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Category: Resource Efficiency

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Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Indian brokers report says Adani puts Galilee Basin coal project on hold until rebound in coal prices is visible.

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Australia electricity demand jumps as policy makers fail on efficiency

Australia electricity demand jumps as policy makers fail on efficiency

Australia’s electricity generation and emissions rising because there are no efficiency policies of note, and coal is maintaining its share of generation.

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Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world's big water problems

Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world’s big water problems

Commissioned to solve a waste water problem on Australian rivers, this young local company’s solution could help solve one of the world’s biggest sustainability problems.

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Who will pay the $17.8 billion mining rehabilitation bill?

Who will pay the $17.8 billion mining rehabilitation bill?

Mining does bring in revenue, but at the same time it is building up a monstrous damage bill.

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Your car air-con is consuming half your fuel in heavy traffic

Your car air-con is consuming half your fuel in heavy traffic

In a traffic jam, air conditioners can use half the fuel consumed by a car. This looks like fertile ground for research into new cars and their air conditioners, and retrofit measures.

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Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

Visions 2100: Eight dollars per barrel

87 years old, he was born in ’13. An unlucky number… But at the eve of Y2K.1 it seemed the world had been lucky.

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Global coal consumption down an additional 2-4% in 2015

Global coal consumption down an additional 2-4% in 2015

Changes in China are driving a structural shift in international thermal coal markets.

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Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia gets a ‘D’ for its backwards-looking renewable energy and grid efficiency policies in latest World Energy Council rankings.

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CEFC invests another $50m to encourage car fleets to lower emissions

CEFC invests another $50m to encourage car fleets to lower emissions

Clean Energy Finance Corporation puts $50m towards program making it cheaper and easier to adopt low-emissions fleet vehicles in Australia.

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Should we continue to recycle polystyrene? Or is it time for a ban?

Should we continue to recycle polystyrene? Or is it time for a ban?

A ban on single-use polystyrene foam food and beverage containers came into effect in New York City in July. Maybe it should happen here too.

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Christchurch quake sparks innovative design idea for fast-response disaster relief

Christchurch quake sparks innovative design idea for fast-response disaster relief

New Zealand-based industrial design agency’s AguaPallet helps natural disaster survivors access clean water, move equipment and provide basic shelter.