Category: Clean Energy Transition

What a year! Thanks to Lighter Footprints members from Carolyn Ingvarson

What a year! Thanks to Lighter Footprints members from Carolyn Ingvarson

When I look through the events of this year, I am taken aback with the wonderful amount of work in our community that Lighter Footprints members have achieved – our monthly meetings, small group work, forums, submissions and putting the case for climate action,...
Clean Economy transition increases Australian self sufficiency

Clean Economy transition increases Australian self sufficiency

What is a major cause of recent wars? What do we have only 28 days supply of? What would reduce regional tensions, increase Australian resilience and increase the average life expectancy of our military age kids? I am betting that the answer isn’t to be found in...
Anthea Harris: Victorian potential for change

Anthea Harris: Victorian potential for change

  “One of the country’s most experienced climate policy practitioners”. This how Frank Jotzo described Anthea Harris when lamenting the Abbott government’s spree of public servant sackings over carbon predicting her probable demise as the CEO of...
Tom Kompas – the case for a faster transition to a clean economy

Tom Kompas – the case for a faster transition to a clean economy

How can Australia prevent a $584.5 billion dollar loss by 2030? Or a projected cumulation of more than $5 trillion in losses by 2100? Or save $14,000 a household every year over the long term? Professor Tom Kompas works on these problems, and more, to show that the...
Peter Newman – a global perspective on transport and cities of the future

Peter Newman – a global perspective on transport and cities of the future

Transport system visionary, Peter Newman AO, started his journey towards creating a sustainable way of living in cities, when he was a young post-grad. After the sprawling city of Perth, he was so affected by the close living of the people of Delft in Holland where he...