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  • Mars Australia to be fossil-free by next year

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sydney Morning-Herald:Confectionery maker Mars, one of Australia’s biggest manufacturers, will shift entirely to renewable energy in just over a year as part of a company goal to reach carbon neutrality from its global operations by 2040.The maker of the Mars and Snickers chocolate bars and food brands such as Uncle Ben’s rice has signed a 20-year power purchase deal that will support development of the Kiamal Solar Farm near Ouyen in northern Victoria, due for completion in mid-2019. It will also support a second renewable energy project planned by the developer, Total Eren, in NSW.The move by the company, which runs six factories and two sales offices around Australia, is part of the Mars group’s $US1 billion ($1.34 billion) global investment to reduce its environmental impact.“We’ve got a pretty big footprint on this planet,” said Barry O’Sullivan, a Wodonga-based general manager for the company. “Our energy usage in total is equivalent to a small country’s.” The company’s Australian electricity use is just over 100 gigawatt-hours per year. The shift to fully renewable energy brings local operations in line with those in the US, the UK and about nine other of the 80 nations it operates in.Rising electricity costs were one factor, but so too was the tumbling price of large-scale clean energy, Mr. O’Sullivan said: “Ultimately this will leave the business financially better off”. Along with its own emissions, Mars will press suppliers to reduce carbon emissions by two-thirds across its “value chain” by 2050, compared with 2015 levels. “We take responsibility seriously to not just look after our own house,” Mr. O’Sullivan said.More: Mars bars fossil fuels and goes 100pc renewables Mars Australia to be fossil-free by next yearlast_img read more

  • Brazilian Navy Hosts the 4th Inter-American Naval Conference Specializedon Interoperability

    first_img Navy delegations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as representatives of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) and the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) gathered to seek interoperability improvement and to increase the naval cooperation. The SIANC-I was created based on the decision of the 19th Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC), in 2004 in San Diego. From that point on, there were three editions, the first in 2005, Mayport, U.S., the second in 2006, Lima, Peru, and the third in 2010, Puerto Belgrano, Argentina. “Interoperability is the coordination in a multinational operation. It is very important that the focus is not only on conflicts, but also on humanitarian assistance. The navies can cooperate with a country in need due to a natural disaster or due to the actions of mankind,” stated the event’s secretary, Rear Admiral Flávio Soares Ferreira, Commander of the 1st Squadron Division. Between August 26 and 30, the Naval Warfare School hosted the 4th Inter-American Naval Conference Specialized on Interoperability (SIANC-I). The delegations exhibit ended on the second day of the event. The exhibitors discussed matters such as maritime security, humanitarian assistance and joint exchange of information regarding the maritime traffic. Shortly after, specific work groups were formed, in order to approve the manual for Inter-American Security System and Humanitarian Assistance and studies regarding the need for an alternative system to the CENTRIXS communication system, to be used as part of Inter-American Naval Conference. “The manual has guidelines for organized procedures,” explained Rear Admiral Flávio Soares Ferreira. By Dialogo September 03, 2013last_img read more