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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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“Rednecks” to go green and hold hands-out for carbon credits for land action or non-action: NSW Farmers Association plan

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

The NSW Farmers Association’s annual conference called for research to quantify agriculture’s ability to sequester carbon, and for a wide range of policies to address climate change, including more flexible environmental and natural resource legislation, reported The Land (26/7/2007, p.14).

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Fledgling Climate Change Coalition runs high-profile candidates from industry and science in WA, NSW

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A former BHP Billiton executive would run for the fledgling Climate Change Coalition (CCC) on the West Australian Senate ticket, bolstering the profile of a party aiming to capitalise on growing concern about global warming, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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Eco-Carbons to convert cereal-grain ‘seconds’, husks, fruit stones, nut shells, even straw, into renewable energy

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A pilot factory based in Gunnedah, NSW, and perhaps a second unit in Toowoomba, Queensland, could spearhead the emergence of an industrial process able to turn farm wastes into charcoal beads, providing a new source of renewable energy, wrote Graham Fuller in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.23). Read the rest of this entry »

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CO2 dump for NSW Central Coast: NSW Minister thinks it’s a first

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

A $5 million pilot carbon capture plant will be built on the NSW Central Coast, the state Government has announced, reported The Courier Mail (27/9/2007, p.B16).

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NSW Govt selling native timber from South Coast forests for between $6.90 and $16 a tonne to Japanese-owned woodchip mill; taxpayer loss of $3.5 million

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Wendy Frew, an environment reporter, industry experts said NSW taxpayers were subsidising a Japanese woodchip mill on the South Coast to the tune of $3.5 million a year because the State Government was selling native timber to the mill too cheaply, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (1/10/2007, p.5).

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Eucalypt plantations in NSW, Vic have important role in habitat for endangered bird species, finds DPI study

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Species of woodland-dependent birds whose numbers have been declining were finding new homes in plantings of eucalypts and shrubs, reported Agriculture Today (27/10/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Murray Darling Dust Bowl Report: failure of winter and spring rainfall: no water for Sunraysia, near Euston (NSW) and Robinvale (Victoria)

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Water flowing to Adelaide was so sparse and salted that is was technically unusable. “Very high salinities of around 13 000 EC continue to be recorded in the Goolwa channel upstream of the Goolwa Barrage”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green told to switch from collapsed $6.50 NGAC market to APX-traded VERs at $8.75

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

Australian Climate Exchange (ACX) Managing Director, Tim Hanlin has called upon troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green to switch their focus from the oversupplied NGAC market to produce Greenhouse Friendly VERs, the rising star of the Australian Emissions trading scene.

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In 2007-08 spending on Emergency Services NSW will reach a record $831 million, an increase of almost 9 per cent

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

Treasurer and Minister for the Hunter Michael Costa said in the NSW Legislative Assembly on 18/6/07 that the devastating floods in the Hunter and the Central Coast were a grim reminder of how much we relied on our emergency services in times of natural disaster and other major emergencies.

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