Author Archives: Heather

About Heather

I am an energy and climate change specialist with a background in industrial energy efficiency and climate change policy.

Who supports community energy?

Last week 7 community energy organisations wrote to the key political parties about community energy. Everyone is making announcements in the energy policy space but do they really understand how excellent a community energy policy could be? It is not … Continue reading

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Deep Work – can I summon it?

I understand the value of deep work, the opportunity to truly focus and to create the space to do so. But I’m not sure I could give it the priority Cal Newport does. That’s the point though, isn’t it? Deep … Continue reading

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A hopeful vision of new politics

What an excellent piece of work by George Monbiot! This book adds a number of important layers to our understanding of what it will take to change our path. Monbiot’s key message is that the story we tell needs to … Continue reading

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Why should parties support community energy?

South Australians spend over $2bn per year on electricity. Households and small business account for approximately 60% of that expenditure and are increasingly recognising that they can generate the same amount as their electricity needs each year by installing rooftop … Continue reading

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Power, and its careless use

What would the world look like if women suddenly had the power? Something I love about a work of fiction is the shadow it leaves in your thoughts for days to come. Naomi Alderman left me with a chuckle and … Continue reading

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The Power of Onlyness

The power of Onlyness – make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world…. The denting the world stuff is a very attractive concept to me. I enjoyed the Breaking Out book for the same reasons and tried to … Continue reading

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Our energy system is changing…

Readers of this blog will know that I think our energy future is: 100% renewable decentralised smart But what do the changes look like without the advocacy? Here are some of the trends we can see right now. Falling costs … Continue reading

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