Sustainability > Carbon management

Growth is a habit but not the answer

05 September, 2016 by Dr Kaushik Sridhar, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager, KPMG

Economic growth has long been mankind's cultural norm; however, that is coming to an end, according to Dr Kaushik Sridhar, KPMG corporate responsibility & sustainability manager. In this article, Dr Sridhar discusses what the new economy must look like in order to mitigate damages from climate change.

How to make Adelaide carbon neutral

05 September, 2016

Siemens has released a report outlining key technologies that could support Adelaide in becoming the world's first carbon-neutral city and, in the process, potentially generate thousands of full-time jobs.

Steps to a smarter carbon policy

31 August, 2016

The Energy Networks Association has released a report analysing alternative carbon policy options. The analysis confirms that if governments focus on outcomes, rather than picking technology winners, Australia can meet its carbon target while saving customers $216 per year and achieving economic savings of $900 million.

Carbon-neutral plasterboards for Barangaroo and beyond

08 August, 2016

Carbon-neutral plasterboards are now available for projects in Sydney and Brisbane, thanks to a joint venture between partners on the Barangaroo South project.

$3.6 million to turn Adelaide carbon neutral

19 July, 2016

The South Australian Government has promised to spend $3.6 million to help Adelaide become the world's first carbon-neutral city, saying the commitment will boost the local economy.

Food for thought

12 July, 2016

An increasing population combined with a decline in agronomic resources will lead to a constant, never-ending rise in world food prices. Then why, oh why do we waste food if it is a precious commodity?

Cutting carbon from the cement and lime sectors

28 June, 2016

Carbon capture company Calix is leading a consortium to apply and demonstrate a breakthrough technology that will enable Europe's cement and lime industries to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

Sails light up at carbon-neutral event in Sydney

18 May, 2016

Vivid LIVE is an annual contemporary music festival held by the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney. The event will be carbon neutral for a second year running with all electricity used, including the centrepiece 'Songlines' Lighting the Sails, powered by 100% Green Power from accredited renewable sources.

Carbon management in a climate of uncertainty

18 May, 2016 by Alexander Stathakis, Conversio

For many Australian businesses, climate policy and corresponding reporting requirements have been surrounded by much uncertainty, with the major political parties having different ideas about climate policy.

15,000 tonnes of CO2 stored in landmark study

29 April, 2016

Over 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide have been injected 1.5 km below ground at Nirranda South, Victoria, in a CO2CRC project which is said to prove the safety and long-term viability of CO2 storage.

Improving the efficiency of CO2 capture

21 March, 2016

CSIRO, AGL Energy, Brown Coal Innovation Australia and IHI Corporation are partnering on a two-year research program to improve efficiency of carbon dioxide capture.

National Carbon Offset Standard expanded

11 March, 2016

Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt has announced the expansion of the National Carbon Offset Standard, which since 2010 has enabled businesses, products and events to be certified as carbon neutral.

Sustainable buildings — the tipping point for change

09 March, 2016 by Christina Hughes, Switch Automation

Building Management Systems and the way that we manage and control buildings have remained largely unchanged for 30 years. Our cars and phones are smarter than some of the most expensive assets on the planet. But this is going to change. Everyone's talking about it. You probably are too — 2016 is the year of Internet of Things (IoT) and the year for making smarter buildings a priority.

Climate research gets the chop

05 February, 2016

Up to 350 positions at Australia's CSIRO will be made redundant, with its climate research divisions to bear the brunt of the job losses.

Brisbane Airport recognised for reducing carbon emissions

19 January, 2016

Brisbane Airport has been certified as Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 3 (Optimisation). It is the second Australian airport, and the eighth in the Asia-Pacific region, to reach this level of accreditation.

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