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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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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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No CO2 dumps in Bass Straight: ExxonMobil and BHPB already at work beyond Kipper from a new platform linked to its existing Marlin structure

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

According to Keith Orchison, in The Australian, (29/9/2007, p.9) ExxonMobil and BHPB were already at work on the next project beyond Kipper — the development of the Turrum field, estimated to hold 800 billion cubic feet of gas, from a new platform linked to its existing Marlin structure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Air New Zealand partners with Boeing, Rolls-Royce to test biofuel blend in 747

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Air New Zealand would start ground-breaking aircraft testing of biofuels as early as next year and believed the technology could become commercially viable for airlines sooner than expected, wrote aviation writer Steve Creedy in The Australian (29/9/2007, p.35). Read the rest of this entry »

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Origin Energy’s total greenhouse gas emission in 2005 to 2006 was 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent; will not report generating and transmission for 3 years

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Peter Haenke, Origin Energy’s carbon project manager said Origin Energy’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2005 to 2006 was 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The company has not to date reported its energy usage, reported The Australian Financial Review (19/9/2007, p.6). Read the rest of this entry »

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New networking tool to help create enviro-friendly, and profitable, commercial buildings

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Better known as the plaything of Gener­ation Y, online social networking technology has been put to use by the commercial prop­erty sector, with the launch of a $1.5 million online encyclopedia and networking tool to help create environmentally friendly and profitable commercial buildings, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (29/9/2007, p.60). Read the rest of this entry »

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Howard ignores explicit advice of hand-picked task group on power gen; wind has cost advantage, therefore soaks up most of energy subsidy plan

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

A 2004 government estimate that encouraging 10 per cent of power generation by 2020 to come from clean energy sources would cost $23 billion has been either ignored or quietly put to one side, according to an editorial in The Australian (25/9/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposed Vic enviro protection regs: large commercial and industrial energy, water users to develop Environment and Resource Efficiency Plan (EREP)

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

Notice was given in accordance with section ii of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 of the proposed making of the Environment Protection (Environment, and Resource Efficiency Plans) Regulations 2007, in The Age (21/9/2007, p.17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Aus GHG pollution from energy sector increased by more than 22.5mT, despite high petrol prices and switch in some power generation from coal to gas due to water shortages from June 2004 to February 2007

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

Greenhouse pollution from the energy sector in Australia increased by more than 22.5 million tones from June 2004 to February 2007 – equivalent of adding more than 5 million cars to the road or increasing the national car fleet by approximately a third, despite high petrol prices and the switch in some power generation from coal to gas due to water shortages, said Andrew Bartlett, Australian Democrats Senate member from Queensland, in the Commonwealth Senate Hansard on 12 September, quoting figures released by the Climate Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

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$500 gas heater rebate under wood heater replacement program just for Perth for now: regional air quality plans under development

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The Western Australian government would not immediately ensure that the $500 gas heater rebate available to metropolitan residents was made available to all residents in the Goldfields and other residents outside of the Perth metropolitan area, said Minister for the Environment, David Templeman in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly on 14 August 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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