Archive Events VIC

Transitioning Built Environment to Zero Net Emissions by 2050
Date:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Drushti Chandarana, Professor Sujeeva Setunge, Michael Li
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
This event explores emissions from infrastructure materials and how we might transition the sector to net zero emissions by 2050. When and how do we start planning for an orderly transition? What are the roles of Government and the market? Can we find the material and energy solutions to meet predicted demands?
The Sustainable Hydrogen/Ammonia Economy
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr. Patrick Hartley, Mr Martin Hablutzel & Mr Tim Forcey
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
Clean hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and feedstock that can enable deep decarbonisation across the energy and industrial sectors. Australia has the resources and skills to build an economically sustainable domestic and export hydrogen industry which can help meet emissions targets by replacing fossil fuels in transport, mining and power generation, and address concerns around energy security.
Climate and Carbon Challenges
Date:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Assoc Prof Malte Meinshausen, & Mr Tom Yankos
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
This event will examine the opportunities and challenges for Australia and especially, the engineering profession, to reshape its industries and society to meet the global challenge of emissions reductions required to meet the safe climate goals set at the 2015 Paris climate conference and reviewed at COP24 2018 in Poland. The topic will be addressed from perspectives of (a) latest scientific assessments on climate and emissions trends; and (b) challenges for the engineering profession in responding to industry transformations necessitated by a carbon constrained future.
Closing the Loop – Waste to products
Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
David Rako and Clinton Habner
Venue:
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
With China no longer taking our waste, Governments and the recycling industry are responding, however the "War on Waste" has a long way to go to achieve sustainable outcomes according to industry consultant David Rako. ResouceCo processes 2M tonnes of waste p.a. operating in all eastern states. Manager Clinton Habner will overview capability and operations with case studies including commercially sustainable alternative Fuel and Tyre Recycling to clean up stockpiles
Community engagement in Power
Date:
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
TBA
Venue:
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
TBA
A Sustainability Approach to Metropolitan People Movement
Date:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Ian Espada, Prof Graham Currie, Ms Katie Dickson
Venue:
31/600 Bourke Street
Synopsis:
This seminar will look at three modes of metropolitan transport, cars, public transport and active transport (walking and cycling). It will give a perspective on how sustainable each mode may be in meeting EA’s sustainability policy.
Energy for the Future
Date:
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Richard Manasseh, Mr Graham Palmer and Mr Martin Hablutzel
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
This seminar will examine some options and issues associated with Australia's energy future, including novel technologies and economics, in particular energy return for energy invested. Attendees will gain an insight into emerging technologies and energy investment returns.
Climate and Energy - Risks and Opportunities
Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Ian Thomas, Dr Graeme Pearman and Mr David Blowers
Venue:
Innovation Hub (lower level) Engineers Australia, L 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
Transformations to Australia's energy generation and consumption are being driven by the twin imperatives of climate change mitigation and technology innovation. Our electricity systems are under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of the September 2016 blackout in South Australia. We are committed as a nation to achieve emissions reductions made following the 2015 Paris climate conference.  What is the role of Engineers in delivering these commitments and what are the transition risks? What scope is there to improve energy efficiency in key sectors such as buildings and transport. What policy measures are needed to meet challenges of the future?  This seminar will focus on these crucial issues."
Rapid transition to low carbon economy, Engineering in a +2C world, Limits, Risks, Education
Date:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Karl Braganza (Bureau of Meteorology), Mr Ian Dunlop, Mr Michael Nolan (AECOM)
Venue:
Innovation Hub (lower level) Engineers Australia, L 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
This event will look at the impacts of global warming will have on the Australian landscape, ecosystems, water availability, agriculture, oceans and our infrastructure. The risks and urgency of action to address a crises rapidly becoming beyond human control will be presented and discussed.
Renewable Energy - Fostering Innovation
Date:
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Oliver Yates, CEO Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ms Sarah McLeod, AGL Energy Limited and Dr Stephen Bygrave, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions
Venue:
Auditorium, Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
The energy sector and particularly electricity generation offers great opportunities to reduce emissions by transitioning to low or no emissions technologies. This seminar will cover aspects of fostering this transition from perspectives of an investor, a major energy company and a community organisation.

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