Concerned about Peak Oil and Canberra's energy future?
Your leader (‘Yesterday’s fuel’ August 3rd2013) is correct in asserting that advances in automotive efficiency and certain environmental (essentially energy efficiency) policies will ceteris paribus reduce global demand for oil. This is precisely why so many peak oil organisations are lobbying explicitly for incentives for energy efficiency, such as replacing or reducing income taxes with the introduction or increase of oil and gas taxes.
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.
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
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.
Richard Heinberg spoke at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Opera House. The video is available here
While in Australia Richard Heinberg has featured in the media recently:
No going back for Arctic
When Arctic sea-ice levels finally hit the anticipated record low this week, I felt a mixture of fear and panic (Arctic sea-ice levels on the verge of record low, GW, 31 August). Trend lines on graphs of sea-ice extent show the Arctic could be ice-free as early as September 2015 and almost certainly by 2020. With more exposed ocean absorbing more radiation and less ice to reflect it, a positive feedback mechanism has been set in train.
Community radio station 2XX has made available Richard Heinberg's talk from September 21:
ACT Peak Oil is pleased to announce acclaimed author and Peak Oil expert Richard Heinberg will be in Canberra to speak at a local event on Friday September 21 at ANU Manning Clark Theatre 1, 7pm
Richard Heinberg is touring Australia as a guest of Sustainable Population Australia and sustainable population activist Dick Smith. The Canberra leg of his tour is cosponsored by ACT Peak Oil, The Australia Institute, Nature and Society Forum and See-Change.
UPDATE: Tour itinerary available
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