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Climate Change in Australia

Energy saving report disappoints Green group

The government should take the lead in introducing carbon audits for its properties while power companies should provide more useful energy consumption data in their bills, a high-powered advisory body says.

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

Noble in for another year of stress, says chairman

Commodities group Noble is facing 'another challenging year' after posting record revenue for last year despite a series of 'unique events' including the tsunami in Japan and the European debt crisis, says chairman Richard Elman.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Palmer kick-starts HK$60b sale

Australian coal and iron ore miner Resourcehouse will launch its Hong Kong share sale today, in a deal that may raise the net worth of founder Clive Palmer by HK$32.5 billion.

Resourcehouse has no operations yet, but owns the rights to extract and sell coal and iron ore from deposits personally owned by Palmer.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Noble sees earnings climb 77pc to US$203m

Noble, the Hong Kong-headquartered, Singapore-listed commodities and supply chain group, saw net profit rise to a first-quarter record on the back of strong growth in commodity volumes in the first three months of this year.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Buoyant Noble eyes coal tie-ups

Noble - the Hong Kong-headquartered, Singapore-listed commodities and logistics group - is eyeing further coal opportunities in Mongolia and joint prospects with its second-largest shareholder, China Investment Corporation.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Government needs to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gases

Human activities have led to increases in greenhouse-gas emissions in terms of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, thus affecting the absorption, scattering and emission of radiation within the atmosphere, which causes global warming.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

We should explore the use of offshore wave and tidal power

The Environmental Protection Department issued a target of slashing carbon emissions in Hong Kong by up to 33 per cent in a decade, while positive action is awaited on mandating the city's air quality standards.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Wen pledges iron fist as time is running out on pollution-control targets

Premier Wen Jiabao has issued a grim warning over the lack of progress in hitting Beijing's established target in its anti-pollution campaign, which has been billed as the country's key battlefield in fighting climate change.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland set to continue coal imports for this year

The mainland is expected to remain a net importer of coal this year owing to strong demand and the desire to preserve domestic resources to boost energy security.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

CLP Power can take lead in pollution fight

The failure of the Copenhagen climate summit to cut a deal to tackle rising temperatures effectively is a sad indictment of leaders' claims to be taking the matter seriously. In the absence of a unified effort, governments have to implement their own targets and rules to reduce the carbon emissions that are causing global warming.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am