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The energy debate to date – recommended reads

by The Ethics Centre
23 August 2018

Australia, we put it to you. ‘Is it too soon to ditch fossil fuels?’ We’ve waded through political waters and presented our shiniest pearls for your perusal. Know what’s up before the program hits Sydney Town Hall on 28 August.



'From NEG to Finkel and the Paris Accord – what’s what in the energy debate'

The Ethics Centre

18 October 2018


Before action must come knowledge. And before knowledge must come sorting through a heap of confusing, jargonistic, off-putting acronyms, reviews, and accords. Worry not, we’ve got your back and did it for you. Our cheat sheet will brush you up on all those names that keep getting dropped in the Australian energy debate like they’re hot coals.



Australia’s energy crisis: “Absolute shambles, national embarrassment and a disgrace”

7.30, ABC News

Ian Verrender

13 Feb 2017


This 7.30 report is a perfect backgrounder to the mess that is Australia’s energy crisis. The NEM broke leaving hot and bothered South Australians without electricity (you read the cheat sheet so you know the NEM is a fancy acronym for the grid). A Victorian power plant that supplied 20 percent of the state’s energy simply closed shop. Renewables are unreliable but fossil fuels are killing the planet. Holy calamity!



They Vote For You – How does your MP vote on the issues that matter to you?

Open Australia Foundation


If you’re rearing to parade your opinion, hold on. Haste makes waste. While we’re between elections, how about taking a look at how your local MP voted on energy? Did they champion a fast switch to renewables or continued support for fossil fuels like coal and gas? Forget what they said in the run up to an election and check out what they did.  



Mad Max: Fury Road


And one for fun. Maybe a post-apocalyptic energy crisis isn’t so bad if we can also have double-necked flame guitars.

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Panel: Cecile Wake, Josh Manuatu, Ketan Joshi and Lisa Cox
28 August | Sydney Town Hall