* Green skills review complete by March, says Gillard * $805 per tonne of abatement under NSW ethanol scheme: Greens * We'll be cheapest form of renewables by 2020, geothermal company says * Melbourne office building retrofit cuts energy use by 65% * UK Government issues 'four degrees' map
Particle pollution occurring during most forms of ethanol production mean it generally fares worse than unleaded petrol in an analysis of full lifecycle emissions costs, ABARE says, even though using ethanol-blend fuel delivers a slight greenhouse gas benefit.
* Australia well placed for 'Gen 2' biofuels, report concludes * Energy efficiencies scheme reviews generators exemption * Annual report reveals abatement cost of Australia's greenhouse gas programs * Large rise in reports of possible EPBC Act breaches * Victoria to Wong – act now and give generators generous, conditional assistance * Study centre issues report on China and energy
* Energy efficiency scheme RIS deficient, ESAA tells inquiry * Oil leak costs company $135,000 * Slater & Gordon initiates third claim over Mount Isa lead * Greens pick up fourth ACT seat * Ferguson launches biofuels grant round * Don't squander U.S. policy momentum, Pew Centre warns
Professor Ross Garnaut this morning handed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd an all-embracing set of policy proposals to combat climate change. Garnaut warned that a failure by this generation to deal with climate change 'would haunt humanity until the end of time'.
* You can't see Wilkins review, Government tells Senate * $3 billion gas-to-liquids plant would reduce oil dependence, says Queensland study * Queensland releases climate review issues paper * Hunt calls for landfill audit as methane leak triggers call to leave homes
The Federal Government should double the size of its Green Car Innovation Fund to $1 billion if it proves successful, recommends the Bracks review of the automotive industry. The review, released today, backs including transport in the emissions trading scheme, but warns that imposing vehicle emissions targets as well would be 'overly burdensome'.
* Don't risk nation's competitive advantage, warns Coalition * Climate Ready program seeks first round grant applications * How Queensland's climate impact statement process works * Tasmania to hold fuel summit * IPCC issues climate change and water report
* Coal-fired power plant assessment challenge fails * Banksia Award winners announced * National Pollutant Inventory issues new manuals * Gore urges U.S. to be 100% renewable in a decade (with video) * OECD calls for policy shift on biofuels