Perth WA Clearing the Air Conference approaching soon. Only 2 weeks away
- Welcome to new CCL Members
- Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker - Nell Azuri
- Program for Perth WA Conference
- How to connect with other CCL members
- Article on the National Energy Guarantee
- Sweden's decoupled growth from emissions
- Steel plant powered by hydrogen fuel
- US Govt Dept's Climate Science Special Report
- Meetings, Places and Times
- Join in on Social Media
Welcome to all new CCL members.
You will be receiving this Newsletter if:
- you have recently joined via our Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia Website or
- you filled in our Message your MP form at a recent event .
- you recently registered as a CCL volunteer at one of our meetings.
If you would like someone to ring you to talk about what we do and how you can get more involved then please email your phone number, postcode, Federal Electorate and what time of day suits you best. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Speaker - Saturday February 10
Our Monthly Meeting with a Special Guest Speaker is on the second Saturday of each month. Please join us this Saturday February 10 when our special guest speaker, Nell Azuri, speaks on "Breaking through the climate of silence".
Nell Azuri looks at what the research says about why so many people never talk to anyone about climate change, and shows you how to break the silence in a positive way.
Nell is an experienced climate communicator and Instructional Designer who has designed educational programs that have won international awards, but it is the climate communication that she cares about most. Nell is CCL Australia's Queensland Coordinator, juggling climate action with family life on the Sunshine Coast.
All members and supporters are invited to join us at the following time: 2:00 pm AEDT NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, 1:00pm in QLD, 1:30 pm in SA, 12:30 pm in NT, 11:00 am in WA.
The Perth WA Clearing the Air 2018 Conference is on Sunday February 18 2018.
The Perth WA Citizens' Climate Lobby Days are Monday February 19 and Tuesday February 20 2018.
Options are: for the 'conference only' or the 'conference and lobby days'.
- Whatever suits your availability on the Monday and/or Tuesday.
- Conference training is essential to attend lobby days. Register here
Connecting CCL Australia members
CCL Australia uses Zoom Video Conferencing to connect our members in 130 electorates right around Australia.
You can join with Zoom on computer - PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Click hereor enter https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/3920795005 To connect with Zoom on telephone: Dial 02 8015 2088 then enter the Meeting ID: 3920795005 into your phone keypad.
International numbers: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=P2yB0sUd-U6-oITyIpbHqT6K3Q5LipSs
CCL Australia has four kinds of meetings and training events to which all CCL members are invited and welcome:
1. Monthly Meetingwith a Special Guest Speaker -NEW!Second Saturday of each month. All members and supporters are invited to join us on Zoom.
2:00 pm AEDT NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, 1:00pm in QLD, 1:30 pm in SA, 12:30 pm in NT, 11:00 am in WA.
2. National Video Conversation Fourth Thursday of each month. All members and supporters are invited to join us on Zoom. This is where there is a discussion forum on all aspects of our work.
8:00 pm AEDT in NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, 7:00pm in QLD, 7:30 pm in SA, 6:30 pm in NT, 5:00 pm in WA.
3. Group Connect Call- NEW!Choice of times to connect on Zoom: Second and fourth weeks of the month. Monday 8pm, Tuesday 6pm, Tuesday 7pm or Tuesday 8pm. This online meeting is for volunteers to obtain free training, check-in and connect with each other across all of our 130 electorates. 2018 is the first time we are able to offer several slots. All times AEDT/AEST Questions to email@example.com
4. Clearing the Air - CCL's Conference and Lobby Days events Next conference is February 18 - 20 in Perth.Read moreand Register here. This is the most exciting way to jump into Citizens' Climate Lobby!
The National Energy Guarantee
This article, written by Sophie Vorrath, and published in Renew Economy on 2 February 2018, discusses the assessment by energy economics consultancy CME. Sophie writes "The Turnbull government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee would fail in almost all of its stated goals – including its core goal of boosting power system reliability – and would only benefit the owners of coal fired power generators, a new report has found." Read more here
Steel Plant in Sweden Set to Operate Entirely on Hydrogen Fuel
This article by Shelby Rogers in Interesting Engineering February 3 2018 states "A leading Swedish steelmaker will make the first fossil fuel-free steel plant powered by hydrogen. The company called SSAB confirmed earlier this week that plans are in place to overhaul the company's practices and technology."
The article explains "This new project called HYBRIT will use hydrogen produced with electricity from fossil-free Swedish resources. The resulting emissions are water. According to Reuters' reports, the company's global output reached upwards of 8.8 million tonnes last year. The SSAB said in a company statement that the new system could remove the greenhouse gases that made up 10 percent of Sweden's total carbon dioxide emissions and 7 percent of Finland's emissions." Read more here
For over 2 decades Sweden has decoupled growth from CO2 emissions
The World Bank website highlighted in May 2016 that "For over two decades, Sweden has managed to decouple growth from CO2 emissions. Speaking at the Carbon Price Leadership Coalition, Swedish Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson described the country’s CO2 tax." The article explains "When It Comes to Emissions, Sweden Has Its Cake and Eats It Too". Read more here
U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report
This Climate Science Special Report, by the U.S. Global Change Research Program can be found on globalchange.gov. Representatives from the following US Federal entities have input: Dept of Agriculture, Dept Commerce, Dept of Defense, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health and Human Services,Dept of Transportation, Dept of Environmental Protection, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and the US Agency for International Development.
The report states the detailed facts in relation to the increase in globally averaged surface air temperature, human activities being the dominant cause of melting glaciers, diminishing snow cover, rising sea levels, ocean acidification and increasing atmospheric water vapor. Read more here
Meetings, Places and Times
NSW and ACT
Berowra Area Groups: Fourth Monday of the month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, at Hornsby Heights or Cherrybrook. Next meeting is February 26. Contact Dennys Angove, firstname.lastname@example.org ACT Area Groups: (both Federal Seats) Contact email@example.com Illawarra Area Groups: First Wednesday of each month at 6pm for 6:30pm start. Next meeting is February 6, downstairs meeting room, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Contact Peter Todd, 0414 383 350 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Hunt, email@example.com Inner West Sydney Area Groups: Fourth Wednesday each month at 6pm. Next meeting is February 28 at the Petersham Bowling Club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Southern Sydney Area Groups: Sunday afternoons at the Oatley Club. For details contact George Carrard. email@example.com North Sydney Area Groups: Second Saturday each month at 12noon. Next meeting February 10. For details contact Darshini Heaney 0404 848 058 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
WA Canning Area Groups: For details contact email@example.com Hasluck Pearce and Perth Area Groups: Second Saturday each month at 11am. Next meeting February 10. Contact co-host Rod Mitchell for venue details: firstname.lastname@example.org Tangney Area Groups: Last Monday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Next meeting February 26. Contact Peter Samson, email@example.com, 0450 353 455.
Brisbane Area Groups: Next Meeting is February 4. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Boothby Area Groups including Sturt, Mayo, Port Adelaide and nearby groups: Meet monthly. Next meeting is Saturday February 10. Contact Jim Allen for details email@example.com
Melbourne Area Groups: If you would like to contact a group near you, email firstname.lastname@example.org Ballarat Area Groups: If you would like to contact a group near you, email email@example.com
Hobart and South Area Groups: If you would like to contact a group near you, email firstname.lastname@example.org North and West Area Groups: If you would like to contact a group near you, email email@example.com
New CCL Volunteers and Group Contacts - If you would like your new group or area meeting listed in this newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in on Social Media
CCL Australia Facebook Group: Reminders, updates, useful articles and ideas are all posted and discussed here by CCL members and coordinators - please join us, connect with other members and CCL's great volunteers and post your own! https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCL.australia/