Federal grants worth $4.2m have been announced for priority research for assisting Australian communities prepare for climate change.
A group of national business leaders has called on the federal government to move swiftly towards a carbon price of between $20 and $30 per tonne in order to create a solid incentive to drive innovation.
Ilum-a-Lite has announced that a number of its energy-saving products have been approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) for inclusion in the state government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) - meaning projects undertaken by Ilum-a-Lite can deliver substantial cash rebates.
A recent Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) forum has provided insight into how compressed air audits can reduce energy consumption and costs and optimise use of technology.
IPART recently endorsed energy-efficient lighting upgrades carried out by EELCO - The Energy Efficient Lighting Company, by deeming many of its projects as able to generate revenue under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).
The development of the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Green Star - Communities rating tool is now receiving support from the federal government.
Schneider Electric has achieved the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association’s Certificate of Competency.
SITA’s parent company, Suez Environnement, has joined the FTSE4Good Index.
Sydney printing company Focus Press started out in 1994 with only four people, but has since grown to 100 people at two locations. Now it has another achievement to be proud of - becoming one of the few printing companies that can claim to be truly environmentally sustainable. This achievement in sustainability leadership has been recognised by the NSW Government, with Focus Press being awarded with Gold Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage program of the Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (DECCW), in January 2011.
The Gillard Government has established a national Clean 21 Technology Innovation Network to help small and medium businesses reduce running costs and become more competitive, sustainable and help protect the environment.
A meat processor and a dairy manufacturer are among 16 Australian manufacturers going green to tackle climate change and ensure a healthier future for all Australians.
EnviroDevelopment will launch a new membership program that links individuals and companies involved in sustainable development.
Applications are now open for the Big Green Idea, a British Council Australia funding initiative designed to attract, encourage and assist Australia’s brightest entrepreneurs to develop innovative new sustainability projects.
GLG GreenLife Group has partnered with nationally recognised horticultural organisation Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) to develop the country’s first accredited course for the commercial landscaping industry.
The CleanTech Angels Network has been recently launched to link cleantech companies seeking investment with angel investors seeking investments in the sector.