carbon emissions

Green Star gets tough on emissions reductions

Buildings may soon be required to cut carbon emissions to 40 per cent below business as usual to qualify for a 6 Star Green Star rating, under sweeping changes now…

Why Sydney and Melbourne are big markets for carbon offsets

Carbon emissions reductions and offsetting are starting to gain serious traction in Sydney and Melbourne, according to consultants in the emissions reductions sector. Queensland, meanwhile, is lagging. Iain Smale, managing…

Carbon impact of lighter roads not so cool

Having lighter, more reflective roads and walkways is often used as a strategy to reduce the urban heat island effect and cut energy costs, but research from the US’s Lawrence…

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Zero emissions manufacturing sector: we’re not dreaming

As the world grapples with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its renewed emphasis of our need to rapidly decarbonise, talk will inevitably turn to the challenges of taking action and the merits of delaying the inevitable.

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Macquarie Group gets another $100 million from CEFC

The asset management arm of Macquarie Group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has received another sizeable chunk of finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for emissions reduction and…