Industry Seminar

Gigajoule saved more than a gigajoule earned

Just days before Prime Minister Rudd called the election, participants at Katestone’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry seminar were thinking through scenarios for handling greenhouse gas emissions from gasfield developments in Queensland. Katestone Senior Consultant Lisa Smith showed how a combination of unknowns, like carbon price, reporting method selection and methane global warming potential might…

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EHP Greentape and CSG: ‘Am I crazy or is it these licence conditions?’

Got approval from EHP for my CSG development, whew! Hang on, what on Earth am I going to do with these oddball conditions? This was the conundrum that Katestone’s Principal Consultant Air Quality, Natalie Shaw, explored with gas industry participants at the firm’s seminar, ‘CSG and the Air Environment – from Approval to Compliance’ held July 31, 2013.…

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Talking heat stress for cattle and people at climate adaptation conference

Andrew Wiebe presenting on cattle heat load at NCCARF 2013

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Scott Losee shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference in Sydney (June 25-27). Andrew’s presentation, entitled “Improved climate-readiness of intensive livestock management through use of a Heat Load Index as an indicator of heat stress”, investigated the difference between a heat wave…

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Seminar: Mining Sustainable Development – what have we come to?

Photo of open cut coal mine

An influential sustainability group once said, ‘In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing materials drawn from the Earth’s crust’ (TNS) – thus pinpointing an inherent incongruity between mining and sustainability. The reactions of mining companies to sustainable development have ranged from embracing it (at least publicly) to seeding scepticism. Are head…

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