When: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building), Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue.
Please note: this meeting space is upstairs, so it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Melbourne University/Swanston St’ Stop #1 (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 402 to Stop#51572 ‘Melbourne University/Grattan St (Carlton)’. Walk to corner of Grattan St and Bouviere St.
Presentation: With constantly falling costs and rising efficiencies, wind energy is poised to become one of the cornerstones of Australia’s clean electricity grid. What is the current state of wind in Australia and how might it develop in coming decades?
While wind farms can bring significant economic and social benefits to regional Australia, communities have also challenged industry to come up with new ways to share these benefits and adapt large-scale infrastructure projects to local needs. We’ll look at how industry has risen to this challenge and investigate relevant case studies.
Speaker: Andrew Bray is the founding National Coordinator of the Australian Wind Alliance, a community advocacy group championing wind power as a means to fight climate change and deliver benefits to local communities. He has a background in community organising and climate advocacy and before that careers in music and computer programming.
* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for this event.
We hope to see you on the evening.
Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and Peter Wonfor, Renew Melbourne branch committee.
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