4 December 2015: The National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) has been released by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council. Through the Plan, the Australian Government has set a National Energy Productivity Target to improve Australia’s energy productivity by 40% by 2030. The Plan presents a wide range of opportunities into a coordinated strategy.
David L Levy, University of Massachusetts Boston In the run-up to the much-anticipated COP21 international climate summit in Paris, business leaders worldwide have shown substantial support for action on greenhouse gases (GHG).The White House launched the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with 81 companies representing US$5 trillion in market value committing.Read more
A 40 per cent increase in year-on-year Green Star certifications confirms that sustainability is here to stay says Romily Madew, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia. Ms Madew has prepared the following snapshot of high achievers. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) certified 216 Green Star projects in 2015, compared with 156 in.Read more
by Peter Burdon Discussions at the Paris climate talks take place within incredibly narrow parameters. In fact, it would not be too great an exaggeration to say that the summit’s main purpose is to send the private sector a message about which way it should steer its future investments. The financial press tends to be the most.Read more
The 2015 Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognised the achievements of communities, schools, individuals, businesses and industries in adopting sustainable business practices. In 2015, the awards attracted close to 120 nominations across ten categories ranging from some of the state’s biggest infrastructure projects to small, innovative and game-changing enterprises. Over 480 people attended the awards presentation dinner where.Read more