Archived News for Engineering Professionals - May, 2020
The ACT government is looking to ban waste incineration for energy production.
Green light for new coal in QLD
A new coal mine has been approved for Queensland's Bowen Basin with little opposition.
Green majority possible
AEMO says that if the right measures are taken, Australia’s energy grid could support up to 75 per cent renewable energy.
Taylor backs low target
The Federal Government has spoken against raising its emissions reduction target.
Locals find missing matter
Astronomers have solved a mystery of ‘missing matter’, which was considered an embarrassment to the field before.
Rail dream denied
A new report says Australia should abandon its dream of having a high-speed, east coast rail service.
Concrete questioned in QLD dam
An inquiry has found concrete used in the construction of Queensland’s Paradise Dam may have been “intrinsically incapable” of meeting design standards.
Developers pay for GST issue
Several Canberra property developers will pay compensation for misleading and deceptive conduct.
Digging continues in WA
Changed FIFO conditions are allowing significant parts of the WA resources sector to continue operating.
Fine for Sydney roof fall
An engineering company has been fined $200,000 following the unplanned collapse of a Sydney stadium roof.
UK questions Huawei 5G involvement
Reports say Australian security officials are glad to see the UK question Chinese telco Huawei.
COVID commission backs gas
Australia’s recovery from COVID-19 will be led by gas, according to the Federal Government.
Early view for artificial eye
An international research team has created an artificial eye which mimics the shape and composition of the human retina.
Hazelwood chimneys chopped
The iconic chimneys of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station have been knocked down.
Perovskite passes key test
Next-generation perovskite solar cells have passed strict international tests.
Roadmap leads to gas, mostly
The Energy Minister has released a discussion paper on technologies to drive economic recovery in Australia.
Self-repairing rubber rising
Australian researchers have developed a self-repairing rubber made entirely from waste materials.
Uranium rehab questioned
A fight has broken out over funding for monitoring the rehabilitation of a uranium mine.