Author Archives: Heather

About Heather

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

To do no harm, think critically, be humble

Last week I signed the Australian engineers declaration on climate and biodiversity crises. This week I was asked to speak at a Stop Adani rally to pressure one of Australia’s big engineering firms, GHD, to rule out working with Adani … Continue reading

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My PhD – redesigning the electricity grid

Almost a year has flown by and I haven’t announced my PhD formally. That’s because its taken me a long time to wrap my head around what I’m doing and which parts of it are going to provide the ‘original … Continue reading

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Change starts from within

Change starts from within …but mustn’t end there My first real blog was about change. And when I reflected on opportunities that have resonated with me I wrote, “My core question: How can we solve the world’s problems?…. together?…. by … Continue reading

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Regulating Water – together

The visit to Scotland has provided an opportunity for SA Water stakeholders to understand an exemplary process undertaken in regulatory price determinations in Scottish Water. Looking at the England/Wales process unearthed alternative views and process with some shared elements and … Continue reading

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Future energy – People want in

I gave a Western Australian audience a whirlwind tour of community energy last week. My talk below was actually much shorter, but these are all the things I wanted to say. Most importantly, I wanted to be sensitive to the … Continue reading

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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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