Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

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…)

Lack of govt support for solar

October 22, 2009

Australia ‘should lead in solar tech’ Sydney Morning Herald PETER VENESS AND CATHY ALEXANDER October 21, 2009 – Australia should take a leading role in developing solar energy technology as part of the fight against global warming, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist says. (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…)

International pressure to stop NT radioactive dumping

October 17, 2009

Radioactive sites get overseas pressure ABC News By Kirsty Nancarrow i Oct 16, 2009
Anti-nuclear campaigners from Central Australia are hoping to put international pressure on the Commonwealth to abandon plans for a nuclear waste facility in the Northern Territory. (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…)

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…)