Cut through the spin and find fresh solutions to Victoria's summer heat and energy problems!
Toss energy experts Dylan McConnell and Ric Brazzale your trickiest questions, and find out more about how Victoria could lever affordable approaches like demand management, energy efficiency and load shedding into effective remedies for those summertime energy blues.
Lighter Footprints is excited to present Prof Tom Kompas, Prof Peter Newman and Anthea Harris on the benefits of a low carbon economy, and the case for a faster transition.
Tom Kompas is an expert in Environmental Economics and is the lead author of a high level business case on a faster transition to a clean economy for Victoria and Queensland. His work details avoiding the massive costs of inaction (conservatively $584 billion by 2030), and three to one benefits for a faster transition to a clean economy. Peter Newman AO is an IPCC Lead Author and a much lauded sustainability expert. He will bring global perspectives and a vision of what living the clean economy could bring to communities. Anthea Harris leads the newly formed Energy Group at DEWLP and brings a Victorian perspective.
Our modern industrial agricultural monocultures are a vast climate problem but agriculture should be a source of climate innovation, reducing emissions and restoring our soils.
Conventional agriculture has led to loss of soil carbon, declining soil productivity and desertification, and in the face of heat, droughts and floods, this has become worse.
The hydrogen economy is coming whether we like it or not. Can we get a place in the game, and take up hydrogen’s massive export opportunities in a carbon constrained world?
Soon the hydrogen economy will be humming. Are we going to be left out in the cold?
Household scraps or valuable garden compost? Rubbish or biochar? Broken bottles or tougher roads? Let's apply our imagination in building a better future.
Waste management is a key area to lower carbon emissions and build value instead of costs.