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    CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND HAPPINESS - What’s in the mix: NUCLEAR, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, RENEWABLES AND BIOENERGY?



    Professor Ralph Sims

    FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

    The current drought and nation-wide problems in water supply, along with the recent visit by Al Gore and his movie (‘An inconvenient truth’), have focused community attention of the issue of climate change. But the issue is so complex that it is hard for the informed citizen to come to grips with it all. So come along and hear from an international expert in the field.

    Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University, is a leading climate change scientists as well as a very effective science communicator. He’s in Perth for the week beginning 4 December 2006 to attend the annual conference of Bioenergy Australia (https://www.bioenergyaustralia.org/). He has agreed to present this public lecture during his visit.

    Ralph began his career in energy in the early 1970s making biodiesel from animal fats. He is now Director of the Centre for Energy Research and is in his third term on the NZ Board of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Ralph is back in New Zealand for 3 months as he is currently on an 18 month secondment to the Renewable Energy Unit of the International Energy Agency in Paris. In addition he is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for the chapter on “Energy Supply” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report; and is a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand.



    Venue: Training Centre, Department of Environment and Conservation (formerly CALM) at 17 Dick Perry Avenue in the Western Precinct of Technology Park Keningston

    Date: Monday, 4 December 2006

    Time: 2 to 4.00 pm – with 30 minutes for questions.



    John Bartle [email protected]
     

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