Sustainability > Carbon management

Businesses want government to show leadership on sustainability

28 July, 2015

New Zealand businesses want the government to show greater leadership around carbon, waste and water issues, a University of Waikato study has found.


EU needs increased investment in carbon capture and storage to meet climate change targets

17 June, 2015

European Union countries need to significantly increase investments in carbon capture and storage and show much greater urgency and determination to develop and deploy the technology, according to a new report launched in Brussels by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Grantham Institute at the Imperial College London.


CCS collaboration completes key stage

05 March, 2015

A collaboration between CO2CRC's Otway Project in Victoria and the Callide Oxyfuel Project in Queensland has come to the end of a key stage, following the latter's completion of the world's first industrial-scale demonstration of oxyfuel combustion and carbon capture.


CCS collaboration completes key stage

05 March, 2015

A collaboration between CO2CRC's Otway Project in Victoria and the Callide Oxyfuel Project in Queensland has come to the end of a key stage, following the latter's completion of the world's first industrial-scale demonstration of oxyfuel combustion and carbon capture.


University of Sydney to reduce its share portfolio's carbon footprint

09 February, 2015

The University of Sydney will substantially reduce the carbon footprint of its listed share portfolio over the next three years, with a reduction target of 20% relative to the footprint of its current listed equity composite benchmark.


Govt provides $25m for CCS research

03 February, 2015

The Australian Government will allocate $25 million over five years to a carbon capture and storage (CCS) research project based in Victoria, according to Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane.


BCIA funds CO2 capture facility

19 August, 2014

‚ÄčNon-for-profit company Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA) has announced $650,000 in funding for a research and development project which will target significantly reduced carbon emissions from brown coal power generation.


Yingli Solar to be a carbon neutral World Cup sponsor

12 June, 2014

Yingli Green Energy, the vertically integrated photovoltaic module manufacturer known as Yingli Solar, plans to become the first ever carbon neutral sponsor of the FIFA World Cup.


Carbon capture at the source

06 June, 2014

Scientists from Rice University have created a simple and inexpensive way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.


Mine site camps could lower carbon footprints

31 March, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University have found that the carbon footprint of mine site villages can be significantly improved without affecting the bottom line.


Auckland War Memorial Museum cuts carbon emissions by 50%

25 March, 2014

Auckland War Memorial Museum has announced that the organisation has reduced its carbon emissions by 50%, or nearly 1000 tonnes per annum, since it began monitoring its footprint three years ago.


Spaghetti-like membranes capture carbon dioxide

19 March, 2014

CO2CRC researchers at the University of New South Wales have installed a custom-built rig at Delta Electricity's Carbon Capture Research Facility at Vales Point Power Station to trial new hollow-fibre membranes for capturing carbon dioxide from power stations.


ASX 200 carbon reduction targets: only for the short term

06 December, 2013 by Tahlia Mathieson

The CDP Australia and New Zealand Climate Change Report 2013, released on 4 December, has shown that most ASX 200 companies' carbon reduction targets are short term and do not sufficiently acknowledge the scale and long-term attributes of climate change.


Online environmental management tool for businesses

31 October, 2013

To help businesses streamline and improve environmental compliance, the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has released its easy-to-use online Environmental Management Wizard to help businesses self-assess environmental obligations, and in doing so reveal opportunities to reduced risks, reduce costs and enhance business performance.


Carbon farming should consider more than carbon

26 September, 2013

Research led by CSIRO has shown that carbon farming schemes, which pay landholders for planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide, should consider other benefits such as the reversal of land clearing and the restoration of ecosystem services, including pest control, pollination and soil and water conservation.


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