Category Archives: Energy

Energy Security Taskforce report now public.

The final report of Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce (set up in the wake of Basslink breakdown) has been released. Climate Tasmania is generally pleased with the findings, in particular that it acknowledges and summarises the actual negative impact that climate … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Sequel – now showing

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture now comes the follow-up film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017). Amongst other things it shows what has elapsed in the past ten … Continue reading

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Our submission: Energy Security Taskforce

Following the state energy crisis in early 2016 the state government set up an Energy Security Taskforce. Climate Tasmania has responded to the Taskforce’s Consultation Paper. Our submission emphasised that the short term issue of energy security must not be … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s energy security

How much did the 2016 energy emergency in Tasmania cost in money terms?
How much is it costing us in terms of greenhouse emissions? Continue reading

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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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Biofuels: the need for a sensible conversation

To what extent should biofuels be utilised as a low carbon energy source in Tasmania? Continue reading

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Tasmanian Energy Strategy

Here is our submission to the Tasmanian Governments Draft Energy Strategy – issued in December for public comment. Continue reading

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