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Dear minister, there's $100M right there for the taking

Dear minister, there's $100M right there for the taking

Following the NSW cabinet reshuffle that included a new Environment Minister, it now appears a number of proposed changes have stalled and issues that should be prioritised have fallen off the radar.

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A fine solution

A fine solution

At the end of last year, the NSW EPA said construction and demolition recycling rates across the state had, for the first time, gone backwards. One company however, is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked...

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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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Recycler tackles aquaculture's waste

Recycler tackles aquaculture's waste

One Tassie recycler has set its sights on end-of-life fishing lines and nets - difficult to recycle materials given the number of polymers they're made of - and will soon install "very expensive" technology to divert these problem wastes from landfill....

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Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

One of the commitments the Labor government made to the waste and resource recovery sector when it won the Northern Territory election in August last year was that it would overhaul the regulatory and legislative environment over the next few years.

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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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Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

During 2016, the UK's 'River Cottage' chef, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, toured London in a 'coffee shop battle bus' campaigning against single-use coffee cups, with the accompanying slogan "wake up and smell the waste". Concerns cited included the high...

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IKEA achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK

IKEA achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has revealed in its annual Sustainability Report that they have achieved zero waste to landfill status across all of its UK and Ireland facilities for the first time in 2016.

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