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12 February, 2017
13:00-14:30
Greenhouse Tent, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia Website

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Renewable Energy & Beyond: How do we transition to a renewable society?

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Richard Heinberg

The transition to renewable energy is essential, though not enough in itself to create a sustainable society. Why? And what do we need to do, individually and collectively, to create such a society?

Join us in conversation with a panel of prominent guests, featuring globally renowned energy expert, Richard Heinberg, online from the USA. He’ll join Rescope Project Energy, Systems and Society Fellow, Josh Floyd, and energy and psychology researcher, Dr Andrea Bunting.

Fossil fuels have been central to the evolution of industrial society. We now know we need to replace them with renewable energy as quickly as possible to avoid catastrophic climate change and myriad other consequences. Like an egg seeking to replace its yolk, this is no simple task for industrial society, and has no precedent. We are not just looking at switching energy sources, but switching to a new kind of society. What is this society? And how can we get there as smoothly as possible?

Part of Sustainable Living Festival’s Big Weekend

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