Sustainability

Clean jobs can help repair the economy — and the climate

02 September, 2020

The Climate Council has identified that 'clean jobs' will help get Australians back to work and are the key to long-term emissions reductions.


ALDI commits to 100% renewables by 2021

31 August, 2020

ALDI Australia has committed to power its Australian operations using 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2021.


Go Bus goes green with Siemens e-bus infrastructure

31 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

NZ bus operator Go Bus has appointed Siemens to install e-bus charging infrastructure to support electrification of bus fleets in Christchurch and Auckland.


Adelaide Cemeteries awarded environmental accreditation

27 August, 2020

Adelaide Cemeteries has gained internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental certification, reportedly becoming the first cemetery operator in Australia to do so.


Renewable energy credit marketplace planned for Southeast Asia

26 August, 2020

Power Ledger has expanded its partnership with BCPG to create a Renewable Energy Certificate marketplace in Thailand and the broader Southeast Asian region.


FutureFeed launches to take methane-busting seaweed to market

24 August, 2020

CSIRO has announced the formation of a new company to commercialise a methane-busting livestock feed additive.


Lockdowns deliver respite for our overshooting planet

21 August, 2020 by Pip Russell* | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Overshoot Day, the date when humanity will have used earth's renewable ecological budget for the entire year, has moved back to 22 August thanks to lockdowns.


Auditor-General report reveals Vic mine rehabilitation failures

18 August, 2020

Lawyers and environmental NGOs have warned that Victoria's mines are contaminating communities and leaving a legacy of social, financial and environmental liabilities.


There's plastic in your prawns, UQ research reveals

13 August, 2020

University of Queensland research reveals that seafood such as prawns, oysters and crabs is contaminated with plastic, with the highest levels found in sardines.


Ripley Town Centre achieves 5 Star Green Star Rating

12 August, 2020

The centre has been declared one of Australia's most sustainably designed buildings, achieving a Green Building Council of Australia 5 Star Green Star Rating.


Sydney high-rise scales new heights in energy efficiency

10 August, 2020

A project to renovate and futureproof a 54-floor building in Sydney looked to more efficient variable-speed drives to power the chiller systems that service the building.


Vinyl Council of Australia updating best practice criteria

10 August, 2020

The update will allow the Vinyl Council to consider stakeholder feedback on existing criteria and emerging material aspects of the life cycle of PVC products.


Schneider's sustainability impact results on target

05 August, 2020

Schneider Electric has announced its financial and extra-financial year results for the quarter, revealing it is acting to build a green and inclusive future for all.


The business case for sustainable buildings

29 July, 2020 by Jonas Bengtsson* | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

We can no longer ignore the devastating impact that Australia's $360bn construction industry places on the world around us.


Industry heavyweights join carbon-reduction initiative

28 July, 2020

Australian industry heavyweights are working together to explore pathways to emissions reduction, establishing the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative.


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