Sustainability > Carbon management

Carbon neutral school

20 September, 2012

South Fremantle Senior High School has become officially as a certified carbon neutral school.

Aspen Technology Aspen Plus Process Simulator software

31 August, 2012

Aspen Plus Process Simulator software, part of the aspenOne Engineering software suite, is designed to help process manufacturers model, track and reduce CO2 emissions.

Reducing the carbon footprint of sewage pumping stations

27 August, 2012

Carbon is 'produced' whenever a crew jumps into the truck to go to a site, whenever the pumps are energised and running. This paper describes the vastly improved use of energy, and hence reduced carbon production, when self-priming pumps are used instead of submersible pumps.

Abrupt increase in CO2 uptake by the land biosphere

14 August, 2012

Scientists have discovered an abrupt increase in the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the land biosphere (which comprises all of the planet’s plant and animal ecosystems) since 1988. Without this natural increase in uptake, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would probably have increased even more rapidly over the last two decades.

Earthquake risks for CCS, fracking and wastewater injection wells

31 July, 2012

A paper by Stanford geophysicists Professor Mark Zoback and Professor Steven Gorelick has claimed that carbon capture and storage (CCS) has a high probability of triggering earthquakes where large volumes of carbon dioxide are injected into the brittle rocks commonly found in continental interiors.

Carbon offset project for brewed drink company

24 July, 2012

The production of some of Australia’s favourite beverages will become greener thanks to a partnership between CO2 Australia and the brewers of the famous Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

Curtin receives funding for emission-reduction technology

24 July, 2012 by Gracie Daniel

Curtin University researchers will develop new technology for reducing carbon dioxide emissions after receiving $1 million of state government funding.

Business and consumers win as Australian carbon costs slashed

05 July, 2012

A study released today by carbon analytics firm RepuTex indicates that companies liable under the carbon price mechanism will pay up to 45% less than initially expected, with cost savings totalling over $10bn translating into significantly reduced carbon price impacts for Australian consumers and regional commodities buyers.

Baker No-Tillage launched in Europe

04 July, 2012

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has endorsed New Zealand ‘no-tillage’ technology for reducing the impact of climate change on the production of crops. Now, the crusade to encourage more farmers to adopt no-tillage techniques on their properties has been taken to Europe.

Hundreds of Australian businesses support carbon pricing

02 July, 2012

Almost 300 organisations have galvanised under the banner of Businesses for a Clean Economy to voice their support for putting a price on carbon.

Carbon price to drive energy transformation, claims CEC

02 July, 2012

The Clean Energy Council has said that the commencement of the carbon price yesterday represents a key step in the transformation of Australia’s energy sector, moving Australia toward a clean energy economy that will shield us from higher costs over the long term.

National energy market system prepared for carbon price introduction

28 June, 2012

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the national power system and market operator, does not foresee any energy supply security impacts during the immediate transition period following the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July 2012.

Australian businesses believe carbon pricing is here to stay, says EIU survey

27 June, 2012

Almost three-quarters (72%) of Australian firms believe the carbon price is here to stay, in one form or another, and 85% of firms directly impacted already have a carbon reduction strategy in place, according to a new business survey.

Preparing for the carbon price

25 June, 2012 by Chloe Munro*

Preparations for Australia’s carbon pricing mechanism shifted into high gear on 2 April when the Clean Energy Regulator came into being.

The impact of the carbon tax on SMEs

31 May, 2012

Despite the introduction of the carbon tax being just weeks away, MYOB research reveals close to half of Australia’s small to medium business operators (SMEs) are uninformed about the legislation’s likely impact on their livelihood.

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