The latest update of the Victorian Climate Action Calendar
The Calendar covering events from 21 June to 22 August 2015
Some items of interest are featured below.
with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights,
and wind turbines.”– Ban Ki-moon
- UNCONVENTIONAL ONSHORE GAS PRODUCTION, INCLUDING ‘FRACKING – submissions invited
- MAASAI WOMEN LEAD A SOLAR REVOLUTION
- RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES
UNCONVENTIONAL ONSHORE GAS PRODUCTION, INCLUDING ‘FRACKING –
The Victorian Parliament is seeking public views on unconventional onshore gas production, including ‘fracking’. Submissions close 10 July
TOTING PANELS ON DONKEYS, MAASAI WOMEN LEAD A SOLAR REVOLUTION
photo Brian Merchant
Until recently, the people of Magadi, a village in Kenya’s Kajiado County, would have to travel to the nearest market 15 kilometres away to fill up on kerosene. Their young sons had to spend cold nights outside to guard the cattle. Trained in solar panel installation, more than 200 Maasai women have been leading an energy revolution, giving families access to clean, renewable power, and increased safety for the first time.
RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES
by Twidell and Weir
“Solar and wind power are now proven, reliable, ever-cheaper sources of electricity that can play a major role in powering the world.
Along with other long-established renewables such as hydropower, and complemented by improved energy efficiency and appropriate institutional support, they can be key to sustainable development. This book can play a vital role in educating the people who are needed to make it happen.” Professor Martin Green