Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural sources that are inexhaustible or can be constantly replenished. It includes wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy, geothermal energy and hydropower. 

Renewable Energy Teaching Resources

 

Global Change Institute (UQ) - Renewable Energy Projects

The rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide represents a serious threat to the well-being of both natural and man-made systems. Power generation that does not involve the release of carbon dioxide (i.e. clean energy) represents one of the greatest challenges in human history.

The University of Queensland's Global Change Institute features the following projects and resources focussing on renewable energy issues -

CarbonGame

Aimed at future and current policy makers, this project is developing innovative learning activities to assist businesses and institutions better manage and respond to key issues of global...

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UQ Solar

One of Australia’s largest and most powerful flat panel, solar photo-voltaic arrays is located at The University of Queensland and was completed in late 2011. The 1.22 MW solar...

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Delivering a competitive power system

Australia’s global competitiveness in electricity markets is a core research area being investigated by the Global Change Institute. The key question guiding the research is...

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Delivering a competitive Australian power system Part 1

Australia’s global competitiveness in electricity markets is a core research area being investigated by the Global Change Institute. The key question guiding the research is...

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Australia’s Competitive Power Future

January 23rd

Australia`s abundant supply of coal has underpinned its power system and has been a key driver of relatively cheap electricity. Countries without this abundance however, have used a...

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Renewable energy: predator or prey in fight with fossil fuels?

A public forum where panellists debated the relative benefits of clean energy has closed a month-long series of “Renewable Energy” activities hosted by the Global Change...

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Coal mining roots inform UQ solar energy professor

University of Queensland clean energy program leader Professor Paul Meredith knows what it’s like to deal with the fall-out from a move away from non-renewable energy sources. Paul...

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