Archived News for Engineering Professionals - May, 2017
The Turnbull government wants the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in carbon capture and storage.
Hydro drives green power rise
New figures show renewable sources provided 17 per cent of Australia’s electricity in 2016 – a 3 per cent increase on the year before.
Samarco overcoming dam spill
BHP Billiton's Brazilian iron ore joint venture could resume operations this year.
Water warning issued for CSG plans
An expert has warned that a Santos CSG project in NSW could endanger drinking water supplies.
NBN safety gaps raised
An NBN contractor has raised fears about lax safety standards in the roll-out.
Oil Search and Exxon exploring PNG
Sydney-based Oil Search has bought a 30 per cent stake in five PNG exploration licences.
10,000 takes on Narrabri EIS
Santos is responding to over 10,000 submissions on its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the planned Narrabri Gas Project.
Australia could lead nuclear tech
An energy policy expert says Australia can help make nuclear power safer.
Call for new authority in CWP report
A new report says Queensland suffered “catastrophic failings” in its handling of black lung.
Coal commitment shrinking in QLD
The Queensland Government will not give away royalties for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.
Analysis urges Defence acceleration
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has warned the world is “going to hell”, and the Defence Department is not ready.
SA and NT join for rural boost
The Northern Territory and South Australia are joining forces to bid collectively for new services.
Price high for Hydro plans
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “supercharged” Snowy Hydro plans will cost close to double the initial estimates.
Science makes art of sea floor
Oceanographers want people to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the deep sea floor.
Adani steps back amid bickering
Adani has indefinitely delayed a meeting that was set to decide the future of the Carmichael coal mine.
CSIRO tech map for heavy innovation
CSIRO has released a technology roadmap to guide Australia’s $90 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.
Forrest drops major money
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has announced a $400 million philanthropic donation.
West Gate details lacking
Infrastructure Australia is waiting for details on the Victorian Government’s proposed $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel.
ACCC allows big SA power bids
The ACCC has approved plans for 27 South Australian businesses to bulk buy electricity.
Big step in high-tech holograms
Australian researchers have helped created the world’s thinnest hologram – a big step in efforts to integrate 3D holography into everyday electronics.