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Using Telematics to Improve Efficiency when Driving

Computer technology is playing an increasing role in our daily lives, both at work and at play. It can now also be used to improve automotive efficiency. Telematics programs are becoming widespread in Australia, helping improve the driving experience. One example of this is CarCom, a program which can be used by private motorists to improve security and efficiency. Manufacturers like Holden use telematics in their Holden Assist service, which is also used to promote safety and make driving a40

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Closing the Gap between Reported and Real-World Fuel Efficiency

When shopping around for a new or used car, most of us pay close attention to the fuel efficiency numbers. This is one of the first things that consumers look at, particularly in countries like Australia or the USA where drivers cover long distances on a regular basis. However, you might want to start paying closer attention to other indicators of efficiency, as a recent study has found that real world carbon emissions are actually 25% higher than stated by40

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Benefits of renewable energy

Renewable energy has rightly been seen as the long term solution and future to the energy we use on an everyday basis. With advances in technology, renewable energy is being used more and more whether on a commercial or personal level. Engineering companies such as Ausenco reviews the importance of renewable energy and what it can bring to its clients from all different aspects: Environmentally, economically and socially. Renewable energy has a number of benefits and is the direction and40

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What’s new in GRI –G4 guidelines?

There has been an increasing trend among global organizations to disclose information on their triple bottom line impacts, and why not when the benefits are so fruitful. Sustainability reporting framework was formulated by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. The first major update from GRI came up in October 2006 in the form of G3 guidelines. With an aim to provide a more comprehensive guidance on reporting details related to various40

Five Largest Wastewater Treatment Plants in the World

Wastewater treatment is something of a growing necessity. Whilst we’re all striving to turn our lives, homes and businesses into something that protects the environment instead of damaging it, the wastewater output of our industries is something that will always be a threat, and as such we must tackle it as fiercely as necessary to secure a cleaner, greener tomorrow. As the requirement increases though, so do the structures and facilities wherein the wastewater is treated, and now all over40

The Anaerobic Digestion Guide: A Sustainable Solution for Future Farming

Green initiatives are currently bombarding us, everywhere we look we’re being told how to shrink that carbon footprint, reduce emissions and work towards a cleaner tomorrow, with an increasing sense of urgency. The thing we’re not often told is, is it all actually working? Are our efforts really contributing and are these solutions really the be all and end all, the right path for an effective, greener future? With waste to landfill falling rapidly in recent years and recycling plants40


Cigarettes – Bad for the Environment, Bad For You

Every day, we do little things that can harm the environment. Whether it’s throwing out plastic bags without recycling them or leaving the heating on after you’ve gone out, it’s the little things that can make a big carbon footprint. One thing that’s often overlooked at as harm to the environment is smoking. Everyone knows smoking is bad for you. There are so many reasons to stop smoking just from the health risks alone. Lung cancer is a much greater40

Watch your step…by which I mean your carbon footprint

During the late 90s and early 2000s it became incredibly important for companies to be seen to be green; more and more businesses tried to reduce their carbon footprint by a significant amount and received plenty of kudos for their efforts. However, when the banking crisis hit in 2008, and the subsequent global economic downturn took hold, there was considerably less emphasis placed on a company’s green credentials, and businesses of all sizes began to reduce their investments in the40