CEFC support for new climate bonds signals growth in renewables investment

CEFC support for new climate bonds signals growth in renewables investment

FlexiGroup has issued a climate bond with an underlying asset base of residential rooftop solar, with the CEFC making a cornerstone commitment of $20 million to the $50 million tranche, which was certified by the global Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). More recently, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has successfully issued its first climate bond – …
South East Water joins newly formed CRC to boost farm productivity

South East Water joins newly formed CRC to boost farm productivity

The Co-Operative Research Centre for High Performing Soils (CRC-HPS) will bring together 42 organisations from Australia and around the world spanning industry, government, research, not-for-profit, and business sectors to help bridge the gap between soil science and farm management. As the only representative from the water sector, SEW aims to advance soil health in Australian …
Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia's waste and resource recovery industry…it's happening

Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry…it’s happening

Commercially it makes sense and as the sector grows nationally it will drive changes in community behaviour and understanding, boost economic development and jobs growth. Unless we tackle waste reduction from every angle we won’t make the most of our potential. The industry’s spreading its wings A 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics study found 98 per cent …
WMAA landfill conference: exploring the use of trommel fines as landfill cover

WMAA landfill conference: exploring the use of trommel fines as landfill cover

Speaking at the Waste Management Association of Australia’s 2017 Australian Landfill and Transfer Station conference at the end of March, Mockinya Consulting director Paul Lightbody told delegates the project started as a means to find a use for trommel fines produced at a refuse-derived fuel facility in Adelaide. The plant, which was established in 2006, …
WMAA landfill conference: dealing with a leachate breakout

WMAA landfill conference: dealing with a leachate breakout

Speaking at the Waste Management Association of Australia’s 2017 Landfill and Transfer Stations conference last week, City of Darwin manager technical services Nadine Nilon told delegates the events that unfolded on January 17, 2014 have been etched on her memory forever. On that fateful day, the council’s Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility noticed that leachate …
What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

HDR’s innovative approach uses a highly durable geosynthetic cover equipped with laminate solar panels reducing cap construction, maintenance costs and providing a renewable source of power for a beneficial reuse of a closed landfill site. Solar energy covers versus traditional systems Traditional landfill caps include a geomembrane layer placed over a compacted soil base, a …
Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

These are ambitious targets and the following questions need to be asked: Are these targets being aimed for elsewhere? If so, what progress are these other countries making toward achieving these targets? In those countries what are the distinctive developments that are allowing such progress to be made? Does Victoria have similar policies, programs and …
Future Focus: Getting from a linear to a circular economy

Future Focus: Getting from a linear to a circular economy

We need to make changes to both, particularly the recycling system, at both the macro and micro level, if we are to grow into a more resilient and sustainable circular economy. In a circular economy, already used materials and products are renewed, reprocessed and integrated back into the economy for overall greater productivity. According to …

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