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Australian voters oppose Iraq war; and two-thirds say both US and Australia should set emission targets for greenhouse gases

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

According to the acting chief executive of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Alan Dupont, US President George Bush has a serious image problem in Australia, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (3/10/2007, p. 13).

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Coal industry funding clean-coal technology with $600 million levy; incoming federal government support needed

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

In May, Australia’s black-coal industry recast a voluntary COAL21 Fund levy to raise in the order of $1 billion over the next 10 years with the aim of making affordable, low emission coal-fired electricity generation a reality, wrote Michael Roche, in The Courier Mail (9/10/2007, p. 61).

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100 zinc workers exposed to carcino­genic acid mist at Hobart’s Nyrstar plant: medical help sought; assessment needed

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

One hundred zinc workers had been exposed to carcino­genic acid mist at Hobart’s Nyrstar plant, according to the Con­struction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, wrote Michelle Paine in The Mercury (10/10/2007, p. 13).

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Report finds GreenPower market improves; other companies still misleading consumers about renewable energy products

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

A report by the Total Environment Centre, Australian Conservation Fund and World Wildlife Fund Australia found that the GreenPower market – government-accredited new, renewable energy sourced from wind, water, waste or the sun – had improved in recent years, but some companies were still misleading consumers about the products they sold, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (8/10/2007, p. 8).

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Federal pre-election greenhouse credits: Abatement Incentives before start of Emissions Trading Scheme public meetings hosted by Dept of PM and Cabinet

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

On 24 September 2007 the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet released for public comment a discussion paper: Abatement Incentives Prior to the Commencement of the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme, reported The Australian Financial Review.

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Epuron plans 500 wind turbines northwest of Broken Hill, NSW, by late 2009; 4.5pc of NSW’s annual energy needs

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Renewable energy group Epuron announced its proposal to install about 500 wind turbines northwest of Broken Hill, reported The Mercury (9/10/2007, p.21).

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Kangaroo burgers can save the planet: switch from beef cuts GHGs by 12mt, says UNSW report

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

A report by the director of the sustainability centre at the University of NSW, Mark Diesendorf, said a 30 per cent reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 was achievable but would need both energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, as well as a change of diet, wrote Mathew Murphy in The Age (11/10/2007, p.B1).

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“War on terror “fails to extinguish Islamist extremism, fuels it instead; Iran invasion would compound already huge errors of strategy, says Oxford Research Group

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

The US-led “war on terror” had been a “disaster” and Washington and its allies must change their policy in Iraq and Afghanistan to defeat Al-Qaida, an independent global security think tank said, reported The Advertiser (9/10/2007, p.27).

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Carbon offset schemes should be formally accredited to allow consumer confidence

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Carbon offset schemes should be formally accredited, according to tourism lobby group Tourism and Transport Forum, wrote Melissa Ketchell in The Courier Mail (8/10/2007, p.33).

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Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations may lead to hard coral extinction in 100 years

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Berkelmans and Company may be wrong, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (13/10/2007).

Corals may dissolve: Bleaching may not knock off the reef. It may just dissolve first.

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