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Monday, November 30, 2009

Windpower; successful integration in Denmark?



Energinet is the power provider in Denmark.

"Denmark has become world champ when it comes to harnessing the otherwise tough-to-control wind energy in the power system. But how? This is precisely what this film wants to clarify."

How can understandings gleaned from Denmark assist Australia? Have we maximised wind power options in our suite of potential sustainable solutions?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

End of the Line


Dr Sylvia Earle told the audience at her 2009 seminar in Brisbane that 90 percent of the big fish in the ocean have already been taken. What does it mean?

Perhaps the film End of the Line being presented by AMCS (Australian Marine Conservation Society) will provide some perspective on how this affects us and how what we do can make a difference.

"Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. The End of the Line is the world's first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing."

Brisbane Premiere:
When: Tuesday 8th December, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: The Regent, 167 Queen St, Brisbane City
Tickets: $15 - click here for more information

Darwin Screening:The Australian Marine Conservation Society in partnership with The Environment Centre Northern Territory present this internationally acclaimed film in Darwin.
When: 6:30pm Thursday 26 November 2009
Where: Darwin Museum Theatrette
Tickets: $10, to reserve tickets please call Prue Barnard on (08) 8941 7461 or email pruebarnard@amcs.org.au

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Solar goes underground!

Hidden fibres capture solar power
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/11/10/2738182.htm?

Something interesting from ABC Science Discovery News. The first 3-D solar panel systems have been developed that can work underground. New panels could be unobtrusive and placed in walls or under the house instead of roof tops.

What's special about the South West Coast?

Pretecting our natural treasures


Itchy fins? Have a look at this interesting clip regarding the south west corner of Australia. It was generated by Wild Australia and their website tells us that "Wild Australia is a program that recognizes that protecting Australia's significant biological resources means stemming the loss of critical habitat, managing competition from invasive species, re-establishing wildfire patterns, and curtailing the diversion of water and other development related factors that accelerate habitat loss."