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Gippsland Climate Change News July
By Portal Admin - 31st July 2017 - Back to NewsThe website is now getting 450 discrete visitors per month. All posts for July can be viewed at http://petergardner.info/news/ or individual blogs as follows:-
30.7 Community Energy Info Night Bairnsdale
About fifty people attended the information night on Community Energy in Bairnsdale on 20 July run under the auspices of the East Gippsland Shire Council and the Gippsland Climate Council Network (GCCN).
26.7 Prescribed Burns and the Carbon Store
Protecting the bush with low intensity burns has been accepted practice in forest management for many years.
23.7 Chris Barfoot on Pumped Hydro Former Hazelwood employee on renewable energy
My name is Chris Barfoot and I am a board member of the Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCNN). I was asked to write a short blog on pumped hydro and its opportunities.
19.7 Hazelwood’s Barramundi Blues
The end of the Hazelwood Pondage Barramundi experiment is nigh.
16.7 Floating Solar in Gippsland
A recent paper entitled "Proposal for Renewable energy projects in Southern Victoria and Opportunities for Latrobe Valley Development" by Chris Barfoot et al examined the potential for renewable energy to be a major part of a just transition in Gippsland.
12.7 Heyfield Climate Change and jobs
The Victorian Government decision to purchase the Heyfield timber mill to save 250 jobs is recent news.
9.7 Notes on Bairnsdale’s Record Frost
The East Gippsland News (5.7.17) featured Bairnsdale’s record cold frost last Sunday. The report seems fairly accurate but it was accompanied by a front page photo of a wall of ice on a Calulu farm.
5.7 Climate Change & the Media
Nothing annoys me more at the moment than the current treatment of climate change by the media.
2.7 Land Required for Renewable Energy http://petergardner.info/2017/07/land-required-for-renewable-energy/
Recently a friend sent me an article from UK academic Steffan Bohm which outlined some of the problems with the renewable energy revolution and pointed out, correctly, that even if we could change overnight to non-polluting energy we will still have the serious global warming problem to solve.
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About Peter Gardner
Peter is a resident of East Gippsland for almost forty (40) years. He is a member of the Friends of the Library, U3A, East Gippsland Historical Society, Ensay CFA. Swifts Creek/Ensay Landcare Group, the Gippsland Environment Group, the Alternative Technology Association, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History.
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