Sydney Central

Event Details

First 2014 Branch Meeting - Debunking Renewable Energy Myths and Reframing Australian Energy Futures
February 12, 2014 at 4:00 am

Welcome back! We have an exciting ATA program planned for the year ahead, kicking off with Sydney's own Dr Mark Diesendorf in February. Upcoming topics include electric-powered transport, innovations in solar technology and pragmatic approaches for sustainable home design. We look forward to your involvement throughout the year. Be in touch if you'd like to contribute to the work of the ATA Sydney Central Branch.

Speaker Bio: Dr Mark Diesendorf is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at UNSW. He is a member of a team that is researching how to run the Australian electricity system entirely on renewable energy. Previously, at various times, he was a Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO, Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS, and Director of Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd. His new book, 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change', has just been published and will be available for purchase at the event for a substantially discounted price ($35 cash).

Talk summary: Renewable energy technologies are expanding and their costs are continuing to decline, threatening the business models of the electricity industry and the future of the coal industry. As a result, false myths about renewable energy are being disseminated by these industries and their supporters among politicians and the media. This talk will bust some of the principal myths while demonstrating that a renewable energy future is technically and economically feasible for Australia.

Mark's presentation is available here.

Members and non-members are asked to register by selecting ATTEND at

Location: Wallaby Room, 11th Floor, Telstra Building, 320 Pitt St Sydney

Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Wait in the Telstra Building foyer or outside the door to be escorted to the lifts, then sign-in on arrival upstairs. Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with gold coin donations gratefully accepted.
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