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A bright future : 25% renewable energy for Australia by 2020 /

by Rutovitz, Jay | Australian Conservation Foundation | Wakeham, Mark | Richter, Monica.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Greenpeace Australia Pacific 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A report by Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and Climate Action Network Australia April 2007 Bibliography : p. 26-27Summary: Climate change threatens the human, economic, and environmental future of Australia. Temperatures are set to rise by up to 6 C by 2100 unless we act now. Even a 1 C rise would see drought increase by up to 70 per ; cent in NSW, and regular bleaching of over half of the Great Barrier Reef. The actions we take, or fail to take, in the next fi ve years will decide whether we cross the threshold of dangerous climate change. Any plan for deep cuts in greenhouse emissions entails a major roll-out of renewable energy technologies. Countries around the world have introduced ambitious renewable energy targets to reduce emissions and ensure that they get a slice of the rapidly growing renewable energy market. Australia is missing this opportunity. A 25 per cent by 2020 legislated renewable energy target would see Australia join the global clean energy revolution. Combined with medium energy effi ciency measures, the target would conservatively deliver: 16,600 new jobs, Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A national energy efficiency program to assist low-income households. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Ecos Corporation | KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: KPMG were engaged by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and in conjunction with Ecos Corporation conducted a study into the possible impacts of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on low-income households. This report outlines the range of options available to the Government for providing assistance. We welcome the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to addressing the problem of climate change, its acknowledgement of the difficulties facing low-income households and its commitment to engage with the community through the Green Paper. This report puts forward a roadmap for the Government to meet its commitment made in the Green Paper to assist low-income households. Our roadmap demonstrates the difficulties which will confront low-income households but more importantly provides a detailed plan of action to close the gap in the expected extra costs of energy bills resulting from the CPRS. The program outlined in this paper ensures that money will be spent in a way that most effectively meets the aims of the Commonwealth Government’s policy to provide assistance to low-income households. A cornerstone of our implementation plan is an unprecedented program of targeted home visits, aimed at harnessing the full potential of energy efficiency measures. Home visits achieve this by matching energy efficiency measures to the characteristics of the house, as well as taking into account demographic, geographic and climatic issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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A Short Guide to Setting Up a City-Scale Retrofit Program /

by Ho, Stacy | Green for All | Rhodes-Conway, Satya.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green For All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in almost every building to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills, current retrofitting program capacity is limited. Most existing programs are either available only to income-eligible individuals or those with the money up-front to do the work. Furthermore, many current retrofitting programs only create low-wage, short-term jobs rather than providing pathways into sustainable careers in construction and green building.Availability: (1)

Combating climate change through quality education /

by Anderson, Allison | The Brookings Institution.

Publisher: Washington, DC Global Economy and Development at Brookings 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Global Economy and Development at Brookings policy brief ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010Summary: This brief reviews the current policies and actions on climate change and the barriers to engaging the education sector in the discussions on climate change mitigation and adaptation.Availability: (1)

Cut waste energy /

by Carkeek, Han | Spragg, Kiri | Windsor, Mal.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 12p.Notes: August 1996 Received funds under Grant no. 140/40/11/95)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Energy Action Group : gas, electricity & water consumer and environmental advocacy. /

by Energy Action Group Inc.

Publisher: 08/13/2003 08:33:25http://home.vicnet.net.au/~eag1/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/19/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The Energy Action Group aims to act as a monitor for the public interest; advocate the energy and water needs of domestic and small business users, with emphasis on low income households; advocate for a stronger and more accountable regulatory system; advocate for real consumer participation in the regulatory system; and promote environmentally sustainable solutions to energy problems > Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty : Third report of session 2008-09 : Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence /

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environment, Food and and Rural Affairs Committee.

Publisher: London, U.K. Stationery Office 2009Description: [169p.].Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: More than 5 million UK households experienced fuel poverty last winter. The Government's statutory target to eradicate fuel poverty, as far as reasonably practicable, in vulnerable households by 2010 (and in all households by 2016) is likely to be missed; highlighting the weakness of a policy which attempts to address fuel affordability issues and domestic energy efficiency simultaneously. The Government should have reviewed its fuel poverty policies earlier given the upward trend in the number of fuel poor and rising fuel prices... (from introduction)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

International Energy Agency : Agence Internationale de l'Energie /

by International Energy Agency.

Publisher: Paris, Francehttp://www.iea.org/ 2007Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/17/2007 15:31:21 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 Member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. As energy markets have changed, so has the IEA. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the Three E s of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major producers and consumers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

International Energy Agency : energy security, growth and sustainability through co-operation and outreach. /

by International Energy Agency.

Publisher: 02/20/2007 11:52:46http://www.iea.org/ 2007Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 02/20/2007 11:52:46 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. As energy markets have changed, so has the IEA. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the Three E s of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major producers and consumers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Our demand : reducing electricity use in Victoria through demand management /

by Sachdeva, Akaash | Monash University. Monash Sustainability Institute | Wallis, Philip.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash Sustainability Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Monash Sustainability Institute report ; no. 10/4.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 67-71Summary: This research enquiry into demand management began as a project that linked the water, transport and energy themes of the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI). MSI was invited to submit a working paper on demand management to the Australian Davos Connection Infrastructure 21 Summit, held in October 2008. The paper advocated a whole-of-system approach to managing demand in water, transport and electricity sectors, and proposed a set of demand management principles that drew on experience from the three sectors. Our main realisation was that the electricity sector has not yet made significant progress with demand management or efficiency, compared to the water and transport sectors, and would benefit greatly from development of a comprehensive strategy to reduce electricity consumption. The scope of this project was originally to consider improving the efficiency of electricity and water use in Victoria. Through our research we found that Victoria's urban and rural water sectors have become significantly more efficient over the past decade, and are on a trajectory to achieve even greater efficiency gains, simply because there have been strong incentives to save water. The factors driving this have included on-going drought, increasing population, an increase in water allocated to the environment and the threat of further reduced water availability due to climate change.Availability: (1)

Renewable energy investment opportunities and abatement in Australia /

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Bloomberg New Energy Finance 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by The Climate Institute and Westpac May 2010Availability: (1)

Response to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme issues paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Retirement villages : from waste not want not to waste wise : information kit. /

by Wilson, Mike | Spragg, Kiri | Windsor, Mal | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Ecorecycle Victoria 1997Description: 33p.; [8p.].Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: NovemberAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Retirement villages : from waste not want not to waste wise /

by Wilson, Mike | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Ecorecycle Victoria 1997Description: 88p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: NovemberAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Review of VEET studies /

by Gerardi, Walter | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jacobs Group 2014Description: PDF.Other title: Review of VEET studies : final.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 14 July 2014Summary: The sole purpose of this report and the associated services performed by Jacobs is to examine recent studies of benefits and costs of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme and why the results of the studies may differ from other studies of VEET and like schemes in accordance with the scope of services set out in the contract between Jacobs and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Energy Efficiency Council and Energy Efficiency Certificates Creators Association (the Client Group).Availability: (1)

Submission in response to A Climate of Opportunity Summit Paper : submitted to the Office of Climate Change Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008 Bibliography pp. 15-16 Includes supporting materialsSummary: This submission focuses on the opportunities presented by climate change for improving social inclusion through greater workforce participation; improved public transport; more affordable housing that is more liveable due to energy efficiency retrofitting, and appropriate climate change adaptation planning and support.Availability: (1)
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Submission to the Essential Services Commission Victoria Harmonised Energy Retail Code : consultation paper /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013; VCOSS 2013Description: 56 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The undersigned organisations have jointly prepared our comment on the Essential Services Commission (the Commission) Harmonised Energy Retail Code's Consultation Paper (consultation paper). Collectively, our organisations represent the interests of the majority of Victorian residential and small business energy consumers ? being particularly cognisant of the special needs of low income and vulnerable households ? and we have a keen interest in ensuring that consumer protections in this evolving energy market are not diminished and that Victorian consumers are not worse off.Availability: (1)

Submission to the National Energy Savings Initiative Working Group on the National Energy Savings Initiative working paper /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Climate Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012Summary: The Climate Institute regards a national Energy Savings Initiative (ESI) as an important complement to Australia's emissions trading scheme. We support a national ESI whose key objective is to unlock socially cost-effective emissions abatement opportunities across the Australian economy. A scheme with this objective satisfies the conditions for complementarity to a carbon price: it addresses significant market failures that are not resolved solely by the carbon price package. These failures prevent profitable investment in energy efficiency in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, and forestall socially cost-effective domestic emissions abatement. By unlocking such investment, a national ESI reduces the overall cost of achieving Australia?s emissions reduction targets. Energy efficiency can achieve more than a third of Australia's 5 per cent abatement target and a quarter of our 25 per cent target at net negative cost. Without the savings achieved through energy efficiency, Australia's abatement task becomes more expensive.Availability: (1)

Submission to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage : review of energy efficiency programs for low-income households / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Sullivan, Damian | Tabert, Stacey.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: 13 p. PDF.Other title: BSL subm NSW Review of Energy Efficiency Programs for Low Income Households 2014.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Submission to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Review of Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Households Brotherhood of St Laurence February 2014 About the Brotherhood of St Laurence The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is an independent non-government organisation with strong community links that has been working to reduce poverty in Australia since the 1930s. Based in Melbourne, but with a national profile, the BSL continues to fight for an Australia free of poverty. We undertake research, service development and delivery, and advocacy with the objective of addressing unmet needs and translating the understandings gained into new policies, new programs and practices for implementation by government and others. Brotherhood of St Laurence 67 Brunswick Street Fitzroy Vic. 3065 ABN 24 603 467 024 www.bsl.org.Availability: (1)

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