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11 nuclear power stations between 2025 and 2050 on the way to achieving a 23 per cent cut in emissions by the end of that period

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

According to John Breusch, writing in the The Australian Financial Review, 28/9/2007, p. 10, The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) report postulates Australia building 11 nuclear power stations between 2025 and 2050 on the way to achieving a 23 per cent cut in emissions by the end of that period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Compressed air energy storage (CAES) should compete favourably with energy generation systems, delivering electricity for about 4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour: economical way to supply baseload power

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

According to Daniel Pendick, an associate editor at Astronomy magazine in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a huge 2700-megawatt compressed air energy storage (CAES) project proposed in Norton, Ohio – using an abandoned limestone mine as the air storage reservoir – had already stalled for lack of finance, reported New Scientist (3/10/2007, p. 47). Read the rest of this entry »

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New book by sustainable energy expert advocates biomass solutioon to produce 30 per cent of current energy needs

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Neither “clean coal” nor the construc­tion of nuclear energy plants was a necessary or sufficient answer to Australia’s climate chal­lenge, and Dr Mark Diesendorf of UNSW’s Institute of Environmental Studies believed we were losing precious time investing in these two options when much safer options were available, said professor Bob Douglas in The Canberra Times (6/10/2007, p. B18). Read the rest of this entry »

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Innovative traffic light requires only 42 volts, compared with the traditional traffic light of 240v; potential for $150m market

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

For Solux, a young and innovative traffic light company, the future promises a big green for “Go”, reported The Mercury (6/10/2007, p. M3). Read the rest of this entry »

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Air fares to rise: flights to or from Europe to be included in the ETS from 2012, replacing current voluntary payments of around $75

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Climate change costs will make travel to Australia more expensive, wrote Peter Forsyth in The Age (4/10/07, p. B7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dutch-based sustainability bank Triodos targets Australia as its next big market; seeks strategic alliance partners

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Leon Gettler, wrote in The Age, (4/10/2007), p. B3, Dutch-based sustainability bank Triodos, which invested in projects offering social and environmental value, was to target Australia as its next big market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gunn’s bank – ANZ – wonders if it will lose face more face than it makes in profits if it lends to the unpopular project

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Gunns – customer of ANZ for more than 20 years could lose its bank. According to Stephanie Peatling, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald, (6/10/2007), p. 5, one of the country’s largest banks, – ANZ, was to consider whether it would fund the Gunns pulp mill, saying it must assess whether the Tasmanian project meets its environmental standards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cherry Growers Production falls 40 per cent from the start of the decade; Lack of natural rainfall cripples industry

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

According to John Stapleton and Asa Wahlquist, it’s cherry blossom time, and the stone fruit orchards of Australia are thick with the smell of flowers and the buzz of insects drifting in the warm spring air, reported The Australian (1/10/2007, p.6). Read the rest of this entry »

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Graziers from across the country are queuing to sell carbon sequestered in their soil under the new CarbonLink trading scheme launched in September

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Graziers from across the country are already queueing up to sell carbon sequestered in their soil under the new CarbonLink trading scheme, according to Queensland Country Life (27/9/2007, p. 13). Read the rest of this entry »

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Tas police support democratic right to protest, but not when ‘extreme antics’ expose officers to unreasonable risks, says Commissioner

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Tasmania Police could not support people’s democratic right to protest lawfully in any form in all circumstances, wrote Richard McCreadie, Commissioner of Police, in The Mercury (2/10/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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