Sustainability > Energy

Australia's energy use has increased

01 July, 2009

Australia's total energy use has increased by 15% over the last six years, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Automated battery switch unveiled

28 May, 2009

Better Place has achieved a milestone in accelerating the mass-market adoption of electric vehicles by demonstrating, what it claims is, the world’s first battery switch technology along with electric car charging spots.

Budget for clean energy

13 May, 2009

The Rudd government has announced a $4.5 billion investment for clean energy initiatives in its 2009/10 budget.

National strategy for energy efficiency

13 May, 2009

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has signed a memorandum of understanding for energy efficiency, with a commitment to consider signing an Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Strategy.

'Alarming' use of energy, materials in newer manufacturing processes

16 April, 2009

Modern manufacturing methods are spectacularly inefficient in their use of energy and materials, according to a detailed MIT analysis of the energy use of 20 major manufacturing processes.

Clean energy gets $20 million boost

27 February, 2009

Australia took a step closer to becoming the clean energy hub of the Asia–Pacific with the announcement that Newcastle will house the $20 million national Enterprise Connect Clean Energy Innovation Centre.

Web forum provides facilities with tools to achieve energy savings

27 February, 2009

Fluke Corporation has established a web forum that will provide managers with a place to learn low-cost energy-saving techniques and share their own ideas and experiences.

Already done

25 February, 2009

'Greenest' notebook announced

19 February, 2009

Toshiba's ultra-portable notebook, the Portégé R600, has been nominated as the worlds ‘greenest’ notebook, according to a recent Greenpeace survey: The Green Electronics Survey 2008.

Stimulus package for clean energy future

04 February, 2009

Australia could create millions of new jobs by embracing a Global Green New Deal fast-tracking, energy-efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure, according to Environment Business Australia.

End-suction pump

01 December, 2008

The Grundfos NBG/NKG end-suction pumps have energy-efficient motors that conform to the MEPS Standard. Optimised flow geometries of the impeller and pump casing have reduced the hydraulic friction and thus the amount of energy consumed.

Fuel-saving system

01 December, 2008

A fuel-saving system claimed to also cut engine wear and reduce environmental emissions from mobile and stationary diesel engines is being introduced to Australian industry by FuelSave.

Energy efficiency for data centre

01 December, 2008

Rittal, provide of IT infrastructure technologies, has launched a cold aisle containment system which enables data centre managers to increase energy efficiency by optimising the operating temperature of their IT equipment.

CSIRO environmental sustainability grant awarded

06 November, 2008

CSIRO has awarded grants to teams of students in nine universities across three states, to educate and assist communities in making environmentally sustainable personal and business decisions.

Smarter air traffic to save fuel

06 August, 2008

Smarter air traffic control could save 500 kg of fuel and reduce airport noise by 35% for a typical Boeing 747 flight between Sydney and Melbourne ,according to a team of Canberra-based researchers.

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