Kylie Turner is the project co-ordinator for the EMPOWERWA project and writes today about how a price on pollution has worked elsewhere.
I am often asked why I am so hopeful that pricing pollution can work.
I think pricing pollution can work because Australians are so clever. If we are given an incentive to innovate, we will. Think refrigerator, notepad, hills hoist, solar hot water, dual flush toilet. All of these items were invented by Australians. Because we can, because we are clever.
Empower WA is a collection of local community sector groups who believe that as West Australians we can reduce our bills, create jobs and fight climate change through positive policies and initiatives.
We are working together to create a better future for our children.
A vision for WA
As West Australians, we are in a prime position to take advantage of green technology and new ways of doing things.
Kelly Moss, the coordinator of EmpowerWA partner 'Living Smart', writes about the journey she had on the road to Living Smarter.
I participated in a Living Smart Course in Fremantle at the end of 2012. I was looking forward to learning more about how I could live more sustainably in my own home and to meeting other people that were motivated to create change on a local level. Our group was very diverse with people of all ages and backgrounds which made for some interesting sharing and conversations.
The EMPOWERWA project was officially launched this morning.
A big thanks to the Greenhouse for providing the venue, and to our fabulous speakers from this morning, Josh Byrne, Piers Verstegen and Zaneta Mascarenhas.
Here's the video we showed this morning of Rex's vision for a cleaner energy future.
Collgar Wind Farm is a $750 million renewable power project located near Merredin in the central wheat belt.
Merredin farmers have leased portions of their properties to Collgar Wind Farm as part of the largest single stage wind farm in the southern hemisphere to date.
Catherine is a Fremantle Mum of one who writes here about her carbon footprint, nappies and air travel.
Unlike other bloggers I am not gorgeously stylish, or a young fashionista.
I am of average and disheveled appearance. Nor am I an eco-maniac . So there won’t be any photographs of me looking impossibly gorgeous and I won’t make you feel bad.
A new working paper from Bloomberg New Energy Finance argues that common perceptions about the lack of competitiveness of solar photovoltaic power are misleading and out-of-date.
Average Photo Voltaic module prices have fallen by nearly 75% across the past three years, to the point where solar power is now competitive with daytime retail power prices in a number of countries. Is Australia one of those?
This Competition aims to celebrate Western Australians taking action on climate change.
Create a short video that talks about action you have taken on climate change.
Entries close on Monday 9 July 2012 at 5pm WST.
Judging will take place with the best five entries chosen by a panel. The top five entries will be advised via email.
The top five entries will be voted on via public vote on the EMPOWERWA webpage between the 16th and 27th of July.