[CAMWEST-discuss] Fw: [Hills_Shire_Bushcare] Free public forum - Ross Garnaut on climate change

Danny Hannan danny_hannan at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 9 11:47:45 EST 2011


G'day Ian,
I have forwarded this e-mail so that you can forward it on to Parracan members who may attend Ross Garnaut's talk.

danny_hannan at yahoo.com

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From: Danny Hannan <danny_hannan at yahoo.com>
To: "Hills_Shire_Bushcare at yahoogroups.com.au" <Hills_Shire_Bushcare at yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 9 June 2011 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Hills_Shire_Bushcare] Free public forum - Ross Garnaut on climate change

Unfortunately Rafiq,
The event was sold out when I tried to book.
I do have some very pertinent and important questions to put.
 
If anyone is going and is prepared to ask my questions!
 
My 2 Questions:
 
Australia imports 80% of our liquid fuel needs and growing, while the International Energy Agency recognises that global Peak Conventional Oil Production was in 2006, the peak in global oil exports was in 2005 and declining with projections of a shortage of supply in 2012 and declining supplies after 2014; both for transportation security into the future and green house gas reduction, wouldn't the best course for transportation infrastructure investment by both state and federal governments be in rail in priority to road based motor transportation?
 
From the government report, Australian Energy Resources Assessment 2010, at 2009 production rates our economic reserves of coal will be depleted in 90 years, with small probability of increasing those economic reserves and projections of doubling coal production within this decade, the life of the reserves comes down to 50 years.  There are also both credible and creditable scientific and statistical analysis that show that global coal production is about to peak and decline with global exports of coal probably already at their peak.  Rather than concentrating on the reduction of CO2 emissions, a negative approach, wouldn't we do better by heavily promoting and investing in renewable energy production?  That way we would both reduce CO2 emission and provide energy security into the future as fossil fuels are depleted.
 
If you have any reservations about these question do refer to http://camwest.pps.com.au/renewable-energy/ , but I do not expect you to believe me, I wouldn't, without doing my own research and the references are all there for you to make up you own mind.
 
Dan

danny_hannan at yahoo.com

From: Rafiqul Huq <rhuq at thehills.nsw.gov.au>
To: "Hills_Shire_Bushcare at yahoogroups.com.au" <Hills_Shire_Bushcare at yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 9 June 2011 10:17 AM
Subject: [Hills_Shire_Bushcare] Free public forum - Ross Garnaut on climate change

  
Free public forum – Ross Garnaut on climate change 
 

Tuesday 21 June, 6.00 -7.30pm
LowerTown Hall , Sydney Town Hall 
 
In November 2010, Ross Garnaut, one of Australia ’s most distinguished and well-known economists, was commissioned to update his 2008 Climate Change Review. Since then, the Garnaut Climate Change Review - Update 2011 has released a series of papers on topics including climate change science and impacts, carbon pricing and the electricity sector. The final report was delivered this week.
Professor Garnaut will be in Sydney on 21 June to discuss the update and present his recommendations for action on climate change.  
Join the City of Sydney at this free, interactive, question and answer-style event, where you can hear from, and question one of the world’s leading authorities on the economics and policy of climate change.
 
Bookings are essential. 

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