While over a million Australian house-owners have placed solar panels on their roof, only very few community-owned renewable energy projects have been launched, for instance where citizens buy a share in a wind farm or a larger solar power plant.
The Sustainable Hour on 19 March 2014 looks into our choice between free and clean energy along with a safer climate on one hand, and expensive, polluting burning of carbon combined with catastrophic climate-doom with economic collapse on the other.
“Renew Geelong!”, everyone says – but how? For a start by creating a new narrative around how we deal with the employment crisis that Geelong is currently experiencing. In Chinese writing, the word ‘crisis’ is made up of two signs
The sky over Geelong is covered with dark clouds, but in the radio studio at 94.7 The Pulse during this hour it is going to be sunny – talking solar power, megawatts and feed-in tarifs up and down the walls.
On 26 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse was all about energy: community-powered energy and the shift from using coal and gas to solar and wind. We live in a democracy. But… how democratic are our energy
On 19 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse looked into what the role of arts and icons could in times of crisis – the climate change crisis as well as the employment crisis which Geelong’s residents are
On 12 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse looked into what the advantages of solar heating and cooling are, the film Mining the Truth, the Earthworker initiative, and a windpowered Sea Dragon Guest in the studio: Phil
On 5 February 2013, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse embarked on an ‘Eco-Energy Quest’ together with Surf Coast councillor Eve Fisher who just returned from a study tour which took her to the United States, Canada, Germany and
Rodney Thomas, Manager of City of Greater Geelong’s Environment & Waste Services, was guest in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 22 January 2014. He talked about Geelong’s new environment strategy, which has been published in a draft
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