A new report has benchmarked the current status of strategies and methodologies employed by Local Government in Queensland. The research looked at how Councils are achieving any reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations in response to climate change and legislative action by the Australian Government. The research utilised a survey of Queensland Councils.Read more
Monthly Archives: October 2012
By Timothy Devinney, University of Technology, Sydney The first decade of the 21st century has heightened interest in the ethical and social positioning of companies. However, one of the real dilemmas associated with the movement toward more “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) is the lack of any clear definition of what “social responsibility” means. Even with the.Read more
National Sustainability Council established in AustraliaEngineers Australia has today welcomed the launch of the National Sustainability Council (NSC) by Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Burke MP. “Engineers Australia has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. We have been calling for a transparent framework for reporting on progress toward sustainability.
Energy efficiency: Tenant's Guide to Green Leases and Green Lease HandbookAs part of the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency, which is overseen by the Council of Australian Governments, the Tenant's Guide to Green Leases and the Green Lease Handbook were developed to encourage the uptake of Green Leases in private leasing arrangements. The Tenant's Guide.
Australian Energy Market Operator says emissions are fallingEmissions have fallen at the national level since the introduction of the carbon price but the reasons behind the fall go beyond the carbon price itself. The Australian Energy Market Operator has provided some data and other players such as Treasury are providing analysis but some details as.
Solar Cities 2012, 22 – 24 October 2012 — Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QueenslandThis event will share the findings from the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency’s Solar Cities Program. The event will provide insight into the key successes of the various cities and lessons learned in regards to energy generation, demand.
The reasons for electrity price risesBig Switch Projects recently conducted a study on the impact of carbon price on business power bills across Australia. The project found that the carbon price was not the main reason for modest increases. Read the story on the website of the Read more
Training in energy auditingWith the Implementation of the Carbon tax and rising energy costs, the demand for energy efficiency and the minimisation of waste, has become an integral part to improve operational and financial performance of businesses by mitigating against energy risks including price increases and exposure to a carbon price. So Independent Inspections is delivering.
Going beyond zero emissions to net positive sustainabilityExcerpt from the Fifth Estate: According to Birkeland sustainability has been corralled by everything that created the problem in the first place: payback periods, costs, a paradigm focused on negatives, and that the best we can do is to minimise these by concepts such as zero carbon. “You can’t.
Ngaire McGaw, has been honoured as a global leader in the field of sustainability. She is listed alongside Tim Flannery, Professor Ian Lowe, Nicholas Stern and David Suzuki. This is the second 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders list, produced by Ken Hickson, CEO of Sustain Ability Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon. The list identifies and.Read more