Sunday, 28 February 2010

Australia: 100% renewable energy by 2020

Upcoming event

Lighter Footprints will host environmental engineer Richard Keech from Melbourne consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions who will outline a new report which demonstrates how currently available renewable energy technology could be used to supply 100% of Australia’s energy needs by 2020.

7pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010 Guides Hall, 1 Faversham Road, Canterbury.

Call Carolyn 0411 115 186.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Malcolm Turnbull on the CPRS

Malcolm Turnbull makes the sort of speech all Libs should take lessons from. Note in particular his swift demolition of the sceptics argument on recent temperature rises and his use of Maggie Thatcher as an advocate for the precautionary principle.

http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/homepage/speech-in-the-house-carbon-pollution-reduction-scheme/

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A Safe Climate Bill for Victoria

Lighter Footprints are involved in a collaborative project with Friends of the Earth (Melbourne) and Greenleap Strategic Institute to develop a Safe Climate Bill for Victoria.

The project aims to develop a draft Bill that, if implemented, would establish Victoria’s commitment to climate protection and create a framework to meet Victoria’s share of the global obligation to reduce carbon emissions to address its historical carbon debt and provide for a safe climate future.

This draft Bill will be developed through collaboration between the above parties and other climate action groups, and it is hoped will provide a contrasting and alternative piece of legislation to the draft Climate Change Bill currently being developed by the Victorian Government.

Read the Discussion Paper here

Read the Draft Principles here


For more information about this project, contact Fiona Armstrong, Safe Climate Bill project coordinator: fiona-armstrong@bigpond.com, or phone 0438900005.