Energy

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.


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.


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.


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