THE resources sector has not been reassured by Ross Garnaut's latest report on a national emissions trading scheme, despite the 10 per cent reduction target by 2020 being labelled too low by environmental groups.
While the federal government's proposed emissions trading scheme has become a major worry for many industries, a growing number of companies are seeing the carbon offset credit market as a big opportunity.
The state Labor Party has announced plans to introduce a gross feed-in tariff for household solar power systems in what's seen as a step towards boosting its green credentials ahead of next month's election.
He's worked as a lawyer, played Australian rules football at the highest level, and has spent the past 20 years as a trade commissioner and private consultant helping Western companies do business in China.
Perth-based agricultural investment manager Great Southern Ltd has announced a major restructure of its business that would involve the company raising $438 million by buying out the interests of investors.
Electricity generation hopeful Western Energy is a step closer to bringing its Kwinana power station proposal to fruition, after West Perth-based CTEC signed on to engineer, procure and construct the facility.
Straits Salt Pty Ltd has come out with all guns blazing in its appeal against the Environmental Protection Authority after its $200 million Yannarie Solar salt project on the Exmouth Gulf was knocked back.
Western Australia will need to make significant investments upgrading electricity infrastructure to meet the federal government's mandatory renewable energy target, as the true cost of the scheme begins to emerge.
The appointment of Australian Football League legend Graham Moss to head the state's peak tourism industry lobby may seem a curious choice to some, but for those who have worked with the no-nonsense operator, it's far less of a surprise.