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Water industry supports carbon trading scheme

17 September, 2008

The Australian Water Association (AWA) has endorsed the general direction of the government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), urging the government to ensure that the integrity of the scheme is not compromised.

Carbon offset providers under the spotlight

10 September, 2008

Australian carbon offset providers will be placed under the spotlight with an independent ranking of the sector to be released in September. It aims to increase consumers' confidence about whether what they’re buying will actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

September release for vision for emissions trading

13 August, 2008

The next instalment of climate change adviser Ross Garnaut's vision for emissions trading will be released on 5 September. Garnaut released his first draft report on emissions trading in July, but the 550-page document did not contain proposals on the pace of cutting emissions.

Australian accredited carbon accounting course introduced

05 August, 2008

In response to the community's growing awareness of climate change, Swinburne University of Technology has introduced what is claimed to be Australia's first accredited course in carbon accounting.

Challenges hold waste industry back from making investment

28 July, 2008

The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme green paper may be the trigger for a billion-dollar investment in waste industry infrastructure but the industry flags major challenges in measuring and assessing the liability.

Government gives the green light to act on climate change

17 July, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field

The government delivers its green paper on climate change.

Australian ETS could be worth $11 billion

17 July, 2008

On the basis of proposals outlined in a green paper issued by the Australian government, the annual value of trades in Australian emissions units (AEUs) could amount to as much as $11billion within the first few years of operation, according to Point Carbon.

Briefing session on carbon management

19 May, 2008

The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), which in partnership with EPA Victoria created Grow Me The Money, is holding a briefing session on carbon management for small to medium businesses.

Carbon to be the biggest global commodity market by 2012

03 April, 2008

Adapting to the emerging carbon constrained economy will become vital to business success in the face of increasing regulation and pressure from consumers according to Carbon Planet.

Program to offset carbon emissions

10 March, 2008

Greening Australia and the Tasmanian government entered into an Australian-first partnership today following Premier Lennon’s announcement in state parliament regarding the government’s commitment to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions.

Emissions trading in the spotlight

31 October, 2007

Emissions trading as a solution to global warming will go under the spotlight when key commentators tackle the subject at a seminar in Sydney on 1 November, organised by the NSW Division of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Oil and gas body targets a nuclear future

15 August, 2007

Nuclear power could be as cheap as coal if the cost of carbon capture and storage is considered, according to Professor Peter Johnston, head of physics at RMIT and panel member of the 2006 federal government review into the nuclear industry.

Emissions trading and what it means for Australian businesses

25 July, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

The federal government's long awaited plan on emissions trading was recently announced, with an increase on spending by $627million

Takeoff of carbon offset scheme praised

15 June, 2007

The launch of Pacific Blue NZ’s Carbon Offset scheme for customers is yet another step in the nation’s drive towards carbon neutrality, according to government Ministers David Benson-Pope and David Parker.

Carbon neutral web host

29 May, 2007

Web hosting company, ilisys has claimed that it is the first web hosting company of its kind to achieve carbon neutrality in Australia

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