OPINION

Explainer: why we should be turning waste to fuel

Explainer: why we should be turning waste to fuel

The federal government recently announced that it is giving recycling company ResourceCo a loan of $30 million to build two waste-to-fuel plants producing "solid waste fuel".

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Australia's biggest emitters opt to "wait and see" over ERF

Australia's biggest emitters opt to "wait and see" over ERF

Many of Australia's most carbon-intensive companies are either not participating in the federal government's flagship Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), or are adopting a wait-and-see approach, according to our survey of senior executives.

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Interstate waste to Queensland up 40% in one year

Interstate waste to Queensland up 40% in one year

Queensland recently released its 2016 Waste and Recycling Report. The report refers to a number of incremental gains in landfill diversion, but the headline number is the 40% leap in the tonnes of waste received at Queensland landfills from interstate....

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Budget 2017: government goes hard on gas and hydro in bid for energy security

Budget 2017: government goes hard on gas and hydro in bid for energy security

Gas infrastructure and exploration attracted the lion's share of new energy announcements in the 2017 federal budget.

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Hidden treasure beneath our feet

Hidden treasure beneath our feet

Ignoring the streets and roads we walk and drive on could mean we're costing the economy as well as the environment.

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We must plan the driverless city to avoid being hostage to the technology revolution

We must plan the driverless city to avoid being hostage to the technology revolution

Trials of autonomous cars and buses have begun on the streets of Australian cities. Communications companies are moving to deploy the lasers, cameras and centimetre-perfect GPS that will enable a vehicle to navigate the streets of your town or city without...

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Using data to align environmental and economic interests

Using data to align environmental and economic interests

Jeff Kirschner has developed an app that makes it fun, yes, you heard that right - fun, to pick up litter. But its benefits are far reaching. The data collected could help organisations and governments alike align their environmental and economic interests....

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Compost: nature's circular economy

Compost: nature's circular economy

With available area for landfill in low capacity and increasing levels of carbon emission, the need to facilitate organic recycling becomes ever more crucial.

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Community repair: a pop-up alternative to the throwaway society

Community repair: a pop-up alternative to the throwaway society

A not-so-quiet repair revolution is taking place in communities across Britain. Consumers, fed up with having to throw away broken phones, toasters and other appliances, are instead meeting to learn how to repair them and to extend the lifetime of their...

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Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit...

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