Climate in the Pub
Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle is possibly best known for its bi-monthly Climate in the Pub. At present we are meeting via Zoom, but everything else is the same: join us from 6.50 for 7pm, second Tuesday every even month for an informal and informed discussion. You will need to register.
We have a guest speaker or two for the chosen topic. Subscribe to our Event Calendar, Newsletter or watch out for our Climate in the Pub posters on power poles in the area. For the full authentic experience ask us to let you help put the posters up! On the evening pour yourself a drink, listen to the experts, ask questions and share your views.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 9 February 2021, starting at 7pm. Details soon...
Recent meetings (ZOOM RECORDINGS)
Hydrogen & Renewable Energy: Consider the Possibilities Tue 8 Dec
Hydrogen is the earth's commonest element. When it is produced using renewable energy or processes, it can be compressed and stored or converted to ammonia, and shipped to where it's needed, for use when it's needed. When it's burnt, it produces just energy and water vapour. No carbon dioxide. But it requires energy to make it in the first place. Nicky Ison, Energy Transition Manager at WWF, and formerly from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, will explain the role of hydrogen in making the fullest use of renewable energy – and the things to watch for.
How Green is your Money? Tue 13th October
Australian banks, super funds and insurance companies play a major role in propping up polluting industries. How can we use our power as citizens, customers and shareholders to make sure money flows to companies and projects that are not destroying the Earth's capacity to sustain life?
Pablo Brait has dedicated his life over the past decade to speeding up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. working on community campaigns in Victoria, NSW and Queensland against inappropriate coal and coal seam gas developments and in favour of renewable energy. Currently he is a campaigner with Market Forces, a group that pressures financial institutions to shift money away from fossil fuels .
The session was hosted by ABC Radio's Finance reporter Sue Lannin.
Solar Gridlock? Tue 11th August
The grid wasn't designed for input from millions of domestic solar panels. What needs to change so it can take advantage of this source of electricity?
Guest speaker Hugh Saddler is the author of a book on Australian energy policy, Energy in Australia and over 50 scientific papers, monographs and articles on energy technology and environmental policy. He is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts in this field. Hugh's talk showed the contribution of the various methods of electricity generation in Australia, both at present and in the options modelled in AEMO's latest Integrated System Plan. The graphs shown in this video may be viewed here.
Dual Crises: Covid-19 & Climate Change, Wed 10 June
Dan Gocher from the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility was a first for Climate in the Pub (Home Delivery). More than thirty people had Climate in the Pub delivered to their homes on Zoom. Dan's talk, complete with slides, went without a hitch and was very well received.
Since April 2020, meetings have been online, and video recordings can be seen above.
Posters for all our meetings are displayed below.
Reports on our earlier meetings (back to 2015) are here.