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Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars
8 months ago

Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars

For Brigid Niall and her daughter Queenie it was quite a road trip. Not because of the route they took on their weekend drive – around their inner-Melbourne suburb, …
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EPA inspections help petrol stations to keep it clean
9 months ago

EPA inspections help petrol stations to keep it clean

An Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) statewide inspection team has built up a list of tips and traps, to help service station owners protect their business and the environment from …
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Campbelltown Council wants Caltex to pay for The ARC recreation centre soil contamination from petrol station
9 months ago

Campbelltown Council wants Caltex to pay for The ARC recreation centre soil contamination from petrol station

CAMPBELLTOWN Council is pursuing an extra $72,000 in compensation from oil giant Caltex in a bitter legal dispute over concerns with contaminated soil at The ARC which has …
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Electric Dreams: Energy Minister Pushes Coal-Powered Cars
10 months ago

Electric Dreams: Energy Minister Pushes Coal-Powered Cars

Those virtuous few driving all-Electric Vehicles are bound to ignore the fact that their cars really run on coal. A few posts back, STT covered Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg’s latest …
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China going electric: plans to ban petrol and diesel cars
1 year ago

China going electric: plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

China’s plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia’s multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry, which exports to China.

But the group which represents Australian car …
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EPA refuses to give contamination reports to landlord
2 years ago

EPA refuses to give contamination reports to landlord

The state’s environmental watchdog is refusing to release contamination reports to a Sydney landlord in dispute with his former tenant Woolworths over clean-up costs at a petrol-station site.

The Environment …
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EPA VIC fines 7-Eleven over petrol leak
2 years ago

EPA VIC fines 7-Eleven over petrol leak

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria has fined 7-Eleven more than $7, 700 for failing to remove hydrocarbons from groundwater beneath a Newport premises in a timely manner.

EPA Metropolitan …
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Fire crews mop up spill at service station off Pacific Hwy
2 years ago

Fire crews mop up spill at service station off Pacific Hwy

NSW FIRE and Rescue crews are cleaning up an oil spill at the BP service station and have closed one lane of traffic.

A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesman said …
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Gas leak at Caltex Woolworths forces dozens to evacuate homes in Melbourne’s north
2 years ago

Gas leak at Caltex Woolworths forces dozens to evacuate homes in Melbourne’s north

A gas leak at a petrol station in Melbourne’s north forced dozens to evacuate their homes late Saturday night.

About 25 people left their houses after a bowser began leaking …
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Leighton O’Brien launches national groundwater monitoring service
2 years ago

Leighton O’Brien launches national groundwater monitoring service

Leighton O’Brien, a market leader in fuel analytics software and field technologies, has launched a national groundwater monitoring service to assist retail fuel operators to meet their compliance obligations and …
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