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In the lead-up to the Paris Climate Change negotiations last December, much new scientific material was published, ranging from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, to major reviews by Academies of Science, the military, as well as multiple new peer reviewed scientific reports.
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If we replaced all the fossil fuelled power stations of the Australian National Electricity Market by commercially available renewable energy systems, how reliable would the renewable electricity supply system be? What would be the respective costs of the 100% renewable energy system, an efficient fossil fuelled system and fossil fuelled systems with hypothetical carbon capture and storage and under what conditions would 100% renewable energy systems break-even with the various fossil fuelled systems? What are the greenhouse gas emissions from each scenario?
This presentation will focus on the development of Light Rail Transport systems (LRT) in city environments like Canberra. The talk will particularly examine experiences from developing LRT projects in the USA, from planning, design, construction and on to operation and maintenance. The talk will cover some of the key issues and risks of LRT projects and will consider examples from numerous projects from around the USA, particularly concentrating on the development of the Portland LRT system.