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Tannery cuts waste costs by $140,000 in under a year

Victorian tannery Rosedale Leather has saved $140,000 so far this year by diverting 100% of its prescribed industrial waste to compost and avoiding expensive landfill levies.

'CCS policy debate skewed by miners'; Macfarlane not on climate L-plates; and more

* 'Coal miner dominance skewing the CCS debate', power industry source
* Macfarlane not on L-plates in shaping Coalition stance
* Tony Blair to the UN – collective action makes the carbon price plunge
* Gillard launches new climate group
* Carbon price will reduce payback times, energy consultancy says

'Move early to grid-connect geothermal and save millions'; and more

* Move early to grid-connect geothermal and save millions, study says
* Overhaul electricity tariffs, Queensland competition body says
* Senate drops climate change inquiry
* EPA Victoria teams with freight sector
* UK Government urged to use 'procurement muscle'

Sustainability index dumps OneSteel, adds Boral; and more

* Sustainability index dumps OneSteel, adds Boral
* No call for EPBC Act 'greenhouse trigger', says AIGN
* Court clears way for expansion of Lake Cowal mine
* Human actions override Arctic cooling trend

First solar cities project delivers $1 million in energy savings

The first 'Solar Cities' project to launch - in Sydney's Blacktown - has delivered energy savings worth more than a million dollars a year, along with greenhouse gas cuts. CE Daily looks at how it's fared as businesses and households struggle with the economic downturn.

Joyce takes hard line on CPRS bills; climate grants; and more

* Joyce takes hard line on CPRS bills
* Australian company in landmark CDM project
* Rudd Government announces climate grants
* WA report calls for changes to land clearing controls
* NSW releases construction noise guidelines
* Energy body details new requirements for air-conditioners
* SA EPA releases site contamination publications

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