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Ampol ordered to pay $200,000 over Kippax petrol station leak into groundwater
3 weeks ago

Ampol ordered to pay $200,000 over Kippax petrol station leak into groundwater

wo Canberra environmental groups will share in a $200,000 payout from a national fuel company over a fuel leak at a Belconnen service station. 

Soil and groundwater was contaminated after …
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Development application for new Scone service station which was opposed by Upper Hunter Shire Council now approved by NSW Land and Environment Court
3 weeks ago

Development application for new Scone service station which was opposed by Upper Hunter Shire Council now approved by NSW Land and Environment Court

A DEVELOPMENT application to build a new service station in Scone which was initially rejected by Upper Hunter Shire Council will now go ahead, a court has ruled.

In October …
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Ampol coughs up for environment groups after Holt petrol station leak
3 weeks ago

Ampol coughs up for environment groups after Holt petrol station leak

Two ACT environmental groups will receive a share of $200,000 from a petrol company that was forced to pay up after nearly 80,000 litres of petrol leaked from a corroded …
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Fossil fuel giants hit by court rulings over climate impacts
3 weeks ago

Fossil fuel giants hit by court rulings over climate impacts

Three of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have suffered significant blows in quick succession, with a collection of court rulings and shareholder votes sending shockwaves through an industry …
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Netherlands:  Court’s shock ruling could rock petrol industry worldwide
4 weeks ago

Netherlands: Court’s shock ruling could rock petrol industry worldwide

A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activism …
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No coal, gas or petrol cars: the path to net zero by 2050
1 month ago

No coal, gas or petrol cars: the path to net zero by 2050

There should be no new investment in coal or gas, while solar and wind projects would need to be increased by fourfold, for the world to reach net zero emissions by …
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EVs Key to Fuel Security & Emissions Reduction: National Energy Emissions Audit
1 month ago

EVs Key to Fuel Security & Emissions Reduction: National Energy Emissions Audit

New research by the Australia Institute shows Australia’s dependence on petroleum poses a serious fuel security risk and, with no policies in place to seriously curb petroleum use, the sector’s …
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Solar deal will send BP’s NSW petrol stations green
4 months ago

Solar deal will send BP’s NSW petrol stations green

A 10-year renewable energy sales contract struck between Lightsource bp and Snowy Hydro will underpin a new solar farm in NSW and will result in 88 BP petrol stations in …
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TAS EPA releases new UPSS test requirements
4 months ago

TAS EPA releases new UPSS test requirements

​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian EPA has released a new protocol for the conducting of Equipment Integrity Tests on Underground Petroleum Storage Systems that are required to meet the Loss Detection requirements in …
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CONTAMINATION CONCERNS: Land register, Bundy site explained
4 months ago

CONTAMINATION CONCERNS: Land register, Bundy site explained

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is s considering whether a Bundaberg East property should be listed on the environmental management register after contamination concerns were raised.

Earlier this …
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