OPINION

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

The present government in Victoria has announced that the targets for renewable energy (meaning renewable electricity) are 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. In addition to this, there has been a target announced that Victoria will be GHG emission neutral by...

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The state of the waste data

The state of the waste data

The Australian State of the Environment (SoE) 2016 Overview was tabled in Parliament on March 7, 2017. The previous SoE was in 2011.

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So long, Climate Institute - too sensible for the current policy soap opera

So long, Climate Institute - too sensible for the current policy soap opera

The Climate Institute, which was among the first Australian NGOs to focus solely on climate change, is to shut down at the end of June after 12 years.

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E-waste - the state of play Australia

E-waste - the state of play Australia

MRI E-cycle Solutions considers that the ABC's Background Briefing story* to be aired on Sunday March 12 on the export of e-waste to Africa is one-sided and does not acknowledge the major achievements of the electronics industry and government to address...

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Engineering the circular economy

Engineering the circular economy

Business fads come and go. A new term is invented, consultants make money for a while, and then along comes the next one.

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The case for renationalising Australia's electricity grid

The case for renationalising Australia's electricity grid

The public debate over the problems of electricity supply displays a curious disconnect.

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Why we need an 'energy Landcare' to tackle rising power prices

Why we need an 'energy Landcare' to tackle rising power prices

Rising electricity prices have become a fact of life in Australia - and are likely to be so for a few years to come.

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Supreme court hands down significant decision for waste management

Supreme court hands down significant decision for waste management

On 20 February 2017, the Full Court of the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision for waste management in South Australia.

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Weighing up a problem? Learn the art of balance

Weighing up a problem? Learn the art of balance

During the early 1900s, two shoe salesmen travelled to Africa in search of new market opportunities. In their telegrams back to Manchester, one man wrote: "Situation hopeless. Stop. They don't wear shoes." The other reported: "Glorious opportunity. They...

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How luxury carmakers can reduce waste and improve efficiency

How luxury carmakers can reduce waste and improve efficiency

The luxury automotive industry has traditionally focused on high quality design and manufacturing, as well as prestige marketing. Its above-average cost-of-sales component (on average, 80% of revenue) indicates significant cost-saving opportunities. Net...

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