Tasmania’s energy security

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Apr 052016
 

How much is the current energy emergency in Tasmania costing in money?
How much is it costing us in terms of greenhouse emissions?

Hydro storage levels
(Hydro Tasmania’s declining storage levels)

On March 31 Co-convenor of Climate Tasmania, Phil Harrington, delivered a presentation at the University of Tasmania with the aim of encouraging wider discussion on what Tasmania’s responses should be.

Phil’s presentation can be downloaded here.

Snapshot of power generation in real time

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Mar 302016
 
Snapshot of power generation in real time

A wonderful resources: By hovering your mouse over the live graphic below you can see how much energy is being used and from where it is being sourced.

The data displayed is updated at frequent intervals.

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Let us help you write a submission

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Mar 042016
 
Let us help you write a submission

Here’s your invitation to our free forum where we will help to unpack the government’s Draft Climate Change Strategy.

Following Tasmania’s eventful Summer this is an opportune time for the government to be engaging the community.

Deadline for submissions: 25th March 2016.

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Invitation to our future ‘Vision’ forum

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Oct 152015
 
Invitation to our future 'Vision' forum

This is the fourth in our information forums being held in 2015.

Climate Tasmania members Professor Jan McDonald, Phil Harrington, Matthew Pitt, David Hamilton and Margaret Steadman will be presenting scenarios along the lines of: “What if….”

Followed by your chance to join in the conversation.

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Massive open online course: It’s free!

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Sep 052015
 
Massive open online course: It's free!

Climate Change: a question of justice? In the lead up to the all important Paris climate summit here’s your chance to engage on one of the most important issues of all for the world community. This is a free open online course put on by Infernum and Lund University (Sweden). All you need is the

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Where do Tasmania’s carbon emissions come from?

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Sep 042015
 
Where do Tasmania's carbon emissions come from?

Tasmania has already reached its long term emissions reductions target (60% below 1990 levels by 2050) way ahead of schedule!

On the face of it this totally unexpected success seems to be illogical and unbelievable, particularly because it can be argued that almost nothing significant has been done on the mitigation policy front to achieve that goal. So how did it come about? What is the story behind this story?

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Facing up to climate change risks

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Aug 282015
 
Facing up to climate change risks

Climate Tasmania held the third of its information forums on August 24. Here we looked into the major risks that Tasmania faces as the world’s climate heats up, and likely implications for Tasmanian society.

This forum focussed on three major risks that Tasmania is likely to face: 1) an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires 2) an accelerating increase in sea level rise and 3) significant implications for human health. To explore these themes we invited expert speakers in each of these three areas to provide presentations.

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Invitation to climate risk forum

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Aug 132015
 
Invitation to climate risk forum

Drought – catastrophic bushfires – extreme temperatures – habitat disruption – human migration – crop damage – coastal erosion – spread of diseases.

• What are the main climate change risks that Tasmania will face?

• How well are we prepared to deal with those risks?

• How good is Tasmania’s risk information?

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