Waste and Recycling: how else are the problems piling up in NSW?

excavator on trash pile

Waste and Recycling. My previous article listed some of the ways NSW is failing to manage its waste. Unfortunately, the pile of problems is actually a lot bigger than just not having enough landfill airspace. The NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2014-21, published in 2014, set a waste diversion target for household waste […]

When it comes to managing waste, NSW is in trouble

bin chicken ibis bird trash

NSW waste management in trouble. I am writing (again) about where New South Wales is going wrong in matters concerning waste and the circular economy. I decided to write four short articles to go through the issues in detail. Yes, it takes more than one article. The first two articles deal with a short inventory […]

Bioenergy Roadmap Review. What does it mean for Australia?

Bioenergy Roadmap Review

Australia’s Bioenergy Roadmap Review is out. Designed to help inform future policy and investment decisions, the roadmap sets out a vision for a sustainable bioenergy industry that delivers lower emissions, regional growth, energy resilience and waste management benefits for Australia. So, what does it mean for us? The benefits for Australia According to the roadmap, […]

Biomass power for the Hunter seen as positive step to tackle climate change

wind power mill in farm

“Hunter Energy Executive Forester, John Halkett, discusses biomass-based renewable energy in the Hunter Valley with The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon, MP for Hunter.“ THE conversion of the Redbank power station at Warkworth, NSW, near Singleton, to biomass energy will be a significant contributor to the Hunter Valley economy, says Joel Fitzgibbon, MP Hunter. Hunter Energy, the […]

Hydrogen for heavy transport

empty road

Hydrogen for heavy transport – Australia’s ability to reduce its emissions will largely depend on how we evolve as a nation. Some sectors, including manufacturing and retail, will quickly transition to renewables. And while there may not be immediate cost savings (without government subsidy or support), this is an important step towards net-zero. Other sectors, […]

COP26 summit lessons

climate change flag

COP26 summit lessons – After two weeks of photo ops, discussions, and negotiations, the COP26 summit in Glasgow has come to a close. Now that the dust has settled, what was achieved and what promises have world leaders made to tackle climate change and ensure global warming stays below 1.5°C? There were high hopes that […]