Climate Change

The science is in. Again.
Carbon
23 January 2019

The science is in. Again.

The news on our climate is not good as the recently released CSIRO and BOM report confirm the continued warming of Australia’s climate and oceans: “Observations and climate modelling paint a consistent picture of ongoing, long‑term climate change interacting with underlying natural variability.”

Commentary by climate sceptics should come with a warning
Climate Change
21 August 2018

Commentary by climate sceptics should come with a warning

All political commentary on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), coal and climate change should come with a warning and a declaration on whether the author is a climate change sceptic or not.

East Coast heatwave – let’s get real on climate action
Climate Change
14 March 2017

East Coast heatwave – let’s get real on climate action

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group The east coast of Australia suffered through a severe heatwave a few weeks ago. To borrow the phrase, a single heatwave is no more evidence of climate change, than a single swallow is of summer. The evidence for climate change doesn’t neatly announce itself through a particular weather event. […]

Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?
Climate Change
2 February 2017

Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that our climate is changing right now, the appetite for action at a political level is diminishing. In Australia, the Climate Council was defunded, the carbon tax abolished, and a general sense seems to be settling in that climate change doesn’t really matter. Globally […]

The changing climate of waste
Climate Change
15 August 2016

The changing climate of waste

By Julien Gastaldi – Business Development Manager, MRA Consulting Group Climate policy is still lagging behind … At the time of writing, it is still not known who has won the federal election. Climate change has been relatively low profile compared to previous election campaigns and – paradoxically – this is good news. It is both […]

The time for action on climate change is now
Climate Change
7 July 2016

The time for action on climate change is now

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The iconic photographs of an in-ground swimming pool stranded on a Collaroy Beach last month are a stark reminder of what severe storms and king tides can and will do to our coastline with ongoing sea level rise. The Insurance Council of Australia has said that […]

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef
Climate Change
9 June 2016

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef

By Virginia Brunton – Principal Consultant (Organics) and Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group The Great Barrier Reef is exposed to increasing pressures from climate change, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, land-based runoff and other pressures. The summer of 2016 has been bad for the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef), one of Australia’s most […]

Record-breaking heat shows world ‘losing battle’ against climate change, Alan Finkel tells Q&A
Climate Change
16 March 2016

Record-breaking heat shows world ‘losing battle’ against climate change, Alan Finkel tells Q&A

Originally published by ABC News Australia’s chief scientist has warned the planet is “losing the battle” against climate change, after new data showed February set a “completely unprecedented” record for the hottest month since global records began. The data released by NASA compared each month going back to 1880 against average temperatures between 1951 and […]

ERF Organics Methodology approved – register to earn credits!
Climate Change
12 February 2016

ERF Organics Methodology approved – register to earn credits!

The Source Separated Organic Waste Method has been approved and is available for use. There is still time to register a project for the next auction under this method and claim credits for your abatement effort. The next ERF auction is to be held on the 27 and 28 April 2016. To be eligible to […]

MRA clients successful at second ERF auction
Carbon
13 November 2015

MRA clients successful at second ERF auction

The Clean Energy Regulator has today announced the results of the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction held on 4 and 5 November 2015. These contracts secure the delivery of 45.5 million tonnes of abatement at an average price per tonne of abatement of $12.25. The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction saw 129 carbon abatement contracts […]

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction
Carbon
27 April 2015

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction

Published by ResourceRecovery.biz The winners during the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction have been announced. Congratulations to those who succeeded in securing a Carbon Abatement Contract with the Federal Government and commiserations to those who missed out. But don’t despair: there are many more auctions to come. Under the ERF, the Federal Government is […]

Waste projects set to benefit from change in Methane Greenhouse Warming Potential
Carbon
5 February 2015

Waste projects set to benefit from change in Methane Greenhouse Warming Potential

Greenhouse Warming Potential (GWP) review will unlock up to 20% additional abatement potential for the waste sector – but only if accounted for accurately in project proponents’ ERF bid. Forecasting carbon abatement from waste activities can be very complex. Abatement is always defined against a hypothetical landfill emissions baseline that can be affected by a […]

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