SUSTAINABILITY

Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

The union that represents electrical professionals in the power and construction industries has slammed the decision of key crossbench senators to pass an amendment to the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation.

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CSIRO and Celestino launch first Urban Living Lab in Western Sydney

CSIRO and Celestino launch first Urban Living Lab in Western Sydney

CSIRO has partnered with developer Celestino to launch a new research initiative - the first operational Urban Living Lab, situated at the proposed $5 billion, 28-hectare Sydney Science Park in Western Sydney, and aims to drive the development, transformation...

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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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SEW turns to solar for Frankston head office's energy needs

SEW turns to solar for Frankston head office's energy needs

South East Water's (SEW) head office in Frankston is anticipated to meet more than 10% of its energy needs with solar energy with the installation of a new 99kW rooftop solar panel, which takes up most of the available space on the roof of the building....

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Stockland Wetherill Park shopping centre turns to solar

Stockland Wetherill Park shopping centre turns to solar

Australian property group Stockland has completed its latest major commercial rooftop installation - officially 'switching on' with their new $2 million, 925kW PV array installed at its Wetherill Park Shopping Centre in Western Sydney.

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Better management of climate risks needs higher standard of disclosure: TCFD

Better management of climate risks needs higher standard of disclosure: TCFD

With the finalisation of the Paris agreement and growing investor pressure for organisations to divest from fossil fuels, it's now more important than ever that financial markets have the information they need to accurately price carbon risks, while also...

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CEFC invests $150M into large-scale solar projects in NSW

CEFC invests $150M into large-scale solar projects in NSW

As part of their first debt funding deal under their large-scale financing program, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is investing about $150 million to help accelerate the construction of three major large-scale solar farms in regional NSW...

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ARENA and CEFC working together to develop solutions for grid stability

ARENA and CEFC working together to develop solutions for grid stability

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will work together to accelerate the development of flexible and large-scale storage projects that will aim to smooth the integration of renewable energy sources...

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SCCANZ calling for support-initiatives to be implemented to Smart Cities and Suburbs program

SCCANZ calling for support-initiatives to be implemented to Smart Cities and Suburbs program

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has given its full backing to the Australian government's $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs program, but calls for a Smart Cities Leadership Incubator and Smart Cities Project Exchange to accelerate...

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New NSW energy and environment minister after cabinet reshuffle

New NSW energy and environment minister after cabinet reshuffle

Former Legislative Council president Don Harwin has been appointed the new NSW energy and resources minister after a state government cabinet reshuffle by the latest NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian.

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