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CO2 Australia Yonderr carbon offset website

01 August, 2011 by

The website Yonderr ( can be used to purchase carbon offset packages specifically tailored to a particular business or lifestyle. It provides a simple way to offset individual, family or business carbon emissions.

Draft legislation released on the carbon price

28 July, 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, today released exposure drafts of the key bills in the government’s Clean Energy Legislative Package.

Initiative to secure effective carbon sinks

27 July, 2011

A new initiative is aiming to set new standards for investment in carbon sink plantation programs.

How will the carbon pricing mechanism impact your business?

15 July, 2011

The Australian government has announced plans to introduce a carbon price mechanism from 1 July 2012. There will be a three-year fixed price period. The carbon price will start at $23 per tonne in 2012-13 and will be $24.15 in 2013-14 and $25.40 in 2014-15. From 1 July 2015 onwards, the carbon price will be set by the market. Under the plan, Australia will cut 159 million tonnes a year of carbon pollution from its atmosphere by 2020 - the equivalent of taking over 45 million cars off the road. In the article below, Elisa de Wit, Anthony Hobley, Noni Shannon and Dominic Adams from law firm Norton Rose Australia outline the impact of the carbon pricing mechanism on businesses.

Biofuels for a cleaner future

14 July, 2011

Our cars, trucks and aeroplanes could soon run on fuel made from sugarcane waste thanks to the work of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) scientists at the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant.

Price on pollution - for or against?

06 July, 2011

This weekend the Gillard Government plans to announce a price on pollution as the central element of a comprehensive policy to tackle climate change, cut pollution and drive the transformation of the Australian economy to a clean energy future. Some business and industry sectors are saying it will provide more certainty while others say it will only further add to uncertainty.

Greenhouse calculator to measure your impact - dup

27 June, 2011

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Greenhouse calculator to measure your impact

27 June, 2011

Families across Australia will be able to measure the impact of simple lifestyle changes on their carbon footprint in just 15 minutes through an online tool launched at RMIT University today.

Renewable energy flatlines without carbon price

24 June, 2011

New research shows Australia’s renewable energy share has been declining since 1960 and Mark Wakeham from Environment Victoria says without a price on carbon, our economy will continue with ‘pollution as usual’.

Deal to acquire primary carbon credits

24 June, 2011

Westpac has announced the completion of a deal with Perenia whereby the bank will off-take Primary Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registered hydro-electric project in northern India.

Carbon footprinting focus of food industry convention

03 June, 2011

Discussions at the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology convention will include a focus on carbon footprinting for food manufacturers, marketers, suppliers and retailers. The convention will be held from 10-12 July 2011 in Sydney.

Call for comment on farming carbon offset scheme

03 June, 2011

A consultation paper has been released for public comment on the key regulations to underpin the Carbon Farming Initiative. The carbon offset scheme will financially reward farmers and landholders for reducing Australia’s carbon pollution.

Carbon footprinting focus for food industry

30 May, 2011

The Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) convention being held 10-12 July 2011 in Sydney will focus on carbon footprinting for food manufacturers, marketers, suppliers and retailers.

Carbon jobs created as London company moves to Sydney

02 May, 2011

The NSW Government has helped secure at least 106 jobs for the development of the state’s trading hub with the relocation of two London companies to Sydney.

carboNZeroCert program becomes stand-alone corporate

12 April, 2011

The carboNZero program is changing to a stand-alone corporate business with a strong eye on international markets under the leadership of new Chief Executive Graham Carter and a fresh board of directors.

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