The Pathway to AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABILITY
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has outlined a vision we can strive to fulfill as a way of achieving a new economy that doesn't depend on mining and selling raw materials to China.
Innovation is the way for us not to rely on energy sources like 'brown coal' which is a very high greenhouse gas emitter and is used to power the most polluting power stations like Hazelwood in Victoria. A whopping 65% of the energy in Victoria comes from 'brown coal' and Victoria uses more brown coal than all the other states of Australia combined!
As a nation we are awash with excellent ideas and some of them have been developed to prototype stage. What we lack is the ideal structure to encourage our innovations to become commercial successes here in Australia. Plus we need more innovations.
The 'new innovation package' announced this week has a vision for a clever Australia getting ready for its future expansion. We lag behind most western nations in getting our ideas made into things we can use. But we are a national full of smart and creative people with lots of energy. We need to encourage them as much as we can.
Here at Water & Energy Group we are always looking for news about innovative ways to save water and energy.
Everyone wants cheaper prices but also have products that are efficient.
A wave of change is sweeping Australia which will lead the way in energy efficient ideas, inventions and designs.
In science we know that, actions lead to reactions and everything living and non-living creates energy when the actions and reactions happen. A new wave of technology is being developed to, believe it or not, capture energy every time you use your Wifi!!
Will Wifi one day power your home?
Not this Xmas but before 2020!!
Often when actions and reactions happen waste energy is created. Wifi is no different.
When you use your Wifi, energy is created as waste (by-product). No Wifi use - no energy created. So when you use your wifi the waste energy can be taken from the radio waves of Wifi and made into electricity that could then power your home.!
Four sites to see for the change happening with wifi. There are 100's in this innovation space now.
To read more, click the links below...
Free Energy from Radio Waves Could Power the Internet of Things
Lord Drayson turns WiFi signals into usable energy
We still have over 700,000,000 people in the world with no drinkable water!
Our previous blog talked about the 'Drinkable Book' which uses nanotechnology using particles (one millionth of a millimetre) to filter poor quality water.
We can now create and use energy so effectively but we are still a long way from creating water but we do at least have new ways of filtering poor quality water.
Alongside the terrible and tragic events which hit Paris there has been a meeting working towards international agreement on climate - so what is COP 21?
'COP’ stands for Conference of Parties. ‘Parties’ means the countries signed up under the United Nations agreement to work to agree on world climate controls.
Currently there are 196 countries signed up.
The 21 refers to the years since the conference began - 1994.
Every year since 1994, the ‘parties’ meet to discuss a global agreement to cut emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
The current Paris meeting is the 21st since the United Nations agreement was made so ‘COP 21’ for short.
As we write this blog the Paris conference is closing and we wait for outcomes that may affect our future in Australia.