ACT Events

Planet Under Pressure Conference

Mon, 2012-04-02 11:33 -- adminssee

Professor Will Steffen is a climate science expert and researcher, and the Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University, Canberra.  He also serves on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and as a Climate Commissioner.  He has also served as the Science Adviser to the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Solar electricity – getting better all the time

Mon, 2011-11-14 20:30 -- adminssee

Solar electricity is continually dropping in price, and the solar industry is doubling in size every 20 months.  It is predicted that in some markets, the price of solar electricity will be the same as conventional electricity within a few years.  This presentation will give an overview of solar electricity worldwide and a summary of the latest research on using nanotechnology to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar cells.

Sustainable Development in Australia’s National Capital: Results from Online Forum Participation"

Mon, 2011-11-14 20:14 -- adminssee
Abstract:Public participation in Sustainable Development Planning (SDP) of large modern cities represents significant challenges to governments, public agencies and those responsible for developing infrastructure. In the case of Canberra, Australia’s national capital, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government took an innovative approach to citizen participation and involvement.

The role of economists and engineers in the pursuit of sustainability

Mon, 2011-11-14 18:28 -- adminssee

In the pursuit of sustainability there is much talk about the need to increase energy efficiency but much less discussion about what this actually means. When economists and engineers talk about efficiency they are rarely talking about the same thing, with economists typically focusing on money and engineers more often focusing on electrons. For example, economists believe it is efficient to leave the lights on all night if the person paying the bill dislikes turning them on an off more than they dislike paying their electricity bill.

Canberra's Sustainable House

Mon, 2011-11-14 18:23 -- adminssee

Canberra’s Sustainable House has a clear vision to showcase the worlds best in sustainability technologies and lifestyle. Sharing innovation, providing inspiration and delivering education to the Canberra and surrounding regions and the wider global community. Nick will showcase his Sustainable House located in Ainslie, and provide tips and ideas for all of us interested in sustainability at home.


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