Sustainability > Carbon management

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.

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.

Seagrasses can store as much carbon as forests

21 May, 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have contributed the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrasses, which shows they can hold as much carbon as the world’s temperate and tropical forests.

Australia ‘a leader in sustainable technology’

17 May, 2012

Australia is a world leader in developing clean, more sustainable resources and technologies to prevent pollution, the managing director of CRC CARE, Professor Ravi Naidu, said today.

Sustainability in manufacturing

15 May, 2012 by Lauren Davis

To get back on track, the manufacturing industry should focus on R&D and innovation, including renewable resources and building materials, and build a market in these areas. These comments were raised by Graham Larcombe, Director of Strategic Economics Group, who spoke at the ‘Sustainability in manufacturing’ forum during National Manufacturing Week in May.

Practical guide to help businesses prepare for carbon pricing

30 April, 2012

The Carbon Market Institute will be launching its guide for business, ‘Reporting and Accounting Requirements for the Australian Carbon Market’, at events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on 1, 3 and 15 May respectively.

Carbon pricing will influence the way Australians do business

23 April, 2012 by Edward Hanna, Executive Director of Sustainability, Energy Action

The carbon tax will come into effect on 1 July 2012 and the big question is, how will the tax affect confidence and spending, particularly in the first few months of introduction? Businesses will need to start planning and preparing for the anticipated increase in operating costs the tax will bring.

Sydney retrofit Grade B building ahead of the curve

30 March, 2012

Local Government Super (LGS) has announced one of its upgraded commercial properties has been awarded a 5.5 star NABERS rating (without factoring in its use of Green Power) and is now one of the lowest energy-intensity office buildings in any Australian CBD.

Lubricant to increase fuel economy

26 March, 2012

TP Star range of multifunctional lubricants is designed primarily for the lubrication of earthmoving, mining and quarry machinery. The result of over 10 years of development, the products are designed to increase fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.

Epicor Carbon Connect software solution

21 March, 2012

Epicor Carbon Connect is a software solution that provides organisations with transparent auditable control and reports of resources consumed and expended by an organisation - including energy, water, waste, transport, carbon and natural gas.

Reducing carbon pollution at the core of new study

15 February, 2012

Curtin University researchers have been awarded a $1.4 million grant to independently assess the injection capacity of carbon dioxide (CO2) at selected sites, to assist local communities, industry and government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Polyden Folien Cardia Biohybrid sustainable packaging films

31 January, 2012

Polyden Folien has launched a range of sustainable packaging films made with Cardia Biohybrid technology that meet the highest packaging performance standards.

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