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Priority 2 for Energy Change, The Sustainable Cities Round Table, 20 May 2009

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on June 10th, 2009

Priority 2 for Energy Change‘ is an outcome from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009. Audience members were asked: “In your perspective, what are the three things that need to happen for energy?” Ie. if were going to address climate change what are the most important things that we and others around us can do? This is their response for Priority 2. The data is shown as it was collected – there has been no analysis at this stage at all.

Priority 2
    Open markets for decentralized electricity generation from renewable sources.  Including incentives for implementation.
    Government support eg policies, incentives, drivers etc
    Regulations
    Need users o reject the business as usual approach
    Large scale solar projects
    Initiating community food gardens
    High price for carbon pollution emitters for each unit of pollution
    De-emphasize CCS
    Energy efficiency existing homes-retrofit 10% per year (and educate home owners)
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Priority 1 for Energy Change, The Sustainable Cities Round Table, 20 May 2009

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on June 10th, 2009

Priority 1 for Energy Change‘ is an outcome from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009. Audience members were asked: “In your perspective, what are the three things that need to happen for energy?” Ie. if were going to address climate change what are the most important things that we and others around us can do? This is their response for Priority 1. The data is shown as it was collected – there has been no analysis at this stage at all.

Priority 1
    Build a systems of clean, renewable energy straight away so we have zero carbon environment
    Mass reforestation campaigns and programs ie 1 million ha planted per yr now in Victoria
    Cut government ties to the coal industry
    A clear vision of a 100% renewable energy future
    Proper pricing of carbon
    Stop using coal
    Stop exporting coal
    Tackle influence of fossil fuel and coal industry
    Eliminate electric storage of hot water
    Political will and leadership from government to make decisions that are long term focused
    Work with communities to empower them to change-transforming this difficult and often disempowering situation into one that reunites people in a local and positive way
    Generating clean technology alongside behavioural change to wanting to be energy efficient
    A CPRS with a serious, challenging target
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Priority 3 for Energy Change, The Sustainable Cities Round Table, 20 May 2009

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on June 10th, 2009

Priority 3 for Energy Change‘ is an outcome from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009. Audience members were asked: “In your perspective, what are the three things that need to happen for energy?” Ie. if were going to address climate change what are the most important things that we and others around us can do? This is their response for Priority 3. The data is shown as it was collected – there has been no analysis at this stage at all.

Priority 3
    Plug in hybrid electric vehicles
    Relocate old houses rather than be demolished into strips then to become landfill.  Use of recycled materials for buildings-achieve energy ratings points
    New innovations
    Public transport
    Industry efficiencies
    Consume less
    Policy change, away from CCS towards renewables and at the same time preparing people for decrease in energy availability (renewables wont cope with current energy consumption)
    Investment
    Reduce packaging (waste)
    Signal the end of coal as primary energy source in Australia-Turn it into a sunset industry
    Less consumption.  Less energy/recycling/waste
    Invest in renewables
    Strong target of 100% renewable energy by 2020
    Needs strong and public champion
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