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The world in a truly democratic era

Have you heard of the Visions 2100 project? Leaders and thinkers from around the world, and especially from my home town of Adelaide have contributed their Visions for a world in 2100. The premise is that we need positive stories … Continue reading

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Climate Change Strategy for 2015

What should a new Climate Change Strategy look like for South Australia? This week the South Australian Government started consultation on a revision of its climate change strategy – to update the 2007 version and respond to the Premier’s Climate … Continue reading

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Transition for Port Augusta

Many of you will be aware that Port Augusta faces an immediate challenge. When Alinta closes the doors of the old coal fired power station, at least 100 jobs will be lost between Port Augusta, Leigh Creek and the towns … Continue reading

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RePower Port Augusta with solar thermal

The Opportunity: The Repower Port Augusta campaign has made many aware that solar thermal energy offers a possible, job rich, alternative to coal. Many investments in renewable energy provide significant investment to international manufacturers of wind or solar energy. Locally … Continue reading

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Innovation component within Pt Augusta Energy Park

Opportunity: The Port Augusta Energy Park proposal for a combined 300MW wind and solar PV power station represents an investment of around $300 million or more. The project’s assessment of its local economic development potential promises some $45million in construction … Continue reading

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Turning all remote towns into renewable micro-grids

Opportunity: The Remote Area Energy Supplies service 2,400 customers in 13 remote towns with some of the most expensive energy in the state – diesel generated electricity (and some renewables). Somewhere between $5-$10 million flow each year to create and … Continue reading

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Community Energy – pathway to a different energy future

I’ve recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship* to investigate ‘Governance and Community Energy’ and this post aims to explain what on earth that might mean. (Image courtesy of corenafund.org) I have been interested in alternative energy systems for my entire … Continue reading

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World first carbon neutral city – what would Adelaide need to do to claim this title?

Pictured above: A rendering of Masdar City, a “smart city” in the United Arab Emirates. By Forgemind ArchiMedia under a Creative Commons license from Flickr.com. Yesterday the Premier of South Australia announced his ambition for Adelaide as a carbon neutral city and alluded … Continue reading

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Interests and updates

I’ve been exploring a range of work – what appeals to me and where I can add value. I heard someone’s journey described as heading toward a mountain, and if you don’t know whether an opportunity is right for you, … Continue reading

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