17 September 2014: Climate change effects are already being felt in Austria: A new report shows how rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and melting glaciers have affected the country and what lies in store for the future. The Austrian Climate Change Assessment Report (AAR14), released today, is the first national-level climate report that mirrors the.Read more
September 16, 2014 — A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance. “The.Read more
10 September 2014: Macquarie University climate change scientist Professor Lesley Hughes is the winner of the 2014 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. [caption id="attachment_3386" align="alignleft" width="724"] Prof Lesley Hughes[/caption] Professor Hughes has been researching and communicating the science of climate change.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.
Each year, the US based Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit brings the retail sector together in search of greener business models. Although, the Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event for retail industry senior executives and leading industry suppliers, a special report has been compiled which provides an overview of the summit.Read more
The 2014 Government Sustainability Conference papers have been made available online. The conference again provided delegates from local, state and federal government and the wider public sector with comprehensive analysis and advice on how to address crucial environment issues and embed sustainability within.Read more
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
[caption id="attachment_3327" align="alignright" width="218"] Romily Madew[/caption] 4 September 2014: The Australia and New Zealand real estate market is the world’s greenest, according to the latest Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). The report, which analysed data from 637 listed property companies and private equity real.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
By James Whitmore, The Conversation [caption id="attachment_3315" align="alignright" width="160"] Ross Garnaut[/caption] China’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”, according to economist Ross Garnaut in a lecture presented at the Melbourne.Read more