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Asphalt from 99% post-consumer material achieves new "best practice"

Asphalt made from 99% post-consumer recovered material, such as printer toner cartridges, old tyres, glass and re-used asphalt, is cheaper, better-performing and will generate less than half the CO2-e emissions of equivalent products, its creator says.

Court rejects climate argument, but still invalidates development consent

A court has invalidated the development consent for a pilot wood pelletising plant in southern NSW because of three errors by Bega Valley Shire Council, although it rejected arguments the council failed to consider climate change impacts from native forest logging.

How Harvard's 'Green Campus' saves $7.6 million a year

If you want big wins from sustainability initiatives then trial projects, train staff - and don't just hire one sustainability manager and 'wish them luck', Harvard University's Green Campus director Leith Sharp told a Sydney seminar.

Federal Court upholds appeal over 'secondary boycott' environment defence

* 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

Double green car fund and don't couple trading with vehicle targets, auto review says

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'.

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