Category Archives: energy transition

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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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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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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The case for community energy

In my recent talk at TEDx Adelaide I asserted that building our energy systems at a local scale: will be cheaper; will be more secure; and will be fairer. The anecdotal evidence for these assertions comes in part from my … Continue reading

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TEDxAdelaide – bigger isn’t better

Giving a TEDx talk was a wonderful experience. The speakers were so well supported by the Adelaide team and they really do put together a great show. My thanks and gratitude to everyone who was involved. I fluffed a few … Continue reading

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