* Milne to re-introduce feed-in tariff bill in wake of Senate inquiry * NSW waste levy changes prompts warning * NSW to rewrite biodiversity strategy * Alcoa puts Wagerup expansion on hold citing financial crisis, ETS concerns * South Australia audits quarries * How Kraft plans to save $550,000 a year and cut water use 39%
* SA unveils energy efficiency scheme requirements * Victoria moves to implement carbon capture and storage legislation * NT issues draft terms of reference for review of assessment law * SA proposes noise guidelines for wind farms * Insurers face 'a fork in the road' on climate change, report says * Federal agency issues multiple chemical sensitivity report * Environmental finance awards open for nominations
* Tasmania ambivalent on feed-in tariffs * Government seeks help with OSCAR, gives more time for comment * $90 million Green Building Fund invites first-round applications * Thiess chairman, News Ltd, Leighton pick up Queensland sustainability awards
NT EPA set to review environmental assessment law Reef will die if we fail to act, warns Queensland Premier * Garrett to boost energy labelling scheme compliance regime * Sustainability Victoria and EPA Victoria issue best practice guides * You might not get what you expect, Tasmanian EPA reminds minister * More high-lead children identified in Mount Isa * Lawyers urge Senate to recommend EPBC Act changes * Queensland Parliament passes amendments to framework Act
* NSW Coalition backs feed-in tariff * Federal energy efficiency scheme to run courses on new reporting procedure * Clean Energy Council works on streamlining grid connections, gets new chief * New chief scientist sidesteps greenhouse gas questions * Alcoa Australia climate program heads to the U.S. * IEA reviews best-practice renewable energy policies
CE Daily trawls through Carbon Disclosure Project responses, released in New York overnight, and looks at how Australian companies are gearing up for the new climate policy regime. Plus, which companies responded – including Boral, AMP and News Corporation – and which didn't – including Nufarm, St George Bank and Fairfax.
Five carbon offset providers offer an outstanding product, according to rankings released by Choice, the Total Environment Centre and the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Twelve others are rated good and three adequate.
* Federal Court upholds appeal over 'secondary boycott' environment defence * Anti-mill lobby group moves on class action * Government moves to ban carbon storage in reef * Garrett launches new urban planning website * National Water Commission sets out priorities * Infrastructure Australia seeks submissions EPA Victoria issues domestic wastewater code
* We need to make green marketing work, greenwash forum told * Woodside reports huge profit hike, but sticks to its guns on trading risks * Complementary measures on the way for transport * Trading scheme nothing more than a tax, Nelson says * NZ trading scheme set to pass