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New ‘Meretec’ recycling-process recovers 100pc of zinc coating from galvanised steel: cuts pollution, water use, mining waste

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The vast majority of steel used in the automotive, building and manufacturing industries was zinc coated (galvanised), to protect against corrosion, according to a statement by Southern Rocycling (28/9/2007). Read the rest of this entry »

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Rationale for Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill presented by Minister: need for uniformity

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

With regard to the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill, Paul Holloway MP (Minister for Police) said he did not think it possible to get any legislation on significant trees that would satisfy everyone’s concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

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Huge US coal-fired power generator AEP pays $US4.6 billion to reduce emissions, clean up environment

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

One of the United States’ largest power generators had agreed to end a years-long federal lawsuit by paying $US4.6 billion to reduce pollution that had eaten away at north-east mountain ranges and national landmarks, wrote Lara Jakes Jordan in The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.19). Read the rest of this entry »

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Indicators suggest a move in the spot price of uranium to $US90 a pound by early 2008; up to $US120 a pound by late 2008

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

John Wilson, managing director, Resource Capital Research, Warwick Grigor, managing director, Far East Capital, a Sydney-based private investment bank specialising in the resources sector, and Michael Angwin, executive director, Australian Uranium Association, answered questions about the price of uranium, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 34). Read the rest of this entry »

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Fed Govt surrenders to big business: Greenhouse Bill lacks transparency, accountability and urgency, says Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

One of the real issues that remain with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007 was that the essential elements of a reporting scheme included comprehensive coverage of emitters, data at both corporate and facility level, reporting on a range of relevant activities, transparent and objective processes for calculating emissions and public accountability of the scheme, Tasmania’s Senator Christine Milne said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal plan: CO2 dumps and nuclear power to dominate future Australia carbon credit market

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The project by South Australian company Santos to capture and safely store carbon dioxide deep underground as the Cooper Basin oil and gas reservoirs reached the end of their useful life had the potential to store up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum and up to one billion tones over its lifetime, South Australia’s Senator Simon Birmingham said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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Predictions for rise in wholesale electricity prices between 7 per cent and 30 per cent: carbon trading scheme needs to make renewable energy competitive

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

If Australia ratified the Kyoto Protocol, life would get tough for business after 2012, wrote John McCarthy, in The Courier Mail (29/9/2007, p.58).

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Government greenhouse scheme distorts market, lacks integrated policy framework, abuses goodwill of states: Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The Australian Greenhouse Office in 1998-99 went to great lengths to develop a framework for emissions trading, and it was shelved, noted Tasmania’s Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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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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