Thursday, 17 May 2012

What did Nick Minchin teach Anna Rose about climate change denial?

Anna Rose, the feisty young climate activist who shaped up to Nick Minchin in the Q&A  TV special "I  Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change" will be a welcome and intriguing guest at our next monthly meeting. Can she shed any light on what it would take to change a climate change skeptic's mind? If scientific facts won't do it, what will?
Anna will take part in a panel discussion with local people on issues related to climate change and denial and will also be promoting her book "Madlands - My journey with a climate sceptic".
The meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY 30 MAY at Guides Hall, 1 Faversham Rd, Canterbury, 7 for 7.30 pm. All welcome. Gold coin entrance.
We hoped to be joined by new faces as a result of our forum last night (Wednesday 16 May) on renewable energy. If you missed it, watch this space for photos and video of the proceedings.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Renewable Energy Forum

Lighter Footprints Public Forum
Flicking the Switch to
Renewable Energy
Victoria's opportunities

Wednesday 16 May 2012

7.00 - 9.30pm    St Aidan's Uniting Church
17-21 Duggan St, Balwyn North, 3104
Mel. 46, F3  map
  
Mark Feather: Acting Executive Director, Energy Sector Development Division, Department of Primary Industries

Tony Wood: Grattan Institute


Program Director, Energy

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg: Environment Victoria
Safe Climate campaigner

Dan Cass: Hepburn Wind director
Industry consultant
 

For more information call 0411 115 186

Climate Action Summit - April 2012, Sydney

The Climate Action Summit was held in Sydney on April 27-29, 2012.
There were many outstanding speakers and their slides are progressively being made available on the website  www.climatesummit.org.au   Do check them out.
One presentation that made a particular impact was that of Professor Peter Newman from Curtin Univeristy, see below. It shows (amongst other things) some remarkable shifts in the overall levels of investment in renewables over fossil fuels and the drop in the use of cars, and indeed the use of fossil fuel.
As this has largely gone unreported in the media, we are placing it here for your information.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

What is Victoria's renewable energy future?

Energetic Lighter Footprints members handed out hundreds of leaflets over the weekend mainly at the Burwood festival advertising our renewable energy forum. We encountered considerable enthusiasm for renewable energy, with many members of the public telling us they had already installed solar panels or were about to.
Does the Victorian Government share this enthusiasm? Does it have a renewable energy plan that will hasten the transition from coal to renewable energy? Find out at our forum, THIS WEDNESDAY 16 MAY (see invitation and details above). Everyone welcome.