Energy from waste should not cannibalise recycling but – as a direct alternative to landfill and as a source of energy – it has huge potential.
Category: Resource Efficiency
Construction to begin on $150m expansion of Sundrop Farms’ Port Augusta solar thermal greenhouse, that will use sun and sea water to grow tomatoes.
Climate Council report says NSW and Victoria gone “from leaders to laggards” in Australian renewables race. Thank goodness for South Australia!
‘Network opportunity maps’ to highlight areas where demand management and renewables can address electricity constraint, rather than more poles and wires.
Five Victorian train stations built or upgraded for state government’s Regional Rail Link project use 100+ solar panels to provide power and hot water.
Property developer Stockland has launched Australia’s first green bond from a company – a $431 million issuance to raise funds for green building projects.
SunEdison says polysilicon breakthrough will slash costs of module production, and enable solar power to become the lowest cost energy solution.
Review of ACT’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme finds it cuts equivalent of 237,908 tonnes of CO2, saves participating households $1,600.
Inspired by nature, a circular economy aspires not merely to limit waste but to eliminate the very idea of waste: Everything, at the end of its life, should be made into something else.
ACT government releases framework for carbon neutrality in own operations by 2020, ahead of plans for whole of Canberra to be carbon neutral by 2060.