Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Unions push for more jobs, through renewables

October 28, 2009

Renewables ‘could save manufacturing Sydney Morning Herald October 28, 2009 –  AAP  Renewable energy and low-emission cars could help save Australia’s dwindling manufacturing industry, key trade unions say. (more…)

Natural gas a half-way step to renewable energy

October 28, 2009

We must give natural gas a fair go to meet our clean energy targets  THE AUSTRALIAN Cheryl Cartwright October 28, 2009  COAL or gas? Which is kinder to the environment? Which will be part of the solution to reducing carbon emissions? Let’s get one thing straight. Yes, gas is a fossil fuel, but it’s the world’s cleanest fossil fuel, and Australia and the world cannot move to renewable energy for power generation without including natural gas. (more…)

Smart grid for Australia – a world first

October 23, 2009

SP AusNet Selects GE for World`s First 4G Communications Smart Grid Solution, Delivering Revolutionary Security and Reliability Benefits

Oct 22, 2009 GE Brings Together Ecosystem of Companies to Deliver a Smart Grid Solution for
Today and Tomorrow
ATLANTA–(Business Wire)–

GE Energy Services announced today that SP AusNet, one of Australia`s largest
utilities, will be the first in the world to implement GE`s WiMAX
fourth-generation (4G) smart grid solution. (more…)

Australia left behind in renewables economy

October 17, 2009

US may steal green march on us   THE AUSTRALIAN Peter Beattie | October 17, 2009 WHEN an investor with the track record of US billionaire George Soros is prepared to put serious money into clean technology, it’s time to realise the climate change debate is more than a passing fad (more…)

Gas is the short-term answer

October 17, 2009

Coal and nuclear just hot air, the immediate answer is gas Sydney Morning Herald PADDY MANNING October 17, 2009 Ppeople are looking for a cleaner energy source, one they can believe in, and enough to keep the lights on and power electric cars and desalination plants by 2050, when Australia’s population will be 35 million. (more…)

Australia Greens Propose Amendments To Government Carbon Trade Plan

October 13, 2009

Australia Greens Propose Amendments To Government Carbon Trade Plan  Nasdaq 12 Oct 09 CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Australia’s minority environmentalist Greens party on Monday released proposed amendments to the center-left Labor government’s carbon trading plan they argue would make the scheme more environmentally effective. (more…)

Coal mine protestors chained to conveyor belt

October 11, 2009

Protesters lock down coal mine ABC News  Oct 11, 2009    Wollongong  Four people have chained themselves to the conveyor belt of a coal mine south of Sydney. (more…)

Climate Camp targets dirty energy

October 11, 2009

 SA Climate Camp condemns dirty energy Green Left Ruth Ratcliffe, Adelaide10 October 2009South Australian Climate Camp activists declared the state’s first climate camp a great success. (more…)

Spain to assist Australian state in renewable energy

October 10, 2009

Spanish Firms Look at Investments in Australia’s Victoria State Latin American Herald Tribune 10 Oct 09 MELBOURNE, Australia – Representatives of Spain’s Acciona, Abengoa Solar and Tecnicas Reunidas, which have operations in Australia, met here Thursday with Victoria state officials to discuss possible renewable energy and infrastructure projects. (more…)

Australian women less likely to support nuclear energy

October 10, 2009

Women recycle and save water but men go nuclear The Age CARMEL EGAN October 11, 2009

“……….Views of readers on emissions trading and climate change were canvassed in a poll that also revealed a significant gender divide over environmental issues. (more…)