QUEENSLAND

From wastewater to solar energy

From wastewater to solar energy

The City of Gold Coast is reportedly investigating the viability of transforming its network of wastewater ponds into solar energy farms.

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Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling

Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling

In July 2018, Queensland will launch a container refund scheme, in a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter and pollution.

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ARENA's off-grid portfolio of projects leading the world

ARENA's off-grid portfolio of projects leading the world

The ARENA off-grid portfolio now boasts a collection of world leading innovations, with four projects now operational and a number that will become operational later in 2017.

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Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

The CSG industry in Queensland is established and there is growing state government pressure to develop new unconventional gas tenures and licences - are there opportunities for the waste sector to manage their by-products?

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Future-proofing Mackay's operations

Future-proofing Mackay's operations

SUEZ Australia will soon commence a $40 million, eight-year contract with Mackay Regional Council in Queensland for the region's bulk waste haulage and landfill operation that Council has said will unlock significant value.

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Brisbane Council achieves 100% carbon neutral status

Brisbane Council achieves 100% carbon neutral status

Brisbane City Council continues to fulfil its vision of a clean, green and sustainable Brisbane with its recent achievement of 100% carbon neutrality, leading the way as the first major government in Australia to achieve the milestone.

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Turnbull government set to sabotage the CEFC

Turnbull government set to sabotage the CEFC

The Coalition government has drawn criticism for its consideration of changing the very nature of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) by altering the rules to allow the organisation to invest in projects that do not reduce emissions by 50% or...

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CER warns electricity retailers on RET obligations after ERM's "intentional failure"

CER warns electricity retailers on RET obligations after ERM's "intentional failure"

Australia's Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has warned the country's electricity retailers to meet their 2016 Renewable Energy Target (RET) obligations in time for the February deadline, after ERM Power chose the $123 million penalty, instead of supporting...

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New initiatives on the horizon for Noosa

New initiatives on the horizon for Noosa

Last month, Noosa Council in South East Queensland announced that it had awarded a seven-year waste management contract to Cleanaway and the waste giant has plans to enhance the region's services.

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Ageing kerbside collections

Ageing kerbside collections

Over the past two decades, Australia has seen the number of persons aged 85 years and over increase by 153 and the number of centenarians increase by 263%, compared with a total population growth of 32% over the same period. As these trends continue,...

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