The Grenfell Tower public inquiry has revealed a catalogue of horrors in the construction trade, implicating manufacturers of plastic insulation and cladding that’s widely used to meet regulations focused on reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency. Barristers have testified that the companies involved viewed the fire safety certificates for their products as marketing tools […]
The green tech space is booming, with the smart cookies among us jumping in to help solve some of the trickiest decarbonisation challenges.
MARKET PULSE: Ecosave has been going great guns since we interviewed them a few years ago. Staff is now up to around 50 people and there’s plenty of work around, enough to hire more people on the back of a healthy uptick in staff last year. Even while most people were working from home. Preferences […]
Newly appointed chief executive of Beyond Zero Emissions Heidi Lee is getting set for another big year.
Farmers for Climate Action, which was founded in 2016, is looking for state coordinators in both Queensland and South Australia. The Australian Energy Foundation is on the hunt for a new CEO after the departure of Alison Rowe, who taken a new role as managing director Australia at US-headquartered conservation charity The Nature Conservancy. The job […]
GRESB is bringing its ESG benchmarking to the listed infrastructure asset class.
Victoria’s jobs market has been bouncing back over the past two months according to the latest SEEK Employment Report.
There’s been several attempts to quantify the job-creating potential of a renewably powered Australia. There’s Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan, the Climate Council’s Clean Leaders and Laggards report for clean energy jobs in Queensland and the Clean Energy Council’s A Clean Recovery that includes the job-creating potential of a clean energy recovery. Now the likelihood of these […]
The jobs in the firing line with climate change are: manufacturing, trade, agriculture, mining, services (including tourism) and construction. That’s the view from Deloitte in a no holds barred assessment of what our economic future will hold for us – without action on climate. As many as 880,000 Australian jobs could be lost by 2070 […]
An office tower in the heart of Sydney’s CBD is saving $20,000 a year in waste costs with a new food dehydrator that will turn the building’s waste into fertiliser to grow food.
For the first time since April, SEEK recorded a decline in job ads in August, reporting a reduction in job ads by 2 per cent month on month. The boom in jobs in manufacturing, transport and logistics, trades and services and construction seems to have cooled slightly (reporting a month on month drop of 3 […]
UPDATED 8.55 PM 15 September 2010. The prime minister’s Scott Morrison’s “gas-led recovery” is charging full steam ahead, with the government throwing $52.9 million at a bunch of gas projects despite advice from energy experts, such as AEMO, to prioritise renewables to bring costs and emissions down. Unless AGL replaced its Liddell coal-fired power station, this […]
Last week’s news that Australia is officially in a recession has already spelled bad news for the community sector, with jobs at risk. New research from the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has revealed that 12,000 community services jobs are at risk if the federal government does not maintain its pay equity supplements. It’s not […]
The Avdiev Report is always a good indicator to the state of the property industry and the issue released on Tuesday was no different. There was some moderately good news on salaries with rises in September 2019 to January this year averaging 2.9 per cent, slightly higher than the 2.5 per cent rise reported for […]
The NSW government has created a new agency dedicated to resilience, Resilience NSW, with the NSW Rural Fire Service boss who dominated the news cycle over the summer, Shane Fitzsimmons, to take the reins.