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Debate: Should Australia embrace a nuclear future?

Ben Heard, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Adelaide recently spoke at a briefing session at the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). The session debated the pros and cons and policy around the peaceful use of nuclear power by Australia. Ben Heard discussed the case for nuclear […]

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Coming event: Can Australia become a low-carbon energy superpower?

A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide will hear from one of Australia’s best-known commentators on the economics of energy and climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut AO. On Tuesday 23 June, Professor Garnaut will present the 2015 Luxton Memorial Lecture at the University, entitled: Australia: Energy Superpower of the Low-Carbon World. He will […]

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Research Tuesdays: “Where will we source our Energy?” presentation now online

The latest Research Tuesdays presentation “Where will we source our energy?” is now online. This was a special end of year event featuring five panellists, including Professor Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute. The topic of this presentation is particularly pertinent after last weeks heatwave, during which blackouts were experienced across […]

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Environmental Linkage Grants

Congratulations to Environment Institute members Professor Alan Cooper and Professor Gus Nathan in securing funding in the following linkage projects: Alan Cooper Identifying the diversity and evolution of loci associated with adaptation to aridity/heat and salinity in ancient cereal crops Project Summary This project will use ancient grains of wheat, barley and rye to find […]

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‘Switch’ Energy Documentary – Exclusive Adelaide Screening

The University of Adelaide and Arcos Films would like to invite you to the exclusive Adelaide screening of Switch, a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy. Documentary screening followed by Q&A with Director Harry Lynch Tuesday, 12th March 2013 Time: 6:00pm (6:30pm start) – 8:30pm Where: […]

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‘China’s Economic Growth, Energy and Environmental Sustainability’ – Confucius Institute’s China Briefing

Environment Institute member Simon Divecha is taking part in the next ‘China Briefing’ event held by the University of Adelaide’s Confucius Institute on Wednesday 11th July. The Confucius Institute’s China Briefings provide up to date knowledge of the most recent developments in China’s political, economic and cultural spheres that are of the most concern to […]

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Today’s opportunity in energy efficiency – Podcast now available

Download a podcast of a presentation by the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of BigBelly Solar, Jim Poss. The talk was hosted by the Environment Institute and The Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources as part of The University of Adelaide’s Research Week on Friday 28th October. ABSTRACT We can’t afford to depend on cold […]

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Metal particle generates new hope for H2 energy

Tiny metallic particles produced by University of Adelaide chemistry researchers are bringing new hope for the production of cheap, efficient and clean hydrogen energy. Centre for Energy Technology member and Head of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Greg Metha is leading research into how the metal nanoparticles act as highly efficient catalysts […]

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‘No Zero Impact Energy’ Argues Energy Expert

Centre for Energy Technology Director Professor Gus Nathan argues that there is no such thing as ‘free’, ‘zero impact’ or ‘safe’ energy. “The Japanese Fukushima Daiichi plant crisis has caused some people to question the impact of various power generation sources on our environment and lifestyles,” said the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) […]

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Oz-Energy-Analysis.Org Website Launched

Professor Barry Brook along with other colleagues including Dr. Francis Clark, have launched a website ‘oz-energy-analysis.org’ as a way to examine the broad implications of increasing levels of renewable energy into the electricity grid. The aim of the website is to examine renewable energy sources, predominantly wind and solar, and examine how their variability interacts […]

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