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FREMANTLE NETWORK ON ENERGY AND MATES

Posted in city of fremantle, electricity, energy, environment, fremantle network, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2017

 

The monthly Fremantle Network events are always interesting, and for those inclined so, they are also good opportunities to meet new people and network.

This evening Monday July 24 at 6 pm, upstairs at the National Hotel will have two speakers.

FUTURE ENERGY NETWORKS
James Eggleston is undertaking groundbreaking research in the renewable energy sector, working on a pilot project at the WGV development that seeks to enable strata developments Australia wide to the benefits of solar PV and battery storage.

James is a PhD Researcher at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute on an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) scholarship.

Game changing transition to a more sustainable energy future is happening right here in Fremantle, come along to find out how.

MATES IN CONSTRUCTION
Godfrey Baronie is a Freo local and the CEO of Mates in Construction, a non profit organization that works to reduce the extremely high rate of suicide among construction workers

Incredibly, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own lives every year, this means we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide.

Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work. For our young workers, the facts are that they are well over two times more likely to take their own lives than other young Australian men.

Godfrey’s joyful manner and lust for life is a shining light for people experiencing dark times.

Bar and kitchen will be open, so stay on for a bit, have dinner and support the National Hotel!

Roel Loopers

31 HOUR POWER BLACK OUT FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE

Posted in electricity, fremantle, shopping, western australia by freoview on January 13, 2017

Hello I am back after not having power since 7 am yesterday, so many parts of Beaconsfield and South Fremantle were in the dark for 31 hours and that is a very costly exercise.

Yesterday Peaches had to close and IGA next to it ran on a generator, but today IGA had to close and Peaches had a generator. No doubt a lot of food will have to be thrown in the bin and of course all the casual staff did not have to come to work, so these kids also suffer financially and I doubt they will get compensation.

It is the fourth time in eight weeks that my street was without power for many hours, two of them were scheduled but the other two weren’t. That is not acceptable!

I am not sure at all that WESTERN POWER(less) is a very good commodity to privatise.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO LOOKING AT A SOLAR FUTURE

Posted in electricity, environment, fremantle, solar by freoview on October 12, 2016

solar

 

That’s a lot of solar panels on South Terrace in Fremantle. Good on them!

I hope though that one day solar panels will look more like roof tiles as those big panels don’t look great on low buildings.

Installing solar has become much cheaper and new technology now also allows for storage of excess power, so bring it on.

Rain water storage should become compulsory for new houses as it is such a waste to see all that rain run straight back into the ocean.

Roel Loopers

FREO WAVE POWER FOR STIRLING NAVAL BASE

Posted in electricity, energy, fremantle by freoview on November 25, 2014

Maybe this is the right time for all those who like to play on the stockmarket to buy shares in Fremantle based company Carnegy Wave Energy, who installed their first underwater electricity-generating buoy in the Indian Ocean near Garden Island off the coast of Fremantle.

Once connected to the grid in a few weeks time the company will supply power to the HMAS Stirling naval base and it will even deliver fresh water through the wave energy technology.

I know experts say the stockmarket is the biggest casino in the world, but I reckon buying Carnegy shares might put you on a winner. Buy CWE shares for Christmas!

Roel Loopers

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