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City Briefing 54 - Reducing Transport Emissions


Speaker:


Frank Szanto


Frank Szanto is an engineer with Downer Rail, involved in the design, production and maintenance of diesel locomotives and double-deck passenger trains. In November 2011 he gave us new understanding of why Australia was (and is) stuck with "not so-high speed rail”.

This time Frank will explain that calculating the CO2 emissions avoided by investing in photovoltaics is rather tricky. He will tell us that gas and renewable energy sources have caused coal-fired generation to fall (which of course we knew), but worry us by revealing that emissions from transport have increased. By far the largest share of this comes from road transport, and more than half of that from cars. About 30 trains would be needed to replace the 3000 to 4000 trucks on the road nightly between Sydney and Melbourne, and their value would be much improved if we straightened out the track. Could renewable energy power trains? Do come and find out.

Time: 5.00pm - 6.15pm followed by networking drinks and at 6.30pm the AIUS Annual General Meeting

Venue: Ethos Urban, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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$20 for non-members


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Past City Briefings


18th July 2017 - City Briefing 53

28th March 2017 - City Briefing 52

29th Septemeber 2016 - City Briefing 51

18th August 2016 - City Briefing 50

23rd June 2016 - City Briefing 49

18th May 2016 - City Briefing 48

24th February 2016 - City Briefing 47

18th November 2015 - City Briefing 46

20th October 2015 - City Briefing 45

13th August 2015 - City Briefing 44

16th June 2015 - City Briefing 43

18th February 2015 - City Briefing 42

18th November 2014 - City Briefing 41

17th September 2014 - City Briefing 40

24th June 2014 - City Briefing 39

12th March 2014 - City Briefing 38

12 September 2013 - City Briefing 37

14 August 2013 - City Briefing 36

13 June 2013 - City Briefing 35

18 April 2013 - City Briefing 34

19 February 2013 - City Briefing 33

25 October 2012 - City Briefing 32

9 August 2012 - City Briefing 31

27 June 2012 - City Briefing 30

18 April 2012 - City Briefing 29

15 February 2012 - City Briefing 28

22 November 2011 - City Briefing 27

11 August 2011 - City Briefing 26

12 May 2011 - City Briefing 25

16 February 2011 - City Briefing 24

29 September 2010 - City Briefing 23

27 July 2010 - City Briefing 22

14 April 2010 - City Briefing 21

11 February 2010 - City Briefing 20

16 September 2009 - City Briefing 19

22 July 2009 - City Briefing 18

22 April 2009 - City Briefing 17


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