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Pulp mill planned for southeast SA will require 189MW/yr: more electricity than giant Olympic Dam mine, say Greens

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

A controversial pulp mill planned for South Australia’s southeast would require more electricity than the giant Olympic Dam mine, the Greens claimed, wrote Nick Henderson in The Advertiser (25/9/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Nuclear Energy Partnership a potential nuclear suppliers cartel; IAEA proposals for multilateral fuel supply system may falter on participants’ NIMBY attitude toward nuke waste dumps

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Michael Richardson – a former Asia editor of the International Herald Tribune, and a security specialist at the Institute of South-East Asian Studies in Singapore – wrote in The Canberra Times,, (25/9/2007, p.17), “France had echoed earlier warnings from the United States and Israel that if negotiations with Iran over its controversial nuclear program failed, military action might follow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Badly needed – an independent national level assessment process whereby Aus govt able to declare a project of national significance, says Tas Lib Senator Barnett; will help escape controversies and time lag

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

A formalised, independent, objective assessment process for projects of national significance was needed just in line with the independent, objective assessment process for projects of state significance the states had, said Guy Barnett, Senator for Tasmania, Liberal Party of Australia, Commonwealth Senate, on 18 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green told switch from collapsed $6.50 NGAC market to APX-traded VERs at $8.75

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Australian Climate Exchange (ACX) Managing Director, Tim Hanlin today called upon troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green to switch their focus from the oversupplied NGAC market to produce Greenhouse Friendly VERs, the rising star of the Australian Emissions trading scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy Minister offers Queensland blackout free summers: Energex big brother plan to control robot aircon; and gen contracts ready for demand-spikes

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Energy Minister Geoff Wilson claims Queensland will survive the summer without a drought-inspired blackout or load shedding. Read the rest of this entry »

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$600 million being raised by Queensland coal producers managed by ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd, or ACALET

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

During the Queensland Parliament (24/5/07), Fiona Simpson, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Member for Maroochydore of the NPA said that the COAL21 Fund had been set up and funded by a voluntary levy on coal producers of 20c per tonne of coal produced to demonstrate promising technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power stations. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Bank and partners search for off-grid lighting solutions for sub-Saharan Africa: innovative solutions welcome now

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

The World Bank Group and partners launched the Lighting Africa Development Marketplace Grant Competition on September 5, reported the September 2007 issue of DM Newsletter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Technology piloted in NSW also to be trialled in Beijing: post combustion capture could reduce CO2 emissions by 85pc

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Australia and China signed a partnership agreement on 6 September that would pave the way for the installation of low-emission coal energy technology in Beijing next year, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australian farmers begin walking off their land amid warnings of national disaster that will force 20 per cent to leave within a year

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

According to rural editor Nigel Austin, farmers ravaged by drought have begun walk­ing off their land amid warnings it is the start of a national disaster that will force up to 20 per cent to leave in the next year, reported The Advertiser (15/9/2007, p. 1). Read the rest of this entry »

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Vic’s new Treasurer, John Lenders, decides on $1bn-plus PPP for state’s first desal plant

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

He’s had a long apprenticeship, and now Victoria’s new Treasurer planned to keep the state growing, wrote Duncan Hughes in The Australian Financial Review (27/9/2007, p.69). Read the rest of this entry »

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