MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

MAR system trials aim to enhance water security and sustainability

Golder is working with clients in New Zealand’s North and South Islands on the MAR trials, which focuses on conjunctive management of ground and surface water at the catchment-wide scale. Drought is estimated to cost the Australian economy $6.3 billion a year, and the pilot studies are showing potential long-lasting benefits for drought-hit large-scale water …
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Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

Kalbarri to improve grid reliability with microgrid project

The proposed microgrid by Western Power would include a large-scale battery with a minimum capacity of 2MW/h, as well as renewable generation sources such as the Kalbarri wind farm, and rooftop solar on Kalbarri households. According to Energy Minister Mike Nahan, Kalbarri was chosen because of its reliability issues stemming from being on the end …
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Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Disrupting renewable energy for the property sector: Nu-tility

Aspiring to effectively become a one-stop-shop for landlords and tenants looking to drive down building costs and operations, the business was started in 2014 by co-founder’s Daniel Barber and Toby Greenane. The duo combine technologies, products and services – including energy audits, lighting upgrades, energy storage, and solar panel installations – to help clients reduce …
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Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Sydney Markets generates 12,000 tonnes of waste a year, and the increasing cost of waste disposal was a primary motivator in encouraging the markets to look at doing things differently. Over the past decade, both organisations have been working together to find solutions to everything from the market’s general waste and recycling services, trucks and …
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OPPO stresses importance of product stewardship

OPPO stresses importance of product stewardship

Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has become the latest organisation to implement a better approach to managing the impacts of their various products and materials by joining up with the mobile telecommunications industry’s official recycling program MobileMuster, which provides a free take-back program for old mobiles and accessories to keep them out of landfill. According to OPPO …
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Taking the lead to close the e-waste loop

Taking the lead to close the e-waste loop

But treating e-waste should not simply be viewed as only an end-of-pipe problem. There needs to be a shift in thinking towards treating electronic equipment as a product stewardship and circular economy opportunity. The time to act is now, says Telstra, particularly as the rapid evolution of technology continues to drive significant growth in e-waste …
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Renault launches new carbon emissions offset program

Renault launches new carbon emissions offset program

Renault’s Go Green to Grow Green initiative aims to offset the expected carbon emissions of all Bamboo Green Trafics during the first seven years of their working lives. Renault Australia’s managing director Justin Hocevar is confident that this initiative will make Bamboo Green Renault Trafic vans synonymous with reduced carbon footprints, and he encourages customers …
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US P2P energy sharing company sets up shop in Australia

US P2P energy sharing company sets up shop in Australia

LO3 Energy set up their office in Byron Bay as part of plans for a global rollout of demonstration microgrid sites based on the company’s proven P2P trading platform, which will be headed up by former Australian environmental finance professional Belinda Kinkead. According to Kinkead, while the LO3 is certainly not the only company looking …
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Australia Post set to trial EVs for delivery fleet network

Australia Post set to trial EVs for delivery fleet network

Plans for the EV trial follow the Australia Post’s $41 million before-tax profit this year, which was driven largely by strong growth in the parcels business and reduced losses in letters. According to Australia Post head of network optimisation, letters & mail network Mitch Buxton, they decided to investigate the use of EVs due to …
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Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes campaign gains international recognition

Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes campaign gains international recognition

Senior media and PR advisor at Sydney Water, Peter Hadfield, accepted the award in Singapore, and also made a presentation on the campaign at the Asia Pacific Communications Summit. Inside Waste caught up with Hadfield when he returned to the country to get his thoughts on the recognition, how the campaign has gone thus far, what’s …
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