Event type: Panel discussion
Date: Monday 2 July 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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There are so many questions and variables still unknown when it comes to creating a new energy system. What conceptual framework should we be reaching for in trying to build a renewable energy system that is fair? What are the opportunities that exist for democratising the ownership and control of energy generation in the shift to a new system based on renewables? What might a policy for fair access to green public space look like?
Most importantly, what might a genuinely ‘progressive energy’ system look like, that takes into account differences in citizens’ ‘capacity to cope’ with extreme weather, and takes into account the double penalty suffered by poorer Australians who tend to live in areas afflicted by more extreme temperatures and must pay a larger proportion of their incomes to cool their homes? And how could representation on energy boards be shared around?
This event is part three of the Living in a Warming World series convened by Dr Frances Flanagan.
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