Achieving Sustainable Transport: ATA EV Meeting
|23 March , 2011|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Speaker – Patrick Hearps of BZE (http://www.beyondzeroemissions.org/)
Convenor: Mario Giannattilio
- How can we achieve an emission free transport system?
- Where do bikes and e-bikes fit in?
- What do we do with freight deliveries?
- What about long distance travel?
- What are the problems that have to be overcome?
Patrick Hearps is a Chemical Engineer and is currently a Research Fellow in Energy & Transport Systems at the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute. He was a lead author on the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan and is now co-ordinating the ZCA Transport Plan.
Patrick will give a brief overview of the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, released in mid 2010 which details how Australia could be powered by 100% renewable energy in ten years. He will then talk about the progress to date on the Zero Carbon Australia Transport plan, currently underway, which will detail the requirements for a transport system compatible with a zero-emissions future. The main focus of this is electric vehicles in combination with upgraded and extended electric rail networks for freight & passenger transport, covering all aspects of intracity and inter-regional travel, which can be run of 100% renewable electricity.
Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm, in the Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus.
See the ATA EV website for more information.