SUSTAINABILITY

CSIRO research a "game changer" for global production of renewable oils

CSIRO research a "game changer" for global production of renewable oils

Australia's next oil boom could come from plants, given new research by CSIRO showing the possibilities to produce oil from the leaves, stems and seeds of plants - promising to be a game changer in the global production of renewable oils.

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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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Mobile Conversations: How old is my mobile phone?

Mobile Conversations: How old is my mobile phone?

Is it such a bad thing, or something to frown upon for using the latest mobile technology? After all there is much evidence to show that the latest designs reflect very high levels of eco-design and life-cycle thinking. Thinner design and improved battery...

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Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards are now open for entries

Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards are now open for entries

Victoria's sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state.

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CEFC support for new climate bonds signals growth in renewables investment

CEFC support for new climate bonds signals growth in renewables investment

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation's (CEFC's) support for new climate bonds has attracted strong investor participation, which signals a growing appetite with investors for more clean energy assets.

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Three of Australia's big four banks will review their fossil fuel exposure

Three of Australia's big four banks will review their fossil fuel exposure

Three of Australia's big four banks are reviewing their exposure to fossil fuels, including their lending practices to mortgages and agriculture, in response to the impacts of climate change.

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SA Government pledges $110M to establish new water scheme and create 3700 jobs

SA Government pledges $110M to establish new water scheme and create 3700 jobs

The South Australian State Government has committed to invest $110 million to expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area, which would create 3700 jobs and add more than $500 million a year to the state's economy, if the Federal...

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South East Water joins newly formed CRC to boost farm productivity

South East Water joins newly formed CRC to boost farm productivity

South East Water (SEW) will join the newly formed global co-operative research centre to provide scientific expertise, as well as testing and development resources to aid research into how recycled water and biosolids can be more broadly adopted across...

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Australia launches first institute to channel digital tech for social challenges solutions

Australia launches first institute to channel digital tech for social challenges solutions

The Social Innovation Research Institute (SII) has been launched by Swinburne University of Technology, which is the first institute in Australia to focus digital technologies on social innovation challenges.

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Green power: SA hits renewable energy target ahead of schedule

Green power: SA hits renewable energy target ahead of schedule

South Australia has hit its 50% renewable energy target almost eight years ahead of schedule.

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