Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) is under threat
Some of you have already heard from us that Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) is under threat, so our 17 March "SEN Presents" is focusing on the April Senate Election.
As part of SEN's campaign to save the RET we have invited the Liberal, Greens and Labor Senators and speakers from around Australia to discuss Energy Policies, and in particular the RET.
Similar to our February meeting, we will also be doing a mass action. No, we aren't going to ask you to chain yourselves to anything (not yet ...), but we will be presenting an action that you can all join in, to get our Politicians to give renewable energy the spotlight it deserves. So, get your Twitter account and Smart phone ready!SEN is working hard to secure a renewable energy future and this election is critical. Bring your friends to this important discussion and find out why the 5 April Senate election is vital for renewable energy in Australia! Please spread this invitation out widely to all your friends and colleagues.
Monday 17th March, 2014
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Lecture Theatre, 2nd Level Building B
Central TAFE, East Perth Campus
140 Royal St, East Perth
To secure your place RSVP by clicking on the button below:
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SEN Presents for 2014
We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about exciting changes we have planned for 2014.
NEW VENUE: Central TAFE has kindly offered their modern and comfortable Lecture Theatre to SEN. Our first 2014 ‘SEN Presents’ onwards will be now be held at:
2nd level, Building B
Royal Street, East Perth.
Claisebrook Railway Station is right next door, and there is also plenty of paid street parking available. A Yellow Cat bus station is also right out front.
NEW START TIME: Our new start time will be 5:30pm for 6:00pm start. This will allow us to be finished by 7:30pm to enable people to network or get a meal afterwards as we will be unable to serve hot food at our new venue.
SEN PRESENTS: Our ‘SEN Presents’ will now be held every six weeks. The following are the dates for our 2014 ‘SEN Presents’ so be sure to make a note of them all so you don't miss out.
- Monday 3 February
- Monday 17 March
- Monday 28 April
- Monday 9 June
- Monday 21 July
- Monday 1 September
- Monday 13 October
- Monday 24 November
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: In order to do all the exciting things we would like to do, we need extra funds. Entry for Members and Central TAFE students will continue to be free, but we will now ask non-financial Supporters for a donation to future ‘SEN Presents’. So, if you are a non-financial Supporter, become a Member by clicking: join Reminder: If your membership is up for renewal you can renew here. Your membership enables SEN to continue to promote, research, simulate and educate people about renewable energy.
Formed in 2007 Sustainable Energy Now Inc (SEN), a not-for-profit Western Australian volunteer association, was set up with the aim of promoting practical, affordable strategies for the adoption of renewable energy toward a sustainable global future. Since then we have grown to over 200 members and more than 1500 supporters from all walks of life, including energy professionals, engineers, students, teachers, doctors, retirees and politicians. These members have worked to put together parliamentary submissions, meet with politicians and industry, give presentations to schools and community groups, attend forums and debates, set up the display stand at events, establish a website and write articles for magazines and letters to newspapers and politicians.
Members have also been working to create an interactive computer simulation (available free from the website) to demonstrate the ability of renewable energy to contribute to WA's main electricity grid. This allows the user to plot new renewable energy plants on a WA map and visualise how they then contribute to the energy requirements of an average daily load. Algorithms are used to determine the effect of solar irradiance, wind and wave regimes and geothermal mapping and then the simulation displays calculations of potential investment in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, unit price, jobs created, CO2 emissions reduced etc.
Click here for information on these and the last few years of SEN presentations.