CRS PROJECT MEDIA
New waste-management hub planned for Fyshwick Dan Jervis-Bardy APRIL 8 2019 - 12:00AM A new large-scale waste and recycling plant, which would receive up to one million tonnes of materials a year, is planned for Fyshwick. Hi-Quality Group wants to build a waste-management hub on land off Tennant Street, [...]
By Dan Jervis-Bardy March 20, 2019 The Canberra Liberals have criticised the ACT government's handling of a development application at the centre of a damning Supreme Court judgment, saying taxpayers deserve to know how it "could possibly get it so wrong". Opposition planning spokesman Mark Parton said the decision [...]
By Dan Jervis-Bardy March 19, 2019 Capital Recycling Solutions’ bid to transport rail freight from its Fyshwick base is one step closer, lodging plans for a $1.2 million terminal at the site. It comes as the Supreme Court delivered a decisive victory for the waste management firm on Friday, [...]
By Alexandra Back and Dan Jervis-Bardy March 16, 2019 An associate judge has warned of the risk of anarchy in the system if the government were able to revoke a development approval after the fact, as she ruled in favour of a group which had challenged the government for [...]
By Daniel Burdon October 13, 2018 China's crackdown on imports of foreign waste has started to bite at the ACT's largest recycling centre, combined with a machinery breakdown and the recent garbage drivers' strike, with stacks of material at the Hume site now five bales high. The Hume recycling [...]
By Katie Burgess July 20, 2018 Plans to send all of the rubbish from Canberra's kerbside bins to a waste transfer station in the city's east have been dumped on by hundreds of angry residents - except for those who live close to the current tip. Capital Recycling Solutions [...]
RECYCLING & WASTE TO ENERGY MEDIA
CRS, ActewAGL Retail and waste-to-energy
One of the key pathways options to achieving the outcomes of the ACT Government Waste Feasibility Study is waste-to-energy. On 7 March 2014 the ACT Government announced in a media release titled “Turning Waste Into Energy”, that it was seeking private sector solutions to develop waste-to-energy technology within the ACT. The government statement said:
“A regional materials recovery and bioenergy facility could convert ACT and regional organic waste into renewable electricity, with enough energy to power over 15,000 Canberra households, once the facility is fully operational. It can also recover high-value plastics and metals that would otherwise end up in landfill. Bioenergy is widely used in northern Europe as a clean, renewable source for producing energy.”
As a result of this government initiative, and other waste-to-energy pathways considered in the Waste Feasibility Study, CRS formed a Joint Venture with ActewAGL Retail. The JV considered a range of WtE technologies and examined the most successful and environmentally beneficial plants operating around the world. The JV then began an extensive community consultation program to gauge support for such a proposal. After many months, and meetings with hundreds of people, it became apparent that the Canberra community was not ready for WtE at this stage. While there is widespread support for such a proposal, a large proportion of the population clearly needed more time to understand the technology and environmental outcomes. CRS decided to remove the WtE component from the proposal and instead work with Veolia to send non-recyclable residues to the Woodlawn Bioreactor.
China's 'Ban' On Recycling Imports Shines A Light On Blue Bin Hypocrisy By ACSH Staff — April 28, 2018 Adapted from APCO Market Impact Assessment Report Australian Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg met with his state and territory counterparts this week. Top of their agenda? The recycling crisis precipitated by the [...]
MARCH 30 2018 Could incinerators reduce our waste glut and generate clean energy? Debbie Cuthbertson With its acrid, billowing black smoke that caused scratchy throats and eyes as rubbish burned in the grate, the old backyard incinerator has become a relic. But could a similar process, albeit on a [...]
How a waste plant became Copenhagen’s biggest tourism attraction The Amager Bakke building or Copenhill in Denmark will soon be the city’s first ski slope. It also happens to be one of the most technologically advanced waste-to-energy plants in the world. Updated: Mar 23, 2018 09:34 IST Jennifer Parker, Bloomberg [...]
Calls for federal intervention as waste 'crisis' spreads to NSW By Peter Hannam 14 March 2018 — 5:53pm The crisis facing the waste recycling industry in Australia is deepening, with NSW just "one month behind" Victoria, as calls mount for the Turnbull government to intervene. Linda Scott, president of Local [...]
UPDATED MARCH 9 2018 Recycling resumes, but at a heavy cost to councils, homeowners Liam Mannix A tense stand-off over rubbish and recycling collection north-west of Melbourne has ended, but the resolution may end up hitting ratepayers' hip pockets. Waste collector Wheelie Waste stopped picking up residential binsfrom 17 towns [...]
Victoria should consider burning rubbish to generate energy, reduce landfill, report finds By Joseph Dunstan 26 Feb 2018 Burning rubbish is being touted as a viable alternative to landfill for Victoria, under a waste-to-energy proposal put before the State Government. The Andrews Government commissioned a series of public consultations on [...]
RENEWABLE ENERGY MEDIA
Ipswich the 'dump capital' after waste levy scrapping. Ipswich has become the "dumping capital" after a waste levy was scrapped to make it cheaper for interstate businesses to get rid of their rubbish in Queensland, the Acting Mayor says. Read more...
South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT have joined forces to immediately implement a clean energy target (CET) without approval from the Federal Government. Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel made 50 recommendations in his Final Report into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, handed down in June. [...]
You may be seeing red after learning of the fire risks, hazardous waste generation, and impact on local wildlife. Solar energy has been touted as the “greenest” and “safest” renewable energy option that is currently available. However, after 8 long years of solar energy businesses being promoted by the [...]
US, China buoy Australia's $126 billion food and grocery industry. Australia's $126 billion food and grocery sector, under pressure from rising energy costs and keen to reduce its reliance on supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles, is exporting more to the US and China. Read more...
Everyone is talking about the price of energy. A few weeks ago I received a pamphlet from the ACT government on energy-saving tips. For winter it featured a picture of a family all in overcoats and beanies, huddled under an electric blanket. For summer it had helpful advice like [...]
Rick Perry Wants to Know if Wind and Solar Are Killing Coal The DOE chief asked for a 60-day review of whether renewable energy policies are driving the closure of “baseload” plants. Read more...