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7-Eleven hit with contamination fine
1 month ago

7-Eleven hit with contamination fine

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd has been fined almost $8,000 for causing contamination of soil with hydrocarbons (fuels and oils) that then leaked into the stormwater system at a Hampton Park …
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Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power
2 months ago

Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power

The latest quarterly edition of the National Energy Emissions Audit by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program shows Australian transport emissions are ramping up thanks to a significant increase in diesel …
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EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations
2 months ago

EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations

An innovative, voluntary checklist from Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) that had hundreds of service stations improving the safety of their underground fuel tanks in 2015 is about to return, …
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Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure
3 months ago

Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure

HAVE you heard about the latest insanity driven by our emissions obsession?

It seems that Australians are going to have to stop buying just about all of the motor cars …
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Contaminated land cleaned-up at two Canberra Caltex stations
3 months ago

Contaminated land cleaned-up at two Canberra Caltex stations

Two Caltex petrol stations in Canberra have been conducting remediation works on land believed to be contaminated by leaking fuel storage tanks.

The two independently owned stations, in Kaleen and …
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Australia unplugged: why we’re still lagging behind on electric cars
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
11 months 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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