Sustainability

There will be no sessions on ‘sustainability- behind the news’ in Term 2  but as you can see many of the topics we have discussed are still hot in the press.

For example  

  • The Port Augusta 650million dollar solar project has been abandoned because it could not find finance
  • There is substantial discussion  on the prospects  for  electric cars  and consequences for the grid

https://theconversation.com/australias-electricity-grid-can-easily-support-electric-cars-if-we-get-smart-115294

  • The independent report on the Murray- Darling Basin Plan and fish kills (the Vertessy Report) has been released

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-10/we-wrote-the-report-on-fish-deaths-in-the-darling-river/10988702

  • There is a very good podcast form the ABC Big Ideas on ‘What price nature- can we better conserve  our ecosystems and biodiversity by pacing and economic value on it?’  featuring Charles Massey author of’ The Call of the Reed Warbler’ on regenerative farming.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-economics-of-conservation/10976892

  • You can still catch the last Four Corners program on Australia’s emissions  performance against the  Paris target

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/is-australia-on-track-to-meet-its-paris-emissions-targets/10920500

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