Sustainability > Carbon management

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.


The City of Carbon Neutrality

21 December, 2015

Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese spoke at COP21 earlier this month about the goal to make his city carbon neutral by 2025.


Carbon nitrites for CO2 capture and conversion

03 December, 2015

Professor Ajayan Vinu will lead UniSA's Future Industries Institute in a project that aims to remove carbon dioxide gases from the atmosphere and convert them into green energy.


VW's failure on the sustainability leadership test

29 September, 2015 by Francisco Szekely*

Manipulating sustainability performance data to achieve greater market share is not only highly unethical but it has a significant impact on the business performance of a company. Francisco Szekely, Professor of Leadership and Sustainability at IMD and Director of IMD's Global Center for Sustainability Leadership (CSL), provides his opinions on the recent Volkswagen case.


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.


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