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Fuelling Future Vehicles in Australia: Information Evening

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 5th, 2010

Source: Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Dr David Lamb will highlight the challenges facing Australia. There is a potential risk that oil imports will grow from current levels of 55 percent to more than 80 percent in the next decade, with dramatic effect on Australia’s balance of trade. He will discuss the issues that need to be addressed to reduce Australia’s oil dependence by adopting alternative fuels and technologies such as hybrids and electric cars powered from renewable energy. He will also explain the risks and benefits of the alternatives.

Dr Lamb worked for 28 years in the motor industry in Australia and around the world. From 1992 to 2003 he was Chief Executive of the CSIRO Australian Automotive Technology Centre and was responsible for the CSIRO Low Emission Vehicle project that resulted in two hybrid electric show cars. Now retired from CSIRO, Dr Lamb consults on automotive technology and strategy.

Date: Wednesday 12th May
Venue: Stonnington Depot, 293 Tooronga Road, Malvern
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Limited seating, registration is essential. Go to www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/environmentalevents or call 8290 2061.

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