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Energy Networks Australia and ARENA workshop the electricity network of the future

22 September, 2017

Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) joined forces in a workshop to generate ideas that will help determine how we operate the electricity networks of the future.

Discount finance program encourages Australians to switch to EVs

06 September, 2017

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is supporting a $100 million asset finance program to encourage Australians to switch to electric vehicles.

City of Swan residents are keen to think green

22 August, 2017

The City of Swan's Thinking Green sustainability living workshops have had another successful year, with Mayor Mick Wainwright reporting high attendance levels for 2017.

Eco Expo Asia 2017 attracts international pavilions

15 August, 2017

The 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, from 26–29 October 2017.

SUEZ Community Grants program awards $175,000 in funding

11 August, 2017

The 2017 SUEZ Community Grants program saw 19 lucky community groups, schools and organisations from across Australia receive more than $175,000 to help improve their local communities and the environment.

Is workplace health and safety important to you?

08 August, 2017

If the answer is yes, you and your colleagues are encouraged to attend the inaugural SAFETYconnect event. Over 400 professionals have already signed up to attend this world-class conference and expo, to be held from 16–17 August at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney.

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target program gets an upgrade

01 August, 2017

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) program has changed its name to Victorian Energy Upgrades and introduced several new activities.

Grant winners announced for New Energy Jobs Fund

25 July, 2017

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio has announced the second-round winners of the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund grants.

The Living Stage set up in New York

24 July, 2017

The Living Stage is said to be the world's first recyclable, biodegradable, biodiverse and edible performance space.

Code for Smart Communities under development

06 July, 2017

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have announced a partnership to develop a Code for Smart Communities.

Landfill levy should go towards waste recovery, Vic councils say

06 July, 2017

Hobsons Bay City Council has joined with other metropolitan Victorian councils to call on the Victorian government to use funds collected for the Municipal and Industrial Landfill Levy for the purpose for which it was designed.

Smaller commercial buildings now required to disclose energy efficiency

30 June, 2017

The federal government is expanding the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program to commercial building spaces of 1000 m2 and more, in a move that is intended to help more businesses save on their energy costs.

Stronger environmental protection announced for the Pilbara

26 June, 2017

It has been announced that a strategic assessment program agreed between the Turnbull government and BHP will apparently protect the unique environment of the Pilbara as well as support the environmentally sustainable development of iron ore mines.

Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan on track

19 June, 2017

Six years into the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), Unilever has announced it is on track to meet most of its 50+ targets.

The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International partner to ban testing of cosmetics on animals

15 June, 2017

The Body Shop has launched a campaign for a global ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals by 2020.

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