[ASC-list] RiAus Events: TCASE#3: Future Renewables

Stephan Kern SKern at riaus.org.au
Thu Aug 26 00:22:02 UTC 2010

For ASC members in Adelaide- come along to the third instalment of the Thinking Critically About Sustainable Energy.

For interstate members, videos of the first two events are now available online.

The TCASE#2:Established Renewable


and TCASE#1: Our Fossil Fuel Future


Thinking critically about sustainable energy: Future renewables

Wednesday 1st September
6.00 - 7.30pm
The Science Exchange

Free but booking essential: http://www.riaus.org.au/events/2010/09/01/thinking_critically_about_sustainable_energy_future_renewables.jsp
Renewable energy is seen by many as an opportunity to tap into unlimited supplies of energy generated from natural resources, with the benefit of little or no pollution. While solar and wind power generation have been steadily developed over the last 50 years both systems still suffer from efficiency and supply issues. Because of this, there has been much interest in developing a second generation of renewable resources that can cope with base load energy demands.

In the last decade both geothermal and marine energy have been identified as power sources potentially capable of supplying our ever-increasing energy demands. Geothermal energy taps into the vast amount of heat in the earth's core and marine energy utilises the enormous amount of renewable energy in our oceans, all without carbon emissions. More recently, energy from biomass has also been identified as a viable option due to its high energy output with little or no net CO2 emissions.

These renewable resources show enormous potential in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, but can they really deliver the cost-effective base load power they promise and just how long will it be before we can integrate these new power sources into the existing grid? Join us as panel members Susan Jeanes (Australian Geothermal Energy Association), Alan Major<http://www.riaus.org.au/public/redirect.jsp?id=2716> (Tenax Energy) and Steve Schuck (Bioenergy Australia) discuss the future for these three exciting technologies in detail with Barry Brook<http://www.riaus.org.au/public/redirect.jsp?id=2159>.

This event is the third of six public forums aimed at providing a comprehensive examination of sustainable energy technologies and critical evaluation of their potential for reducing carbon emissions. Come along, hear what the experts think and ask your own questions about how solar and wind power might fit into a sustainable future.

In association with the Centre for Energy Technology, Environment Institute<http://www.adelaide.edu.au/environment/cet/>/Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources<http://www.adelaide.edu.au/imer/>.

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