Tag Archive for 'Australia'

Fire resistant straw bale buildings and zero waste restaurants

May 2nd, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Australia’s National Science Agency, tested the fire resistance of a building with magnesium oxide board cladding and straw bale insulation. The building, which withstood temperatures of 1000° Celsius, was designed by Joost Bakker who said that straw is the biggest waste product on Earth.

Australia poised for a clean energy future

November 8th, 2011 by Press Office of the Prime Minister of Australia

The Australian Government has secured a clean energy future for its citizens. For the first time, Australia’s biggest polluters will have to pay for every tonne of carbon pollution they emit, which will deliver: A cut to carbon pollution of at least 160 million tonnes a year in 2020; Tax cuts and increases to household […]