Monthly Archives: February 2013

Story by Graham Readfearn in The Guardian: Australian coal and gas is being shipped and burned around Asia at record rates – but at what cost to the climate? Australia just loves to share, regardless of whether or not the world might universally benefit from what it's got to give. There's been Kylie Minogue, a certain beer that.
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The Carbon Market Institute, ClimateWorks Australia, Seed Advisory, Climate Mundial and Baker & McKenzie invite you to the launch of Carbon Decision Making and Risk Management: A Guide for Business. The Guide is designed to cut a clear path through what can seem a daunting and confusing area of carbon pricing legislation. It provides businesses impacted.
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By Sophie Vorrath in RenewEconomy on 20 February 2013 Yesterday we reported that Westpac had committed $6 billion in funding for clean technology and environmental services lending, as part of its newly launched five-year, $8 billion 2017 sustainability strategy. Since then, RenewEconomy emailed Emma Herd – Westpac’s executive director of emissions and environment – to ask what.
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The Westpac Group has launched its 2017 sustainability strategy aimed at addressing the most pressing issues in society and the environment today. Three areas specifically targeted include:
  • Demographic and cultural change
  • Economic solutions for environmental challenges
  • Identifying new avenues of wealth creation
Westpac Group Executive Christine Parker said the bank wanted to set big targets and “raise awareness of these.
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Lighting contributes approximately 15 to 25 % to business energy use and operating costs. The ever-increasing energy prices certainly have helped to highlight the need for businesses to reduce their costs of lighting. Energy use associated with lighting systems can be reduced by up to 82% if energy efficient lighting practices are adopted. Efficient lighting.
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