Randwick Council crash tackles climate change

30 October, 2006

Randwick residents will be able to convert their home electricity supply, at no extra cost, to ‘green power’ accredited electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind turbines and low-impact hydro.

Energy-saving controller

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Powerboss Integra Intelligent Motor Controller is designed to control electric motors and can achieve energy savings.

Finalists for National Sustainable Business Awards announced

04 October, 2006

This month, New Zealand’s top sustainable businesses will be gathering together in Auckland to celebrate their achievements, including energy efficiency programs, recycling, product innovation, involvement in the community and staff led initiatives.

Renewable energy applications welcome all hours

03 October, 2006

The Australian government has announced applicants for the $100 million Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) will no longer have to wait for designated rounds of the program but may submit proposals throughout the year.

Environmentally sustainable house built

22 September, 2006

An environmentally sustainable home has recently been completed in Melbourne and has achieved a 6 Star energy rating from the Sustainable Energy Authority

500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.

More colour, less waste

21 August, 2006

Whether using hand spray guns or robots, long paint supply lines and atomisers must be thoroughly cleaned with solvent between each paint change. Both paint and solvent are wasted, increasing costs and causing negative impact on the environment

$2 billion pa - have you accessed your share?

21 August, 2006 by Brent Watts, Director, Inject Pty Ltd

The Australian government provides a range of grants to companies that are developing innovative technologies. The level of competition is high, but there are a few simple steps that you can take to improve your company's chances of funding success

Smart businesses embrace sustainability

21 August, 2006

Evidence is clear that taking on sustainability is good for business, according to international expert Hunter Lovins, who recently toured New Zealand giving lectures

Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill submissions

11 August, 2006

The New Zealand Green’s Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill is through to the Select Committee. The local government and Environment Select Committee have called for submissions on the bill with a closing date of 1 September.

Raising awareness of ISO environmental labelling to promote sustainable consumption

04 August, 2006

The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Committee for consumer policy, COPOLCO, is recommending that ISO raise awareness of the benefits of its environmental labelling standards.

Fuel alcohol from pea starch?

21 July, 2006

So you don't like eating peas? Then how about fuelling your car or truck with them? That's a possibility Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are exploring - using a type of fuel called ethanol, made from the legume's starch

Addressing the realities of climate change

03 July, 2006

The impacts of climate change will be felt globally over the next century, according to the August 2003 issue of Austral Ecology – for the Ecological Society of Australia, published by Blackwell Publishing.

Campaign urges Victorians to save energy

22 June, 2006

Victorians have been encouraged to reduce their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign unveiled by the Victorian Government.

Thousands of Queensland students take on Earth Dialogues Challenge

15 June, 2006

One out of 8,000 Queensland school students taking part in a comprehensive education program will have the opportunity to deliver a keynote address alongside Mikhail Gorbachev at Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006: A World Forum for Resource Management and Sustainable Development.

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