Tag Archive: Sustainability

Solar – not so intermittent – Sustainable Engineering meeting 14/11

Join members of FOE-Adl’s Clean Futures Collective at this meeting hosted by Sustainable Engineering.

Solar – Not so Intermittent
Mon 14/11
5:30pm Flinders Uni building Vic Square
by Sustainable Engineering
SolarReserve – CSP with molten salt energy storage technology
SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects headquartered in California, USA with offices in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and Europe. The company has commercialised a proprietary advanced solar thermal technology with integrated energy storage that enables firm, fully dispatchable, non-intermittent electricity to be generated from the sun, day or night. SolarReserve has successfully financed and constructed more than US$1.8 billion of large scale solar projects worldwide, with development and long-term power contracts for 482 megawatts of solar projects. Daniel will discuss SolarReserve Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with molten salt energy storage technology, its operational Crescent Dunes project and provide an update on SolarReserve’s plans to build the Aurora Solar Energy Project in Port Augusta, the first of a number of projects planned for South Australia.

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Invitation to Defend Renewables meeting 22 Nov

Victoria’s Yes2Renewables campaign is expanding to South Australia and you are invited to be part of it. Individuals and renewables campaign groups such as Friends of the Earth Adelaide’s Clean Futures Collective, Solar Citizens, Climate Emergency Action Network, and Australian Youth Climate Coalition are joining together to defend renewables in SA.

Next meeting Tuesday 22 November, 6.30pm at the Joinery 111 Franklin St
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Yes2Renewables Team photo 8 November 2016 – please join us!

RENEWABLE ENERGY IS UNDER ATTACK!

South Australia is a renewable energy success story. The state is fast approaching 50% renewables and has booming solar, energy storage, and wind power sectors.

This success has made South Australia public enemy #1 for the fossil fuel lobby, who will do anything to stop our transition to 100% renewables.

In July, the fossil fuel lobby and their boosters in the media blamed renewable energy for price spikes caused by big coal and gas copanies gaming the market. And in September they blamed a blackout on renewables rather than the obvious cause: a one-in-fifty-year storm.

The fossil fuel lobby is prepared to sacrifice South Australian jobs, investment in regional communities, and our climate to protect their own interests.

In Novermber, community members met up at The Joinery in Adelaide to kick off a grassroots campaign to defend South Australia’s renewable energy leadeship.

We’re fired up and ready for action, but we’re going to need a hand… Will you join us at the next meeting of the Yes 2 Renewables Adelaide action group?

You’ll meet fellow community members who want to rollout renewables. Snacks and beverages will be available. And no prior knowledge is needed.

Attendees will find out about our strategy to defend South Australia’s renewable energy leadership, secure jobs and investment, and ramp up action on climate change. Most importantly, we’ll start taking action together.… Read more >>

100% Renewables Roadshow Mon Oct 31

Solar Citizens and GetUp! invite you to The 100% Renewables Roadshow!

Join members of FOE Adelaide’s Clean Futures Collective at this event.

Monday October 31, 2016 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Goodwood Community Centre
32-34 Rosa St
Goodwood, SA 5034

“An orderly transition to 100% renewable electricity is not only 100% doable, it will mean a better, fairer and cheaper energy system for all Australians. The Homegrown Power Plan is a policy roadmap, designed by some of the brightest minds in the business, which shows how we can repower the country with 100% renewable power by 2030. From October 2016, Solar Citizens is taking the Homegrown Power Plan on the road with forums in key towns and cities across the country.

“Join us as we dive into the plan to transition Australia to 100% renewable power by 2030. You’ll hear from incredible speakers and get the chance to hear where local politicians stand – and hold them to account!

“Our stellar lineup of great speakers will be announced soon!

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30 start.

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Forum: How Climate Change will Hurt Australia’s Poor 21 Oct

How Climate Change will Hurt Australia’s Poor

Friday 21 October
3pm-4:30pm
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
The Parade
Norwood

This forum, part of Power To The Poor – Silent No More (Anti-Poverty Week Conference), will explore the impacts of change change on Australia’s poor, including the unemployed, pensioners, sole parents, the homeless, and others on low incomes.

Speakers will include Dr. Scott Hanson-Easy and Dr. Danielle Every, from the Vulnerable Communities Network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

These impacts, including major health issues, more severe weather, rising energy costs, and others effects, will make life even harder for those already living in poverty, and out of work.

So what can we do? What does climate change mean for our fight for a more egalitarian, just society?

INFO: E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com P: 0411 587 663
W: antipovertynetworksa.org/conference

Hosted by ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK SA and WOMEN IN POVERTY, and supported by UNITING COMMUNITIES.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Day – Sat Oct 8

Join FOE Affiliate Market Forces for a national day of action on Saturday Oct 8.

Where: Hindmarsh Square – Corner Grenfell and Pulteney Streets
When: 11am
Facebook event page

“Be part of actions all around Australia and help us send a message to the big banks: “If you choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!”

The big banks have broken their promises to help keep global warming below two degrees.

Since publicly supporting the Paris agreement’s two degree limit, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac have loaned a combined $5.6 billion to fossil fuels around the world.

It’s time to send the big banks a clear message: “If you choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!”

That’s exactly the message we’ll be sending on 8 October 2016, giving customers the power to take a stand against the banks dirty lending activities on a national day of action.

If you don’t want your savings being used to finance projects that destroy the environment and make climate change worse, sign up to join us on Divestment Day 2016!”… Read more >>