What did you have to say about the NPI Review?
In June 2018, the NPI Review Steering Committee released a discussion paper inviting public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), with submissions closing August 2018. Recently, the NPI published all the public submissions and we were interested in what people had to say, and thought you might be too. Let…Read More
Katestone Review: ACF and Polluted Postcodes
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a report in November that examined industrial emissions from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in comparison to weekly household income. The report provides an interesting perspective on air quality in Australia, in simple terms finding that there is a strong correlation between poorer air quality and low household income.…Read More
Extracting value from NPI data
“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…Read More
How can NPI reporting help you save money?
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…Read More
NPI data – more than just a bunch of numbers
Has a lack of data or unreliable analysis caused you to make a poor business decision? The three levels of government in Australia can pull your business in different directions with sometimes duplicated, overlapping and inconsistent environmental reporting requirements. These reporting requirements can seem unrelated to you achieving your business goals. However, it is possible…Read More
What can the NPI tell us about air pollution?
The recent release of the 2012/13 NPI emissions and transfer data by the Department of Environment is the 15th annual dataset published by the program. For anyone who’s life doesn’t revolve around pollution and publicly available data sets, here’s a quick overview of the NPI, the last 15 years of data and a look at…Read More