A former Newcrest Mining executive told BuzzFeed News he threatened to sue the Southeast Asian nation in an international tribunal presided over by corporate lawyers if Indonesia did not exempt the company from a prohibition on open-pit mining in protected forests.
Adversarial tenant–landlord relationships can be a huge barrier to high-performance buildings. City of Sydney's updated green lease scorecard helps to get tenants and landlords on the same page regarding building sustainability outcomes.
If we're serious about making sustainable buildings the norm, it is time to make green buildings the only buildings we talk about, said panellists at the International Green Building Conference in Singapore.
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South Australia's blackout last week raised questions about the role of renewable energy in energy security. Samantha Hepburn from Deakin University explains why energy security for the future is about diversity, and not an outdated reliance on fossil fuel-generated power.
The closure of Victoria's brown coal Hazelwood station won't have a huge impact on Australia's electricity supply, but replacing it with clean energy would cut emissions, says Melbourne Energy Institute research fellow Dylan McConnell.
A number of consumers are moving towards household-level renewable energy, fed up by slow progress in decarbonising the grid. It's time utilities started rethinking their game plan, says Aurecon's Victor Young.
This year the Sustainable Business Australia 'Smart Business in Action' (SBiA) Summits convened more than 175 sustainability leaders across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to hear speakers talk on business and ...