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Industry leaders shine with Green Star ratings in 2017

Industry leaders shine with Green Star ratings in 2017Lock icon

More than 27 million square metres of building space has been certified under the Green Star rating system, as the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) publishes its annual list of Green Star leaders.

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ARENA awards $6m grant funding for Greatcell Solar's printable cell

ARENA awards $6m grant funding for Greatcell Solar's printable cell

As part of a $17.3 million project to develop a new world-class prototype facility to scale up fabrication of high quality, large-area PV devices, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $6 million to Greatcell Solar to accelerate...

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Australia's carbon emissions reach highest level on record

Australia's carbon emissions reach highest level on record

The latest environmental report by carbon consultancy NDEVR Environmental highlights that Australia is currently responsible for generating more greenhouse gas emissions than ever before, when unreliable factors like land-use related emissions are excluded....

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Global report finds Australian manufacturers are most energy intensive

Global report finds Australian manufacturers are most energy intensive

News from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that Australia's manufacturing sector is the most energy intensive of 19 advanced economies is cause for concern, says the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC).

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Carbonxt expands to make coal-fired power stations cleaner

Carbonxt expands to make coal-fired power stations cleaner

Pollution control company Carbonxt Group is raising $10 million to help it expand to meet demand for its mercury-stripping technology, which is a product that removes the harmful toxin mercury from wastewater and flue gas emitted from coal-fired power...

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China forces government's hand

China forces government's hand

China, as reported by the ABC, has recently changed its legislations to ban the import of 24 different categories of foreign waste.

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Plastic Neutral certification pilot set to begin in Vanuatu

Plastic Neutral certification pilot set to begin in VanuatuLock icon

Plastic Collective CEO and founder Louise Hardman is at the Vanuatu Pacific Mini Games demonstrating her waste plastic recycling machine, the Shruder.

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Australia's first offshore wind farm secures major international funding

Australia's first offshore wind farm secures major international funding

Australia's first offshore wind farm has taken the next step toward becoming a reality with the announcement that Victorian-based developer Offshore Energy has partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop the $8 billion 2GW Star...

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Lendlease commercial fund achieves first 6-Star Green Star portfolio rating

Lendlease commercial fund achieves first 6-Star Green Star portfolio rating

The Australian Prime Property Fund (APPF) Commercial, managed by Lendlease Investment Management, has become the first fund in Australia to ever be awarded a 6-Star Green Star performance rating across its portfolio of 19 assets.

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Renewables are the key to energy cost savings in mining

Renewables are the key to energy cost savings in mining

Miners could drive down energy costs by up to 50% through the implementation of effective energy management programs, according to a new report from Deloitte.

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