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.
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.
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Finance argues that common perceptions about the lack of competitiveness of solar photovoltaic power are misleading and out-of-date.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?
The $31 million ‘Perth Project’ will see the first CETO wave energy generation plant, located on Garden Island, up and running by the end of next year.
Carnegie Wave Energy, a Perth-based public company, is the owner of this unique technology which delivers desalinated water and zero emission power.
Last Week, three of the EmpowerWA team took a road trip to the Collgar Wind Farm.
They say that young people are the future world leaders. Well I believe this is false. Young people to me are the world leaders of today, and young people have so much power to sway public policy and opinion on important issues.
My name is Morgan Pettersson and I am a young person in Western Australia who is dedicated to helping to solve the climate change crisis.