'Easy Being Green' sold to green energy retailer * WA geothermal legislation enters into force as first acreage released * EPA Victoria investigates Transpacific Cleanaway over contaminated soil stockpile * FTSE establishes environmental technology index
Industry association calls for abolition of national energy efficiency program * Federal government says energy efficiency data not up to scratch * EPA Victoria says environmental offsets can lead to better outcomes * SA to trial kerbside food waste program as NSW issues kerbside guide * Nominations open for Tasmanian awards
* Global fuel, power and transport businesses urge renewable energy milestones and greater government efforts * Carbon Disclosure Project urges business to explore supply chain emissions * UK overhauls legislation on nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage
Even if injecting CO2 at a particular site might contaminate oil, gas or mineral deposits, the government should have power to grant an injection licence if this would be in the public interest, suggests a Victorian government discussion paper on the regulation of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
SUMMARY: Court orders Amcor to pay $104,000 * Sustainability Victoria reports on waste progress * Asia Pacific Partnership and APEC overlooked in landmark U.S. and EU bid to remove tariffs on environmental goods * Business group says NZ climate bill has major flaws * UN climate chief says focus now should be on format of future talks *
Forestry Tasmania wins out over Bob Brown in EPBC Act appeal * Japan likely to be a key carbon investor – and sayonara to Australia's lower carbon prices? * UNFCCC chief – what Bali must deliver * Victoria's environment minister says number of environmental licences will plummet * Down and dirty – when will soil carbon count? * Australia's geothermal sector plans projects worth almost $1 billion (with audio) * Queensland wind assets sold for $460 million * NZ to calculate primary industry carbon footprints * 'U.S. in denial on climate solution not climate science' * NT Chief Minister takes climate change post *
Victoria's prime sites for storing CO2 are offshore, but submissions to the state government reveal major players disagree on how best to make this happen. Meanwhile, a BP and Rio Tinto joint venture warns arguments over federal CO2 storage legislation must be settled quickly and the CFMEU slams cleaner coal's "lost decade".
Magistrate orders waste company and director to pay $97,500 * SA Legislative Council stands firm on changes to solar tariff law * Environment group calls for NOx trading * SA marine parks bill through * Green Building Council seeks more business partners *
EPA Victoria has piqued interest worldwide – including from the Clinton Foundation – with its pioneering mandate for companies to implement energy, water and waste projects with a payback of three years or less. CE Daily talks to EPA sustainable development director Terry A'Hearn about its scheme, which will take effect next year. (plus audio)