Government/Regulations

On why the Vic election comes down to climate and renewables

On why the Vic election comes down to climate and renewables

At the Property Council Christmas bash in Sydney last night (Wednesday), we just knew we’d strike up a conversation with someone from Melbourne to give us a view on what the Victorian state election on Saturday might bring for sustainability.

Parliamentary report on mould hands down its finding, but there are sceptics

Parliamentary report on mould hands down its finding, but there are sceptics

Federal member for Robertson and Liberal MP Lucy Wicks knows first hand what mould related issues are like: she’s been sensitised to such an extent she could no longer tolerate shopping centres, meeting rooms – even the then-Prime Minister’s office. But the sceptics are questioning the science.

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How construction can improve social value

A movement is underway in the UK to encourage the construction industry to do more to improve civil society cohesion and ethics. This is steering the direction of Government legislation.

Victoria Andrews Government

Victoria’s election mode spending focuses on sustainability

The Andrews Government in Victoria is shifting into election mode and announcements are coming thick and fast. They range from big shiny promises to initiatives across affordable and social housing, social infrastructure and low-carbon energy projects.

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When will Australians break up with their cars and consider road-based pricing?

A “gaping hole” in the Commonwealth’s $11 billion a year fuel exciserevenue caused by an electrified car fleet could shift the political appetite in favour of road-based pricing and other innovative transport reform measures, according to Monash University’s professor Graham Currie.

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Liverpool embraces blockchain for its climate positive ambition

Liverpool City Council in the UK is set to launch a year-long trial using carbon offsetting and blockchain technology to more than offset its greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2020 and become what it calls “the world’s first carbon-positive city” 

NEG

Will the NEG disrupt carbon accounting?

In the rush to reach agreement on the National Energy Guarantee, could all the good work done by individuals and corporations to reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy investment come undone?