Science & Innovation

Lessons Learned to Drop Power Bills

Greens (WA) Housing spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC, said that the lessons learned from the Perth Solar City program by Western Power can make great leaps to reduce household power bills.

“The Greens see a win-win for households and the environment in maximising energy efficiency and reducing energy waste. The less we use, the less we have to produce,” Ms MacLaren said.
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Greens release plan for solar panels on every public housing home

The Greens have unveiled a $68 million plan to slash the power bills of some of the state’s poorest families and pensioners while cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 74,000 tonnes a year.

The plan would see 1.5kW solar systems installed on the roofs of every public and community housing dwelling across the state.
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Low Emission Vehicles —Stamp Duty

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[COUNCIL —Thursday, 20 September 2012] p6281b-6281b Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

Low Emission Vehicles —Stamp Duty

5765. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Finance representing the Treasurer
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Invitation to Fremantle Community Wind Farm Launch Party

Join us at the North Fremantle Bowling Club to hear more about an exciting proposal to develop a community owned, renewable energy project around Rous Head Harbour, the front lawn of the State.
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Nanotechnology and the Environment

Feb 8 2012 18:00

Hosted by: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS)

When: Wednesday 8th February, 2012

Where: River View Rooms 4 & 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
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Sustainable Energy Futures: A Public Forum

Apr 19 2011 17:30

How can we decarbonise and decentralise our electricity grid? Come along and discuss this with international expert Allan Jones and a panel of Western Australian professionals in this field.

Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time:
5:30 pm
Venue:
Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William St, Fremantle
Cost:
Free
RSVP:
By April 15 to events@fremantle.wa.gov.au or 9432 9945

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2011 could be a happy new year on the climate front

"Earlier this month while travelling in California and Oregon in the US, I noted a positive increase in energy efficient housing, hybrid and electric vehicles, marketing organic foods and wines and even organic cotton clothing," said Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren.

"Now, the Australian Greens are welcoming President Obama’s announcement that greenhouse gas emissions from several sources are to be capped.

“If the USA can take these progressive steps in their sour economic climate, then surely our booming WA economy can take great strides forward in 2011,” added Ms MacLaren.

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The Future of Renewable Energy in Australia

Oct 27 2010 18:30

As part of Conservation Week 2010, the Sustainable Energy Now Committee have arranged a social evening this Wednesday with a short talk jointly presented by our Chair Steve Gates, Secretary Tim Barling and Vice-Chair Angus King with plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.   Read more »

Talk On The Smart Distribution System

Nov 1 2010 06:00

Sustainable Energy Now (SEN) presents a talk on the 'Smart Distribution System' by guest speaker Prefessor Peter Wolfs, Western Power Chair at Curtin University.

When: Monday November 1, 6pm

Where: Lotteries House, 2 Dehli Street West Perth (next to City West train station)

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