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Battery technology: what ActewAGL is doing in Canberra


PUBLIC MEETING

 


Max Feikert


ActewAGL

Battery technology: what ActewAGL is doing in Canberra

 

 

6-7pm Wednesday 25 November 2015


Refreshments from 5.30pm

 


Molony Room

24 Balmain Crescent

Acton (ANU campus)


Organised by ACT Peak Oil

 

Followed by the ACT Peak Oil Inc. Annual General Meeting at 7pm


Further information: Jenny Goldie 0401 921 453

Calendar event download

John Blackburn to speak on "Australia’s Fuel Security - She’ll be right?"


PUBLIC MEETING

 


John Blackburn AO


Author of “Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security” - 2013 report for NRMA

"Australia’s Fuel Security - She'’ll
be right?"

 

Hosted by Shane Rattenbury MLA


Greens Member for Molonglo

 


6-7pm Wednesday 20 May 2015


Refreshments from 5.30pm

 


Legislative Assembly Building


London Circuit, Canberra


Organised by ACT Peak Oil

 


Further information: Jenny Goldie 0401 921 453

Media Release follows below

Professor Norman spoke at ACT Peak Oil AGM on November 26

Presentation by

Professor Barbara Norman


Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Business, Government & Law

"Transport options for Canberra"


ANU Emeritus Faculty

Building 1c, 24 Balmain Crescent

Australian National University ACT 0200


5.30 for 6pm

Refreshments served at 5.30pm

Wednesday 26 November 2014

The address will conclude at 7pm. After a 10 minute break, the AGM of ACT Peak Oil will proceed. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to join.

Public meeting with Senator Ludlum on “Sleepwalking to an oil shock”

Public Meeting

 

 Senator Scott Ludlam

                                                              

“Sleepwalking to an oil shock”

 

7.30 – - 8.30pm Wednesday 9 July 2014

(refreshments from 7pm)

 

ACT Legislative Assembly Building, London Circuit, Canberra

 

Host: Shane Rattenbury MLA, ACT Greens Member for Molonglo

  

Organised by ACT Peak Oil

 

Entry by gold coin donation.

Further information: Jenny Goldie jenny.goldie@optusnet.com.au 0401 921 453

Click for event flyer

Matt Mushalik's speech preceding ACT Peak Oil AGM

Presentation by

Matt Mushalik

"Global crude oil peak started 2005"

Author of CrudeOilPeak.info

Havelock House

85 Northbourne Ave Turner

5.30 for 6pm

Refreshments served at 5.30pm

Thursday 21 November 2013

The address will be followed by Q&A and conclude at 7pm. After a 10 minute break, the AGM of ACT Peak Oil will proceed. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to join.

ACT PEAK OIL SURVEY REVEALS GROWING AWARENESS OF PEAK OIL AMONG THE A.C.T.’S FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES

Media release

 

3 September 2013

 

ACT PEAK OIL SURVEY REVEALS GROWING AWARENESS OF PEAK OIL AMONG THE A.C.T.’S FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES

 

In August 2013 APO surveyed candidates for the 2013 Federal Election for the two ACT Senate seats and the seats of Canberra and Fraser in the House of Representatives.

 

The basis of peak oil theory is that we are using up our oil, the alternatives are not as good and that while we cannot stop the depletion of oil we can get ready for what happens when we cannot produce enough food and transport.

 

All candidates whose contact details were published by the Electoral Commission were invited to participate. They were asked a series of questions regarding their understanding of the decreasing amount of oil and what the government should do about this (Survey is attached).

 

ACT Peak Oil President Edward Smith said ‘I’m delighted to see numerous candidates demonstrating their knowledge of the integral role that oil currently plays in our consumption of food and other goods and the challenge that continued oil depletion poses’

 

He also said, ‘it’s exciting that the Australian Democrats Darren Churchill and the Stable Population Party’s Senate Candidate Mark O’Connor, are openly acknowledging the importance of declining oil supplies’.

 

Andrew Leigh and Chris Sant, Labor candidates for Fraser and the Senate, both attempted to repudiate peak oil and said that ‘the world’s resource base of conventional crude oil should not be seen as a constraint on future oil production, a view supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA).’ 

 

Mr Smith considers that relying on the IEA alone is risky given that the Australian Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) had forecast in BITRE report 117 that oil production would peak in 2017.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/all-evidence-of-this-treachery-went-down-the-memory-hole/story-e6frezz0-1226248729853

 

 

‘Even the NRMA has raised concerns about Australia’s heavy reliance on oil and the rapid damage to our food supply and health systems in the event of oil supply crises’ said Mr Smith.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/doomsday-warning-on-fuel-stock/story-fn59niix-1226587222669

 

Yet even if Dr Leigh has his way and puts off action until 2035, the Hirsch and Bezdek reports from the US Departments of Defence and Energy have said that modern economies would need 20 years of intense effort to make transitions away from oil. This means the crash course in oil independence should be beginning within the next term of government.

 

‘Given the continued uncertainty in the middle east, Australia’s oil dependency should be a matter of high priority in the short term’ he added.

 

The Greens, who have publicly acknowledged the threat of peak oil in the past, declined to participate in the survey. ‘It was very surprising, I can only assume they are reducing their focus on the environment’ Mr Smith said.

 

The Liberal Party had also declined to participate. ‘For a party that purports to be a party of government, the Liberal party’s silence on peak oil is as bizarre as it is unfortunate’.

 

‘I can only speculate that their traditional backers in the small business sector are as yet unaware of how their enterprises would be crippled by collapsing oil supplies and soaring prices’.

 

Further information: Edward Smith - 0422 290 496 or president@actpeakoil.org.au

 

 

 

Thank you Mr Rattenbury

Dear Editor,

ACT Peak Oil applauds TAMS Minister Shane Rattenbury's public acknowledgement of the importance of peak oil in transport planning (Our roads streets ahead. August 3). Peak Oil is as uncomplicated as David Ellery made it out to be: oil supplies are diminishing. ACT Peak Oil proposes that this means petrol and diesel will therefore become more scarce and expensive. We also propose that this is a problem because none of the alternatives match petrochemicals' power to weight ratios, chemical stability and other properties. Many politicians have said we do not have to worry about this but none can refute the very simple aforementioned theory. The first step in ACT Peak Oil's 12 point plan for Canberra 'seeing off the challenge from peak oil' is admitting we have a problem. Thank you Mr Rattenbury.

Edward Smith
President
ACT Peak Oil

Ian Dunlop to speak on Australia's Energy and Climate Change Dilemma

Public Meeting


Ian Dunlop

— leading energy and climate change analyst






"Australia's Energy & Climate Change Dilemma

- the case for emergency action"

Hosted by Shane Rattenbury, MLA, ACT Greens Member for Molonglo


Legislative
Assembly


196 London Circuit, Canberra

5.30 - 6.30pm


Thursday 23 May 2013


Refreshments available from 5pm

Strategies for Sustainability with Nicole Foss

Strategies for Sustainability
with
Nicole Foss
Sunday, 7 April 2013
It is no secret that we are living in interesting and challenging times, and collaborative strategies for sustainability are what we need if we are to address our planetary emergency head-on. 

 

Nicole Foss, an internationally recognised expert on sustainability and finance, is returning to Mulloon Creek Natural Farms to explain the links between the converging pressures facing the globe - peak oil, financial crisis, and climate change - and the implications for our everyday lives and what we can do to address them.

Dinner with Nicole Foss

ACT Peak Oil, Nature and Society Forum and Sustainable Population Australia

invite you to

Dinner with Nicole Foss

acclaimed international expert on energy and the economy

7pm Wednesday 10 April 2013

Brassey Hotel

Belmore Gardens, Barton

$55 per ticket for two course meal. Drinks available at the bar. Nicole will answer questions for half an hour. Money must be received by 12pm, Monday 8 April.

See flyer for further details.

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