Guest speaker at our 2016 AGM

David Rothfield, retired civil engineer and long time former local resident of The Patch, spoke on behalf of Beyond Zero Emissions, which is an Australia-based not-for-profit climate change solutions think-tank, that was founded in 2006.  His talk was titled "How do we build a post carbon future in Australia?"

The illustrated talk commenced with a diagram of the earth that is protected by an atmospheric layer, consisting of progressively diminishing thinner layers, with the major threat from carbon dioxide produced by the burning of coal.

David showed us many charts comparing the use of renewables in the production of energy by various countries. The cost of gas for home heating, he pointed out, was far too expensive and that reverse cycle air-conditioning would save 33% off the energy bill.

Betty thanked David and we made a contribution to his group, Beyond Zero Emissions

- 29th May 2016