Displaying items by tag: Emissions

More greenhouse gases were produced in 2018 than any previous year, despite more than 20 countries reducing their carbon emissions since 2000, research from UNSW Sydney and their collaborators has shown.

Published in Climate

Electricity consumption from data centres and 5G base stations in China is "on track to increase by an estimated 289% between 2020 and 2035," according to a new report from Greenpeace, which also shows 61% of electricity that powered China’s digital infrastructure came from coal in 2020.

Published in Data Centres

Monash University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global energy company ENGIE to explore opportunities to co-develop scalable zero-carbon solutions that accelerate the implementation of Monash’s net zero initiative.

Published in Energy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has allocated $11.3 million in funding to aluminium manfacturer Alcoa to demonstrate technology that can electrify the production of steam in its alumina refining process using renewable energy.

Published in Energy

Remote support software specialist LogMeIn is claiming that it contributed to avoiding as much as 63 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through its customers’ use of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar during the first year of the pandemic - between April 2020 and March 2021 - compared to daily commuting and business travel for company meetings.

Published in Climate

Energy provider AGL AGL has entered into agreements to acquire two of Australia’s largest commercial solar businesses - Epho and Solgen Energy Group - from private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners.

Published in Energy

Epson's move to sell a printer with up to two years of ink included in the box was a genius move that did see printers cost more upfront, but saved 160,000 tons of CO2, while also saving us tons of time and money.

Published in Home Tech

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a funding round of up to $70 million to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia.

Published in Energy

Renewable electricity is slated to power all city-owned properties in Sydney from July 2020 with the unveiling by the Sydney City Counci of what’s been described as the biggest standalone renewables deal for an Australian council.

Published in Energy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched its new investment plan, setting out three new priority areas aimed at further improving the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increasing the supply of renewable energy in Australia.

Published in Energy

Moreland City Council in Victoria is partnering with Toyota Australia to test two hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirais cars as part of its ongoing investigation of options to provide a zero-emissions transport fuel for its commercial vehicle fleet.

Published in Strategy

Nokia has signed a €1.5 billion revolving credit facility with two one-year extension options, linking the margin to two of the company's key sustainability targets for greenhouse emissions.

Published in Strategy

French multinational oil and gas company Total is partnering with several Chinese companies and universities to build "an innovative plant that will produce electricity and steam without releasing CO2 into the atmosphere".

Published in Energy

Telstra has secured a long-term power purchase agreement with renewable energy company RES Australia to develop a new solar farm in Queensland.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:23

Melbourne city launches renewable energy initiative

The City of Melbourne is aiming to meet its goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2020 and has now established a group of large energy users which it says have signalled their interest in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.

Published in Local Government

Navman Wireless has added a fuel usage and CO2 emissions reporting suite to its GPS fleet management system.

Published in Enterprise
Sunday, 26 June 2011 20:05

Time for a solar power reality check

The Federal Government has been waxing lyrical about a new $923 million photovoltaic solar power plant soon to commence construction in Australia. The new solar farm at Moree near the NSW-QLD border will occupy 1200 hectares (12 square kilometres) with a capacity of 150MW, making it the largest in the world. In the scheme of power generation, is this plant of any significance?

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:35

Mobile phones: a direct line to the grim reaper?

With all the controversy having been rung up over the safety of our mobile phones, should you put your smartphone usage on divert, or is the controversy just a missed call in a telephone-shaped teacup?

Published in Mobility
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