Air Quality

CO, PM2.5 and NO2: which air pollutant best illustrates the effect of COVID-19 mobility restrictions on air quality

Written by Simon Welchman, Manning Young and Lisa Smith   Air pollution occurs when gases, liquids or solid particles exist in the air in sufficient quantities to adversely affect human comfort or health or cause environmental damage.  Some common air pollutants in urban areas are carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter…

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The Victoria Environment Protection Act (EPA) is changing 1 July 2021

Edit: The EPA Victoria issued a note stating that “Following a sitting of Parliament on Thursday 23 April, the legislation has been postponed and is intended to commence on 1 July 2021”.   These changes respond to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. The Victorian Government proposes two phases of legislative reform to overhaul the Environment Protection Act…

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In Memory of Karen Lunney

Karen Lunney

One of Katestone’s founders, Karen Lunney, passed away at the end of last year. She had been battling cancer for over 10 years.   Karen was an amazing woman and if it wasn’t for her and Peter’s vision Katestone wouldn’t be the business it is today. In fact, it wouldn’t exist at all! Karen had…

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Our Journey with Power

Power Generation

How do you power your day? You might look at your long-finished cup of coffee or the half eaten toast on your desk – the items that keep your battery going – but what about the power that lights up your home and office, or charges the battery in your car that takes you to…

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Clean Air Society 23rd Biennial International Conference

CASANZ Conference 2017

In October 2017 Brisbane was host to the biennial Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) conference. The local QLD CASANZ branch (including Katestone’s Natalie Shaw) did an excellent job as hosts. Unfortunately for all of the visitors hoping for some sunshine, Queensland didn’t live up to its reputation as the sunshine state with…

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Katestone opens European office

Katestone's European Office

Katestone Director, Simon Welchman, is happy to announce the company’s first European Branch has opened in Ireland. Taking advantage of the unique skills we have in air quality, dispersion modelling and meteorological forecasting to move into the European market, we have a unique opportunity to build on our excellent track record in air quality and…

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Extracting value from NPI data

Extracting value

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes So first we need good data… The three levels of government in Australia can pull industry in different directions with sometimes duplicated, overlapping and…

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How can NPI reporting help you save money?

NPI reporting small changes big difference

NPI reporting can seem tedious; however, diligent reporting can inform both environmental and financial outcomes of a company.  Katestone has provided NPI reporting assistance to clients over the years and has found that there are a variety of ways that NPI reporting can help a company. Saving money For one client, an increase in fuel…

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