Mark Diesendorf: New energy solutions both sustainable and reliable

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In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse on 26 November 2014 we have a distinguished guest from New South Wales: renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf, author of the book ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change’.

Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf is one of Australia’s leading sustainable energy analysts, and a Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His principal research is on rapid mitigation of global climate change and, in particular, integrating renewable energy on a large scale into electricity supply-demand systems.



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“My goal is to help promote an ecologically sustainable and socially just society. As part of that goal, I’m working towards a 100% renewable energy system for Australia. I’m also becoming increasingly interested in how to transition to a steady-state economy, that is, one with a low throughput of energy and materials, low land use and no growth in energy, materials, land use or population.”
Mark Diesendorf on Linkedin.com

sustainab-ener-sol-COVERHis most recent book is ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change’ (UNSW Press and Routledge-Earthscan, 2014).

Residents of Australia can obtain a 20 per cent discount when they order the book online from www.newsouthbooks.com.au

The book has a Facebook page – where you can also follow Mark Diesendorf’s activities – on:
facebook.com/SustainableEnergySolutionsForClimateChange

Biography and list of Diesendorf’s recent popular articles and presentations:
www.ies.unsw.edu.au

Opinion piece by Mark Diesendorf in Canberra Times on 17 February 2014:
Liberal government’s ideology threatens renewable energy future

Article by Mark Diesendorf on Friends of the Earth’s website:
Corporate efforts to impede renewable energy

Flyer for the Geelong Clean Energy Forum where Mark Diesendorf gave a presentation.



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100% renewable energy by 2017

Newstead, near Bendigo in Victoria, is to become 100% renewable energy by 2017, and become the state’s first “solar town”. In the run-up to state election, the Labor party has announced it plans a 100% renewable town based on solar and storage, and promises to ensure solar will not be discriminated against by utilities, should Labor be elected as the state’s new government.

» Read more on reneweconomy.com.au



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Election day is the time when all voters can make use of their political impact.

If you live in Victoria and would like to know what the major parties have planned for our environment and energy future, then check out Environment Victoria’s election scorecard: www.environmentvictoria.org.au/scorecard2014



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Growth – is bigger better

In November 2014, Surf Coast Energy Group organised the event ‘Growth – is bigger better’. Excerpts of the presentations have been put together in this 3-minute video



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Cities are key to driving economic growth and fighting climate change. Studies by The New Climate Economy provide real-world examples of how to achieve better patterns of urbanisation and highlight how cities can grow their economies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Published on youtube.com on 25 November 2014



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Embark

Embark Australia is a privately funded, non-profit organisation, governed by an independent board, acting to eliminate the barriers holding back the growth of a powerful, community renewable energy sector in Australia. Whether those barriers are a lack of project funding, specialist information and advice, reflexive opposition or the impact of poor policy settings, Embark’s mission is to help erode them all.

» www.embark.com.au



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Join an organisation or local community group

For instance…

Geelong region
Geelong Sustainability
Transition South Barwon
Surf Coast Energy Group
Barwon Heads Sustainability Group

Melbourne and Victoria
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
350.org Melbourne
Greenpeace

Australia
Solar Citizens



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