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Positive environmental benefits from deployment of CO2 dumps, providing there is appropriate regulation, House of Representatives report claims

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

Once CO2 had been stored underground, effective and accurate technologies to measure and monitor the CO2 were essential for the purposes of regulation, carbon accounting and public safety, noted the House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Science and Innovation report Between a rock and a hard place: The science of geosequestration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Illegal protest activity in Tasmania: “Simply criminals who are out to damage the Tas­manian brand”, say Tasmanian Forest Contractors

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

According to Ferdie Kroon, CEO of Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association, he was amazed and incensed to read the Mercury’s front page report (5 September) into the actions of Altana Beltran, in The Mercury (6/9/2007, p. 30). Read the rest of this entry »

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Qld Dept of Premier and Cabinet DG still wanted: job has been been advertised since May

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

The position of director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet has been vacant since April when the state’s highest-paid public servant, Ross Rolfe, announced his de­fection to the private sector, reported The Courier mail (12/9/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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NSW carbon trading scheme on brink of collapse: jobs, companies at risk because of govt inaction, says millionaire Easy Being Green chief

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

The NSW carbon trading scheme was on the brink of collapse as the falling price of credits looked likely to send several companies to the wall, reported The Age (13/9/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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30 August: earliest total fire bans in South Australian history

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

30 August: the earliest total fire bans in South Australian history were in force days before the end of winter, as the state prepared for a dangerously hot and windy day today, reported The Advertiser (30/8/2007, p. 1). Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30: hottest August day on record in SA eclipses 96-year record, creates havoc with strong winds and emergency callouts

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

Soaring temperatures and strong winds caused chaos across South Australia on 30 August – the hottest August day on record, reported The Advertiser (31/8/2007, p. 9). Read the rest of this entry »

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Victorian Minister for Energy starts public CO2 dump consultation: Strategic Policy Framework for Near Zero Emissions from Latrobe Brown Coal.

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

Minister for Energy and Resources, Peter Batchelor invited Victorians to have their say on developing a strategy to cut greenhouse emissions from Latrobe Valley brown coal to near zero, in a Victorian Ministry for Energy and Resources Media Release on 24 August 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Coal for immediate delivery at Newcastle declined 2pc to $68.57/tonne two weeks after record prices of $72.37 reached

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

Coal for immediate delivery at Newcastle declined 2 per cent, or $1.38 to $68.57 a tonne in the week ending August 24, according to the globalCOAL NEWC Index, reported The Australian (1/9/2007, p. 10). Read the rest of this entry »

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Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth driven by women, says Aus Industry Group chief

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

In the words of The Economist, “Forget China, India and the Internet – economic growth is driven by women”, wrote Heather Ridout, chief executive of the Australian Industry Group, in The Australian Financial Review (5/9/2007, p.63). Read the rest of this entry »

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US nuclear-power “a mint” at 1.7c/kWh, margins 200pc,k

Posted by gmarkets on 10 September, 2007

Last year, the average nuclear reactor in America was in use 90 per cent of the time, and, better still, utilities have found ways to improve the non-nuclear parts of the power station, such as the steam turbines, reported The Economist (8/9/2007, p.73). Read the rest of this entry »

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