G’day how’s it? For #9 we’re in Warrawong, at Futureworld. I spoke with Meryl about the centre. Meryl spoke of the renewable technologies it showcases, including local innovations and the educational value of the centre. Have a listen.
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Posted in Case Study, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged Australia, climate change, coal, community, futureworld, green jobs, Industrial Design, Renewable Energy, renewable energy generation, RMIT, solar power, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, Up Your Jumper!, warrawong, wind power on July 21, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Happenings, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged abbotsford, AMWU, Carole Wilkinson, David Turner, energy, Get Up!, green jobs, Melbourne, mildura solar plant, petition, rally, renew, Renewable Energy, renewable energy generation, Simon Sheik, solar systems, Steve Dargavel, The Greens, yarra, Yarra Climate Action Now on October 4, 2009| 1 Comment »
There is a petition on the go as well. Suss it out here
For more info on the company Solar Systems check out their website. It’s got a run down of past projects, which are cool to see what’s actually already possible.
Always good to know a bit of the background I rekon….
Posted in Notes from the Road, tagged Australia, Dr Barney Foran, employment, fossil fuels, green transformation, industry, inertia, jobs, old technology, rediscovery, Renewable Energy, renewable energy generation, solar power, tidal generation, wind power, Wollongong on April 23, 2009| 1 Comment »
I’m currently in Wollongong, and managed to turn up right at the beginning of Sustainability Week, being put on by a few groups from around the area. I went along to talk by Dr Barney Foran, titled “A low carbon economy based on renewable energy: the only way to go!”. He was a physical economics modeler (first I’d heard of it) amongst other things, and had used this to model what Australia could like by 2050 if we went down the line of transferring our society to being powered by a majority renewable power supply. 80% supply mix of wind, solar and biomass. According to his modeling, a transition of this scale wouldn’t be the end of living, as we know it. Quite the opposite, it would allow us to maintain a high standard of living and strong economy. I’ll post the recording of the talk once its up online.