Climate, greenhouse and renewable energy
Inaudible sound from turbines operating on wind farms does not affect human health, according to a recent review by the Victorian Department of Health. The review found that typical sound pressure for people living less than a kilometre from a wind turbine is actually lower than many other common environmental noises.
|June 5, 2013|
|11:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
This national day of action encourages people to make their voices heard as politicians decide what price on pollution and how much of the revenue will be spent on clean energy. Rallies will be held in most major capital cities across Australia.
Melbourne - State Library, 11am
Sydney - Prince Alfred Park, 11am
Other cities - See link.
Plans to upgrade electricity transmission infrastructure between South Australia and Victoria will allow South Australia to export more excess wind power and help Victoria decrease its dependence on fossil fuel. The $108 million upgrade will increase transmission capacity by approximately 40 per cent and is scheduled to be completed by 2016.
Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian Greens have initiated a senate inquiry into the potential health impacts of air pollution from sources such as coal mining and power stations. A submission from the Australian Medical Association warns that ultrafine particles in the atmosphere pose a serious threat to human health.
Stanford researchers estimate that all the solar panels operating around the world produced enough energy last year to offset the energy it took to manufacture them. The power used to make solar panels is often overlooked in renewable energy efficiency analysis and is still primarily generated by fossil fuels.
Huff Post Green
A researcher and bioengineer from Rice University says genetically modified combined strains of the E. coli bacteria could be used to convert plant waste into synthetic diesel fuel or oil-like lubricants using a patent-pending fermentation process.
|May 16, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||9:30 pm|
Climate Action group Lighter Footprints is holding a public forum on “Flicking the Switch to Renewable Energy” on May 16, 2012, from 7-9.30pm at St. Aidan’s Uniting Church (17-21 Duggan St, North Balwyn).
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