The latest update of the Victorian Climate Action Calendar
The Calendar covering events from 29 March to 7 June 2015
A number items of interest are featured below.
– We have the technology and resources to meet all our energyneeds while safeguarding the earth’s climate.
The question is, do we have the will? –
- THE CLIMATE COUNCIL – latest report
- MY CLIMATE TOOL
- ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION – New e-books
Professor Tim Flannery, the Head of the Climate Council, recently launched the Council’s latest report. The report shows that, as all of our major trading partners are investing heavily in renewable energy, and at an increasing pace, Australia has put out the “Closed for business” sign. A good government would be taking advantage of the global renewables boom. When will we get a good government in Australia?
Ever wondered how hot your home gets in summer or how cold it is in winter? Think solar is a good idea but not quite sure if it would work on your roof or if it is worth investing in a rainwater tank? Now you can do your own investigation to help you form answers for these questions.
My Climate Tool (developed by the city of Port Melbourne Council and the CSIRO) will help you understand daytime and night time temperatures for your home in summer and winter and compare it to other homes in your area.
If you are looking at investing in solar, you can also calculate the most appropriate solar system size for your home, together with electricity generation and payback periods. A ceiling insulation calculator and rainwater capture calculator are also featured in this tool.
ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION‘S E-BOOKS
Providing independent advice to households and communities is central to what we do with these e-books. Whether it’s working out the type of rainwater tank you need for your home, or the kind of solar system for your caravan, or all the ways you can keep cool without blowing out your electricity bill, our e-books offer a wealth of information
SOLAR CARAVANS AND ECO CAMPING shhows how you can take to the road and enjoy the bush sustainably. Contains the best articles from ReNew Magazine on off-grid solar and energy-saving appliances for caravans, boats and camping,as well as tips on low-impact travel.
GREEN HOME COOLING How do you passively cool your house to avoid big electricity bills in hot weather? How do windows and insulation work to improve indoor comfort? What are the most energy efficient active cooling systems?
WATER EFFICIENCY AROUND THE HOME is full of great ideas on how you can be wiser in using and storing water – it’s about much more than just buckets and shower timers!
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