SA winemakers and grape growers go green

10 June, 2008

Premier Mike Rann has announced an agreement that makes South Australian winemakers and grape growers the first industry group in the nation to accurately track and reduce greenhouse emissions.

Cleantechnology industry online portal launched

05 June, 2008

To facilitate more efficient business, government and research interaction, an online industry portal that will define the 'cleantech' sector in Australia has been created. The portal depicts over 350 Australian companies with original products and services in the sector and it is anticipated that many more will be added over the next few months.

NZ firms join international climate neutral network

05 June, 2008

New Zealand businesses are set to strengthen their presence and leadership on the United Nations' Climate Neutral Network — with 16 joining so far and others poised to sign up, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said at a Wellington meeting of the international network.

Wastewater projects win international prize

28 May, 2008

Two of Murdoch University’s PhD students have won international Huber Technology Prizes in Munich, Germany. The prize rewards ideas, concepts and results of research that are a contribution to the re-use of energy and valuable materials from wastewater.

Scholarship awarded

26 May, 2008

Waikato University postgraduate student Lisa van den Berg is one of three recipients of a Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology for 2008. Lisa’s thesis investigates the bio-resins derived from waste proteins of the meat industry.

Conference focuses on leading sustainable reform

22 May, 2008

The PACIA National Conference is on in Melbourne 16–18 June at the Bayview on the Park. The theme of the conference is Leading sustainable reform — a climate for change.

Forum helps business go green

22 May, 2008

Companies in the printing, manufacturing and electroplating industries can learn how to cut waste and cut their costs, at a free forum hosted by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

REM/SKM merger announced

21 May, 2008

South Australian environmental consultancy REM has merged with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) to form a groundwater assessment and management centre of excellence.

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.

Efficient use of compressed air

19 May, 2008 by Bill Blyth*

Compressed air is often the highest energy cost for many businesses, but unfortunately this resource is often seen as unlimited. It is therefore important that this valuable energy source be utilised efficiently, in all processes, at all times.

UniSA thinks budget misses sustainability

19 May, 2008

For Australia's economy to be sustainable, nation-building investment is critical, but the Rudd/Swan budget didn't deliver on sustainability, according to UniSA academic, Dr Geoffrey Wells.

Budget to improve sustainability

19 May, 2008

The Rudd government’s budget has been slammed by the Liberal party as letting Australian families down, but has it let down business and the environment? With billions of dollars promised to help combat climate change, how has the money been spent and how will it affect business? Presented below is a summary of the budget initiatives that are aimed to work with Australian businesses to help tackle climate change.

Australian manufacturers to tackle climate change

14 May, 2008

The Rudd Labor Government will provide $75 million for the Re-tooling for Climate Change competitive grants program as part of the government's Clean Business Australia initiative, announced Sentator the Hon Kim Carr.

Committee backs call for energy-efficiency factor with emissions trading scheme

09 May, 2008

The National Carbon Committee of the Waste Management Association of Australia has backed a call of the Secretary of the Department of Climate Change to consider factors like energy efficiency alongside the emissions trading scheme.

Westpac launches new sustainability code for its 10,000 suppliers

09 May, 2008

Westpac has announced a further step in its sustainability journey, becoming the first Australian bank to establish strict environmental, social and ethical standards for its entire supply chain of over 10,000 companies.

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