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Grundfos announces first global GreenPlumbers partnership

02 July, 2009

Grundfos Pumps has joined with GreenPlumbers to help guide and support improved water and energy conservation practices.

IT students first in green revolution

30 June, 2009

Box Hill Institute’s new ‘Green IT’ students will be the first in Australia fully prepared to manage the government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme when it comes into effect in the near future. The Vocational Graduate Certificate in ICT Sustainability, teaching IT graduates how to implement sustainable IT initiatives, will be launched at Box Hill Institute on 25 August.

Industry alliance announced

29 June, 2009

IBM in the US has announced an industry alliance with key leaders in metering, monitoring, automation, data communications, software and analytics to provide smart solutions for energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management.

Biodiesel boost

23 June, 2009

A grants program for biodiesel production will kickstart the biodiesel industry in New Zealand, according to Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Assessment framework for certifications schemes

22 June, 2009

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released its new Assessment Framework for Forest Management Certification Schemes, as part of its ongoing review of the Green Star environmental rating tools for buildings.

Insulation installer register now open

12 June, 2009

Environment Minister Peter Garrett has invited eligible businesses from around the country to register for the Australian government’s ceiling insulation program Installer Provider Register.

Car-sharing service focuses on sustainable driving

09 June, 2009

Honda Australia is providing two Honda Civic Hybrids to car-sharing service Flexicar as a contribution to sustainable driving.

Researchers in Business program

29 May, 2009

A Western Australian renewable energy company has become the first organisation to benefit from the Australian government’s $10 million dollar Researchers in Business program.

Researchers in Business program

29 May, 2009

A West Australian renewable energy company has become the first organisation to benefit from the Australian Government's $10 million dollar Researchers in Business program.

R&D Tax Offset helps sugar cane farmers

28 May, 2009

Bundaberg sugar cane farmers Graham and Kate Campbell have been recycling sewage waste for use in irrigation and as a soil conditioner for some time. Bundaberg Regional Council pays their company, Camreay Holdings, to take away all of the town’s sewage.

Grants to help industry tackle climate change

21 May, 2009

Reducing reliance on town water through effective water recycling and harnessing the benefits of solar power are two of the initiatives among the 23 successful projects to be awarded over $3 million in Re-tooling for Climate Change grants. New guidelines for the next round of grants have now been released, broadening the eligibility criteria.

Global business poised to push governments on climate deal

21 May, 2009

Global business poised to push governments on climate deal, says Oxfam.

Outdated government procurement polices stalling opportunities

12 May, 2009

Outdated government procurement polices are stalling opportunities to stimulate the growth of green jobs and protect Australia’s environment, according to a report released by the Total Environment Centre (TEC).

Green car innovation fund open for applications

29 April, 2009

The $1.3 billion Green Car Innovation Fund is now open for applications.

$16.4 million for climate change projects

23 April, 2009

$16.4 million in funding has been provided to 19 companies to pursue green projects that will combat climate change and support 189 high-wage, high-skill Australian jobs.

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