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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 Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Welters, Riccardo.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.Availability: (1)

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)

Australia's action on climate change /

by Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Government is acting to reduce carbon pollution, create the jobs of the future and secure Australia's future prosperity. ; The Government has set ambitious targets to reduce Australia's carbon pollution emissions. The goal for Australia is to reduce carbon emissions to 25 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020, if there is a fair contribution from all emitters around the world to take strong action to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change by restraining atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to 450 parts per million. That's reducing the average emissions of every Australian by almost a half over the next ten years. ; If the world is unable to reach agreement on a 450 parts per million target, we will still reduce our emissions in Australia by between 5 and 15 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. To deliver these targets, prepare our economy for the future and protect our environment, the Government will introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction sheme in 2011. We recognise our responsibility to act on behalf of future generations. We will strengthen our effort to prepare Australia for a low carbon pollution future through the Renewable Energy Target, research and development of clean energy, and measures to help households, businesses, communities and regions transition to a low carbon future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian sustainable energy : zero carbon Australia stationary energy plan /

by Wright, Matthew | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Energy Institute | Hearps, Patrick.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. University of Melbourne. Melbourne Energy Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Zero Carbon Australia outlines a coherent and thoroughly researched blueprint showing how 100% renewable energy is achievable using technologies that are commercially available today: wind power and concentrating solar thermal with molten salt storage. It goes through the options, costs and benefits, confirming that a 10 year transformation of the stationary energy sector is achievable and affordable. This will also add huge stimulus to the new green economy and create jobs.Availability: (1)

Australias New Green Economy equation: Can environment + enterprise = a sustainable future? /

by The Total Environment Centre.

Publisher: The Total Environment Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2009Summary: The Total Environment Centre and its corporate sustainability arm, Green Capital, have produced this discussion paper on The New Green Economy to drive debate surrounding the rise of a new global economic paradigm. Our objective is to identify, test and promote key action areas to accelerate the transition to a genuine green economy for Australia. Through our Emerging Green Economy events we will draw on the views of our speakers, panelists ; and audiences ? including sustainability leaders from across the business, government, academic and community sectors ? to shape a final report, The New Green Economy Guide.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridging the equity gap : driving community health outcomes through the Green Jobs Movement /

by Green for All.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green for All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 prepared for The California Endowment by Green For AllSummary: In this report Green For All makes the case that the Green Jobs Movement : a broad, progressive coalition of environmental and health advocates, social justice and civil rights organizations, labor and community-based groups, and business : can bring about a systems change to improve economic, environmental and health conditions for low-income communities.Availability: (1)

Bringing home the green recovery : a users guide /

by Fox, Radhika | Walsh, Jason | Fremstad, Shawn.

Publisher: Oakland, CA. Green for all 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building a low carbon economy : implementing the Climate Change Act 2008. /

by HM Treasury.

Publisher: London, U.K. HM Treasury 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Climate Change Act 2008 creates a new approach to managing and responding to climate change in the UK. At the heart of the Act is a legally binding target to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to at least 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050, to be achieved through action at home and abroad. To drive progress towards this target, the Act introduces five year “carbon budgets”, which define the emissions pathway to the 2050 target by limiting the total greenhouse gas emissions allowed in each five year period, beginning in 2008. ; The first three carbon budgets - for 2008-12, 2013-17, and 2018-22 - must be set by 1 June. In setting them, the Government must take into account the advice of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) established under the Act to advise the Government on setting carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC published its first report on 1 December 2008. Budget 2009 and this document provide the Government’s high-level response to that advice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building the green economy : employment effects of green energy investments for Ontario /

by Pollin, Robert | Green Energy Act Alliance | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Ontario, Canada Green Energy Act Alliance 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Business lessons in development : sustainability and profit /

by Beckwith, Noah.

Publisher: 2003Availability: No items available

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : Australia's low pollution future : white paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : green paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clean Energy Australia 2010 /

by Clean Energy Council.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Clean Energy Council 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Clean Energy Australia report provides a snapshot of the industry for 2010. It includes new modelling that predicts the creation of more than 55,000 clean energy jobs over the next decade, many of which will be in regional areas. It also includes data on the installation of household solar power.Availability: (1)

Clean Energy Council /

by Clean Energy Council.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Clean Energy Council 2009Notes: WebsiteSummary: The Clean Energy Council is an amalgamation of the Australian Wind Energy Industry Association (Auswind) and the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). With over 400 businesses covering a quarter of Australia's total electricity production including gas, wind, hydro and bioenergy; and in the spectrum of business in the low-emission energy and energy efficiency sectors. Including solar PV, solar hot water, biomass, geothermal and cogeneration. ; The clean energy sector is focused on tackling climate change in Australia. We maintain that as stationary energy is responsible for 50% of Australia's emissions - with electricity production by far the largest contributor. Any responsible remedy to climate change must tackle Australia's electricity mix.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clean Energy Works Portland : a national model for energy-efficiency retrofits /

by Green For All.

Publisher: Oakland, California Green for All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p.16-17Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clean energy, investments, jobs and U.S economic well-being : a third response to Heritage Foundation critics /

by Pollin, Robert | Heintz, James | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. Political Economy Research Institute 2009; & Department of Economics 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

CLEAR economics : state-level impacts of the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act on family incomes and jobs /

by Boyce, James K | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy esearch Institute | Riddle, Matthew E.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 14Summary: This study examines the economic impacts of the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal(CLEAR) Act, focusing on household incomes and job creation across the statesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change, employment and local development, Sydney, Australia : a report by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) /

by Miranda, Gabriela | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. ocal Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Notes: Bibliography : p. 124-132 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report presents the analysis and key findings of the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development in Sydney, Australia, carried out by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. Sydney and its main organisations are undergoing an important transformation in terms of the approach to human capital development, growth and job creation, and integrating the sustainability component into the greater metropolitan Sydney strategy and actions. Sydney is leading a wave of transformation in the country and has some state-of-the-art initiatives that are examples to other OECD regions. However, a challenge remains with respect to the governance of the system and the adjustment of programmes to the new needs of a low-carbon economy. This report analyses the challenges and opportunities of Sydney in this context, and provides some policy recommendations on how the public authorities and other key agencies could best support the emergence of a green economy - making the best use of the skills available while creating wealth and growth.Availability: No items available

Climate crisis, credit crisis : the quest for green growth /

by Dervis Kemal | Brookings Institution | Jones, Abigail | Kornbluh, Karen | Puritz, Sarah.

Publisher: Washington, DC Global Economy and Development at Brookings 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 36-37Summary: From July 30 to August 1, 2009, roughly forty preeminent policymakers, practitioners, and business leaders from around the world convened for the Sixth Annual Brookings Blum Roundtable in Aspen, Colorado, to advance concrete strategies for tackling climate change in the midst of a global economic downturn. Starting from the premise that climate solutions must create jobs and opportunities for economic empowerment, and that strategies to revitalize the global economy must be both climate conscious and climate resilient, the roundtable sought to forge win-win solutions to tackle two of the world's most pressing challenges.Availability: (1)

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