Archived News for Engineering Professionals - December, 2020
Energy firm AGL has been issued a $1 million penalty for polluting a creek in NSW.
Coal block gets official
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia will seek restitution for China’s ban on Australian coal.
EPA scraps dump approvals
Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reversed its approval for three toxic waste dumps.
Colac gets organic power
Victoria’s regional town of Colac is taking high-tech measures to generate new electricity.
Locals trim quantum noise
Australian experts are looking for ways to improve quantum computing for commercial activities.
Smelter paid to power down
The Federal Government says it will underwrite Alcoa's giant Victorian smelter to ensure stability during peak power-usage periods.
Blueprint lays green path
Authorities say the COVID-19 recovery period is a good time for one state to focus on sustainability.
IPC approves coal over water
NSW’s Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has green-lit the expansion of a coal mine above Sydney’s water catchment.
Science rains from passing probe
A Japanese space capsule has landed in outback South Australia, packed with samples from a distant asteroid.
Water deals boost building
SA Water says it is providing buoyancy to the state’s construction sector with a range of new projects.
Basslink pays for cable fail
Basslink has been ordered to pay the Tasmanian Government almost $40 million in compensation...
Lab-grown diamonds detailed
Scientists have made diamonds in a laboratory at room temperature, in a matter of minutes.
BOM influence alleged
Reports say global energy giants have influenced Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
Solar fires spotted
Authorities are cracking down after a spike in solar panel-related house fires in NSW.
States praised for green goals
The UN has thanked Australian states for their net zero commitments, but not the Federal Government.
Climate risks extend to rich
A new report finds no country – whether rich or poor – is immune from the health impacts of worsening climate change.
LNG controls concern firms
Australia’s big east coast LNG exporters will soon face formal price controls for the first time.
China plumbs deepest sea
A Chinese research submarine has reached one of the deepest spots on the planet.