Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given the environmental approval for Snowy Hydro 2.0, Australia’s largest ever renewable energy project. The move will create thousands of new jobs and put downward pressure on electricity prices. Morrison has announced that Commonwealth environmental approval for the project was granted after a rigorous environmental process. ”This marks the final … Continue reading PM greenlights Snowy 2.0, thousands of jobs to be created
The Green Globe Awards from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are open for nominations for the twentieth year and manufacturers are encouraged to apply. With awards in twelve categories, the awards highlight how sustainability is a key concern for the entire community. Manufacturers are invited to nominate for categories including Business Leadership, Innovation … Continue reading Manufacturers able to nominate for Green Globe Awards
Energy and environment ministers of G20 nations have adopted a statement outlining that the potential to transition to clean energy and sustainable environments depends upon improving business environments to encourage innovation and change. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the EU. Countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, … Continue reading G20 puts forth agenda for energy transition and sustainable growth
Lighting Council Australia, with support from the Queensland government, is relaunching Exitcycle, an industry-led battery recycling program that seeks to improve the recycling rates of emergency and exit lights. The voluntary product stewardship initiative, developed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in partnering with Lighting Council Australia, was launched in 2015 as a 12-month pilot project … Continue reading Queensland Government partners with industry to tackle waste
Queensland company Clenergy TeamArrow is claiming line honours in the developmental race for the world’s first commercially available solar-powered car. According to the state government’s media release, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch officially launched the Arrow STF (Sports Touring Framework), a two-seater “Cruiser Class” solar sports coupe that has a … Continue reading QLD company produces world-first solar-powered car
The Victorian government has released a report by an independent panel investigating Victoria’s gas and electricity retail markets. The panel has recommended a range of measures to drive down power prices, protect consumers and put people first. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change, Lily D’Amrosio welcomed the release of the independent review into the … Continue reading Independent panel recommends methods to drive down Victoria’s energy prices
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific $460,000, after a misplaced pipe and a valve failure resulted in toxic wastewater flowing onto a neighbouring farm, waterlogging a paddock and killing livestock. Dyno Nobel produces nitrate products used in explosives. In January and February 2015, work on Dyno’s on-site wastewater collection … Continue reading Explosives manufacturer fined $460,000 for livestock death
The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has fined a Sunshine West company $7773 for allowing waste oil to spill from its site and enter the stormwater system. The EPA launched its investigation following reports of a yellow grey liquid discharging from a drain and into the Fairbairn Road Drain Sediment Pond – a tributary of … Continue reading Victorian chemical manufacturer fined over oil spill
Kingspan Insulation has announced the opening of its insulation manufacturing facility at Somerton in Melbourne. The $40 million factory is the first Green Star-rated manufacturing facility in Australia, aiming to support production entirely through renewable energy. With the opening of the Melbourne plant, Kingspan will not only be able to supply products to Australia, but it … Continue reading Australia’s first Green Star-rated factory opens in Victoria
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Unilever Australia $15,000 after soda ash leaked from a silo at the company’s North Rocks premises. The leak, which was first discovered during an EPA inspection on 15 April 2016, was caused by a faulty valve on the silo. EPA Acting Director Metro Greg Sheehy said EPA … Continue reading Unilever Australia fined $15,000 for soda ash leak
Chicken processing plant Supreme Poultry and Chickens has been issued a $30,000 fine by the NSW EPA for having overflowing effluent ponds at its Mangrove Mountain prem
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence.
The NSW EPA has issued a $4,000 fine to Century Yuasa Batteries (Century Batteries) for the transportation of dangerous goods with false or misleading documentation.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice and an official caution to producer of pet food raw meats, Cool-Off.
The cost to redevelop Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter has increased by about 10 per cent to $563 million, according to the company.
Toyota is planning to dramatically reduce the number of conventional carbon-emitting cars it makes by the middle of this century.
Building product manufacturer Borg Panels has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for breaching an air quality limit at its wood processing plant in Oberon.
Governments around the world should introduce carbon taxes now, and reap the double benefits of cutting greenhouse gases and increasing revenues, according to IMF chief Christine Lagarde.
Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter has welcomed the arrival of a new furnace as part of its $500 million redevelopment.
The NSW EPA has reviewed the NSW Industrial Noise Policy and is now inviting members from the community, industry and government.