Extract of a story by Giles Parkinson on 28 April 2017 in RenewEconomy.com.au
Australia’s households and small businesses will be at the centre of the dramatic energy transition occurring around us, and will play a critical role in the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy, and saving around $100 billion in costs from the business-as-usual.
Every year, the Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognised the achievements of communities, schools, individuals, businesses and industries in adopting sustainable business practices. Now in its seventh year, the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards raise the profile of business sustainability as a strategy for business competitiveness.
Nearly 150 nominations were received from across Queensland from businesses, rural landholders,.
6/9/2016: The OECD has welcomed the release by China and the US of peer reviews of their fossil fuel subsidies.
The ground-breaking voluntary peer review mechanism, first applied to the world’s two largest economies, aims to pave the way for widespread reform across G20 countries of inefficient public support to fossil fuels - a major.
12 MAY 2016: Australia’s buildings can save billions of dollars and reach zero carbon emissions by 2050, with energy efficiency delivering over half the emissions reductions according to a new report by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC).
“Over the last decade energy efficiency delivered more than 100 petajoules in energy savings and $28 billion.