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A new VIC power plant put on hold as Mac Gen cuts its assets by $700m

A new VIC power plant put on hold as Mac Gen cuts its assets by $700m

In Victoria, HRL announced yesterday that it would it was putting on hold its plan to build a new coal and gas fired power plant at Morwell following a decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Award winning awards. Or is it just greenwash?

Award winning awards. Or is it just greenwash?

We’re approaching corporate AGM season. It’s an inspiring time of year. As the birds begin nesting and the spring flowers bloom, countless annual reports with pictures of smiling children and windmills will be printed on glossy recycled paper, reminding us all of the ability of companies to pretend that they care about something other than […]

Don't put the brake on electric vehicles in Oz

Don't put the brake on electric vehicles in Oz

The wheels aren't just turning on the electric vehicle (EV); the whole industry is accelerating thanks to a major new initiative by the Chinese government. Why is Australia getting left behind? asks Alice Body.

Hypocrisy, synchronicity and carbon neutrality: you can bank on it

Hypocrisy, synchronicity and carbon neutrality: you can bank on it

September 30 was a busy day. It was the day that ANZ signed off on secret loan for the refurbishment of the highly polluting Muja A&B power stations in Western Australia, citing reputation risk as the reason for the confidentiality clause. Thanks to some more snooping by the AFR yesterday, it turns out that National […]