverter designed for solar grid-feeding applications.

Remote site monitor

23 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Acutec Systems Ltd

The Acutec Messenger is a universal event-driven satellite communication system that transmits alarm notifications and a limited amount of data from remote sites.

The importance of using alternative fuels

22 November, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

Dirk Lechtenberg from MVW Lechtenberg & Partners, spoke to Sustainability Matters about the importance of alternative fuels and the impact on Australia's relationship with Germany after Australia's refusal to sign Kyoto

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