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The future of CO2 comes out of the lab

21 May, 2009

Carbon dioxide is now being captured by researchers in an Australian pre-combustion carbon capture project.

Institute to develop CCS lauched

17 April, 2009

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally launched the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) at the inaugural meeting of institute foundation members in Canberra on 16 April 2009. The government announced the institute back in September 2008 with annual funding of up to $100 million to accelerate the deployment of commercial-scale CCS projects globally.


16 April, 2009

Carbon emissions reporting software

02 April, 2009 by

A reporting software product designed to simplify carbon emissions reporting in Australia has been launched by Perth-based company BMS Solutions.

Registry system to boost carbon market integrity and growth

26 March, 2009

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) has launched its global registry and project database system.

Green Star 'Sustainable Timber' credit reviewed

24 March, 2009

The chief executives of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew, and Australian Forestry Standard Limited, Kayt Watts, have released a joint statement regarding the review of the Green Star Mat-8 ‘Sustainable Timber’ credit.

Climate change campaigner joins Carbonscape team

27 February, 2009

Tim Flannery, climate change campaigner and Australian of the Year 2007, is joining the Carbonscape team.

Biochar: untested and unproven — or political football?

24 February, 2009

A discussion on the potential benefits of biochar technology in the fight against the global warming challenges — provided by Best Energies Australia.

Response to Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

19 December, 2008

International professional services company GHD has welcomed the federal government’s unveiling of its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) but has identified significant risks for business.

Uncertainty persists with agriculture's role in the CPRS

17 December, 2008

Uncertainty persists about agriculture's role in the federal government's carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) beyond 2015, according to farmers.

Soft target, more hand-outs

16 December, 2008

The Australian government released the Climate Change White Paper on 15 December 2008 — Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme: Australia's Low Pollution Future. This follows on from the green paper released in July and is the final design. The design still includes an emission trading mechanism which will start on July 2010 but the emission reduction target has been reduced to an unconditional cut of 5% of 2000 level by 2020. Despite the lower target, generous compensation plans and free pollution permits are being handed out, leaving little money left for energy efficiency measures.

Building sector could cut carbon trading price

23 September, 2008

Australia's building sector could cut the projected price of carbon trading permits by 14% with energy efficiency measures, according to a report commissioned by a cross section of peak building industry and environment groups.

Carbon accounting and reporting software

22 September, 2008

CarbonView is a carbon accounting and reporting software solution that enables users to calculate their organisation’s carbon footprint, monitor it in real time and use intelligent algorithms when planning a balanced environmental and financially sustainable strategy to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Carbon offset providers ranked

17 September, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field

The Carbon Offset Watch program, which was launched in Sydney this week, is designed to provide consumers with an independent ranking of carbon offset providers. Kylie Wilson-Field was at the launch and reports on the details of this program.

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