The CEFC has received an updated Investment Mandate that will come into effect 24 December 2015. A copy of the new Investment Mandate – entitled Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Investment Mandate) Directions 2015 (No.2) - can be found on Comlaw here: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L02114 The Investment Mandate was signed by the Ministers on 3 December 2015, was.Read more
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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
1 Oct, 2014: Sustainability is increasingly driving global hospital purchasing decisions, according to a new Harris Poll study of health care professionals from six countries. More than half (54 percent) say their hospitals currently incorporate sustainability into purchasing decisions, and 80 percent expect that to be the case within two years, according to the survey,.Read more
The Australian Government Department of Industry has appointed ACIL Allen Consulting to undertake an independent review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program. The purpose of the review is to assess the CBD Program’s objectives, the effectiveness of the program in promoting energy efficiency and its interaction.Read more
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We have 9,000 megawatts (nine big power stations equivalent) of excess capacity in electricity generation … We have more than 15% overcapacity in generation in Australia - Industry minister Ian Macfarlane, ABC Radio, September 9.
Capacity and supplyIn electricity markets, “capacity” is used to describe the total potential technical.
By Lawrence Yu, JHA Consulting Engineers 4 September 2014: With round one of the Building Resilience to Climate Change program currently open in New South Wales, it is the perfect time for local government to prepare for future extreme heat waves by investigating possible upgrades for their.Read more
The Climate and Health Alliance and the Climate Council have released a Joint Statement on the Health Effects of Coal in Australia in response to the Inquiry report from Hazelwood coal mine fire in Victoria, saying: “Australia’s heavy reliance on coal for electricity generation and massive coal.Read more
New York, June 24 – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent.Read more
[caption id="attachment_3208" align="alignright" width="231"] http://unsdsn.org/what-we-do/deep-decarbonization-pathways/[/caption] 8 July, 2014: A United Nations (UN) committee has released a report which will pave the way for a UN climate change summit in New York this September, in the lead up to international climate change negotiations at COP 21 in Paris, December.Read more