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United States’ Global Warming Reduction Act 2007 if passed, would explicitly require disclosure of risks related to climate change

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

A Freehills Review revealed that it was expected that climate change would be both affecting and driving M&A activity in Australia well in advance of 2012, in a number of ways; and that disclosure issues were also likely to come to the fore in bid and fundraising documentation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solar pantaloons solve new-age warfare waste: huge piles of barely used batteries from night-sight gear and cameras: solution, Dyesol’s non-reflective 40W/sq metre fabric solar-panels

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Soldiers who headed into combat typically dumped partly used batteries in key equipment, such as night-sight gear, to make certain it won’t fade to black when it really mattered, reported The Australian Financial Review (31/8/2007, p.79).

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Tas Cancer Council urges more research into link between high-voltage power lines and diseases

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

The Cancer Council of Tasmania urged more research into the link between high-voltage power lines and diseases including leukemia, reported The Mercury (21/8/2007, p.9). Read the rest of this entry »

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Four mistakes of NSW demand management include “reckless” CO2 dump plans, argues Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Policies and programs to date on encouraging demand management in NSW, but also across every other jurisdiction within Australia, have been inadequately suited to the nature of how energy is consumed and managed, according to the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy submission to the Owen Inquiry into Electricity Supply in NSW (June 2007). Read the rest of this entry »

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Hobart residents may have poll on Tamar Valley pulp mill during October local government elections

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Hobart residents could be asked their opinion of the Tamar Valley pulp mill in the upcoming council elections, reported The Mercury (28/7/2007, p.13). Read the rest of this entry »

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Brisbane City Council to spend $3.2m changing 25pc electricity supply to green power

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Brisbane City Council was set to spend $3.2 million to shift a quarter of its electricity supply to green power, reported The Courier Mail (29/8/2007, p.16). Read the rest of this entry »

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APEC’S Sydney defence: military control of 45km airspace zone; lethal force approved to shoot down off-route civilian pilots

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

An HA-18 Hornet buzzed central Sydney 31 August as authorities warned lethal force could be used against errant aircraft during the APEC summit. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Stop Bush Coalition”, and political party, NSW Greens, may invoke Supreme Court, to fight “clear and systematic ban on the right to protest, during APEC”

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Three planned, peaceful APEC demonstrations were banned by Police and Military in Sydney as unprecedented powers that allow police to target unruly protesters during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit came into effect, reported The Canberra Times, (31/8/2007), p. 8. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan engagement with Sydney APEC meeting may prove short: Prime Minister -on-probation, Shinzo Abe, may announce “aspirational” CO2-cuts, and dash home

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s situation at home was so knife-edged that he could not afford to stay away from Tokyo a day longer than necessary, now that his new cabinet was launched and the Diet, or parliament, was to resume its sittings on September 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Indonesia’s delegation concerned to make sure Australian climate change declaration does not detract from December UN conference in Bali

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Primo Alui Joelianto, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Asia Pacific-Africa department would lead Indonesia’s delegation of bureaucrats at the senior’ officials meetingsin Sydney, told The Australian, (1/9/2007), p. 23, he was particularly concerned to make sure Howard’s climate change declaration did not detract from the UN climate change conference in Bali in December. Read the rest of this entry »

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