Adelaide and energy systems have one thing in common – they rarely dominate the news agenda in Australia. However, twice in the past three months they have been front and centre. That reveals something interesting about the 'framing battles' taking place over renewable energy and whose vision for Australia's future will win. Price spike and... Continue Reading →
Tony Abbott and his #climate record since becoming Prime Minister 2 years ago #auspol
“By their fruit ye shall know them.” Since September 7th 2013 Tony Abbott has done his best to undermine Australia’s response to climate change. Here’s a guide to the ruins, under the following headings Opposing robust climate action Attacking green groups In favour of coal Undermining renewables Symbolic action [If I've missed anything, please let me know!... Continue Reading →
Images of our green future; from politics to platitudes in 29 short years.
What hopes do ‘we’ have for the future? What choices do we think we will have to make, or perhaps seek to avoid? What do our old hopes tell us about our new fears? All good questions, which I can’t really answer particularly well, until I’ve had a longer think/looting of other people’s thoughts. But while... Continue Reading →
Renewable Energy and South Australia – 100 per cent event…
On Tuesday 16th June, Dr Mark Diesendorf was in the hot seat. In front of a capacity audience of about 120 people, he outlined the report [pdf] about achieving 100% renewable energy that he has just written for the Conservation Council of South Australia. He also fielded a very wide variety of questions from the... Continue Reading →