A free 1 hour webinar was held today 9 September 2020 with over 3000 attendees. The topic was “A Plan for Planet A”. This was hosted by the Australia Institute and was a great success. The session was a follow up to the 3 part series “Fight for Planet A” held over successive weeks on the ABC recently and is now available on iView . A recording of the webinar will be available shortly on the Australia Institute Website.
Some ideas from the webinar included:
1. Purchase green energy if you can’t afford rooftop solar
2. Hybrid cars have very low emissions. They often have double the range of the fuel only versions.
3. Australia needs 79% of our electricity to come from renewables to meet Australia’s Paris commitments.
4. There are currently 38 fast charging stations in NSW
5. We need to get the national electricity objective modified to encompass decarbonisation benefits.
6. Consider changing from the Big 4 banks to one not supporting fossil fuels.
7. Newcastle Council have a climate tracker in Civic Square as an electronic notice board since the early 2000s.
Lots more. Check it out yourself.