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24/07/2013Carbon price cements Wagners future
Cement manufacturer, Wagners Queensland Pty Ltd, will use more than $9.6 million in revenue from the carbon price to slash energy costs and improve its competitiveness.

26/06/2013IP reforms to improve social return on innovation
The Gillard Government has taken a further step towards strengthening Australia’s intellectual property system with the passage of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 through the House of Representatives today.

31/05/2013Energy savings bloom with help from carbon price revenue
More than $1 million in carbon price revenue will help a specialist Tasmanian manufacturer to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of their operations by 39 per cent and save up to $300,000 in energy costs per year.

30/05/2013Strengthening the patent system to safeguard access to new technologies
The Gillard Government is moving to strengthen intellectual property safeguards and improve oversight of the patent system.

29/05/2013Small changes can reap big rewards
As Australia moves to a low carbon economy there are many opportunities for small business and other organisations to make positive changes to aid the environment and their bottom line.

28/05/2013Coalition abatement estimates remain imaginary
The Coalition's subsidies for polluters policy took another hit yesterday when Departmental officials gave realistic estimates of how much greenhouse gas abatement could come from soil carbon by 2020.

15/05/2013Landholders gain new opportunities in carbon market
Farmers and rural landholders will benefit from greater access to Australia's carbon markets, following changes to land sector emissions reported under the Kyoto Protocol.

7/05/2013Carbon price cuts timber sawmill emissions and grows profits
Queensland sawmilling company, Allied Timber Products Pty Ltd, will use $202,275 of carbon price revenue from the Gillard Labor Government to reduce energy consumption at its Burpengary sawmill.

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