An audit of five climate programs worth $1.7 billion has found plenty of scope to improve administrative practices, while a companion audit has recommended better public reporting of the abatement delivered by individual climate programs.
* Bill to ban evaporation dams goes before Queensland Parliament * Energy efficiency saves Dow billions * Consultant sought for water quality regulation review * Cullen Trust seeks first Trust Fellows * UK Conservatives – carbon price 'is vital'
The eye-catching red livery on Virgin Blue's planes fades faster than other colours, but thanks to a new polymer the airline is reaping the environmental benefits of fewer repaints and wash downs – and the coated planes are more fuel efficient.
Mining company Iluka Resources is saving $235,000 a year after making energy efficiency and waste management improvements at its Victorian mineral sands processing plant under the auspices of EPA Victoria's EREP scheme.
* Turnbull bows out – cites ETS 'regret' * Climate department to establish greenhouse auditors panel * Government moves to fill Climate Futures knowledge gaps * Bids sought for marine adaptation research funds
* RACV invests in 'Better Place' electric car venture * Sustainability challenge to desal plant enterprise agreement fails * Energex garners award for efficient lighting device * Citi launches environmental and governance corporate snapshots
* NT to put carbon price tag on land clearing applications * Renewable energy centre bill clears Senate * Queensland pulls plug on solar hot water rebate scheme * Cadbury, Xerox and GPT in the running for sustainability prize