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With all the hype around the Tesla Energy Powerwall and the expected demand for battery storage to attach to solar PV systems, it is a good time for electricians to upskill at TAFE on Grid Connect and Stand Alone Power systems at Melbourne Polytechnic to be prepared for increased installation demand.
http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/blogs/talkingaboutmelbournepolytechnic/2015/05/21/grid-connect-and-solar-pv-electrical-skills-important-as-tesla-battery-set-to-shake-up-energy-market/
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Canada has been criticised for it's low target, will Australia be any better:?
An analysis published 11 May 2015 by PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimated the target that Japan, Canada and Australia needed to meet to achieve the same level of ambition as Europe or USA. We know these countries still aren't doing enough to achieve 2C target, yet they still set a benchmark for ...
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Shell Arctic oil operations in Seattle blockaded on Monday.
On Monday 18 May 2015, over five hundred people blockaded Port of Seattle Terminal 5 where Royal Dutch Shell's Polar Pioneer oil rig is docked. Shell is planning to do exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic off the Alaska coast despite climate scientists saying we cannot ...
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A little bit of good news: first brown coal mine in Victoria will close in August.
Published as an original article at Nofibs.com.au. While renewables are being encouraged by the Andrews Government with the proposal for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, the first domino in Victoria's brown coal fired power industry has succumbed. Alcoa announced this week it would be ...
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Pope Francis is throwing his weight behind strong climate action. Where does that leave failed Catholic cleric and Prime Minister Tony Abbott?
Catholic church statements on climate change are undermining the moral authority of catholic Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his government's poor record on climate action and support for fossil fuels and expansion of coal. Tony Abbott's 'coal for prosperity' statement is looking more ridiculous ...
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Elon Musk's announcement of the new Tesla Energy battery storage products fills an important, even revolutionary, niche in advancement of the solar revolution. Here I go past the announcement and highlight the solar PV revolution underway in the US and Australia. It is part of the global transitional shift (described by Paul Gilding) from fossil fuels that will add to pressure for a substantive global agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015. #COP21   #Tesla   #battery  
This article was originally published at San Fransisco Bay Area Indymedia and at nofibs.com.au. In a remarkable 20 minute presentation on Thursday night, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Paypal and Tesla Motors, launched a scalable battery storage system aimed at multiple markets: from ...
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Most everyone has heard of Shell's campaign for Arctic Oil, but few know British Petroleum (BP) is undertaking exploratory deep sea oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight off the South Australian coast. They have already invested upwards of $1billion in a new drill rig and shore base, while refusing to disclose modelling and risk management plans in the event of an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon. All the while, latest research shows these new projects should not go ahead to ensure we remain under 2C global warming.  #southaustralia   #BP   #deepwaterhorizon  
Pristine beaches along Eyre peninsula under potential threat if an oil spill occurs Photo: John Englart This original article was published at nofibs.com.au. The fifth anniversay of British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil spill has just passed. Could such a devastating oil spill happen in ...
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Is a 1.5C degree climate change limit still achievable? Barely, if we throw everything at it concludes a new study.
While we ponder whether we will overshoot the already dangerous level of 2 Degrees Celsius of warming on the way to 4C or 5C degrees warming by the end of the century, scientists have assessed whether it is still possible to restrict global warming to just 1.5C degrees. The short answer?
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Yes the fossil Fuel companies keep exploring ever more extreme reserves: Shell in the Arctic, we have BP about to drill in deep water in the Great Australian Bight. Neither of these ventures are compatible with a 2C limit let alone 1.5C
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Kayaktivism and blockades - Shell is made not welcome in Seattle with community resistance to Shell's Arctic oil drilling program
Over the last week Royal Dutch Shell has faced stiff public opposition in Seattle to it's Arctic oil exploration program with the arrival of the Noble Explorer and Polar Pioneer drill rigs for maintenance and provisioning in Seattle. Related: Shell Polar Pioneer Arctic drilling rig blockaded at ...
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Central England is warming up due to climate change
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Victoria stepping up renewable energy transition.
Published as an original article at Nofibs.com.au. On Thursday Victorian Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio told the Federal Government that Victoria wants to establish it's own Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) and to get out of the way and clear the federal legislative path to do so.
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Vigil last Thusday morning to Replace Hazelwood coal power station at Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn's electoral office
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Website developer, citizen journalist
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html, css, journalism, science journalism, editorial, writing
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  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
    Web Assistant, 2008 - present
  • Climate IMC
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2005 - present
  • Melbourne Indymedia
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2003 - present
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Melbourne based Web content editor, Science journalist, photojournalist
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Time to leap out of the slowly boiling pot of earth's warming climate into action on climate mitigation and adaption. I don't want my children to ask why I didn't act after reading the scientific reports of climate risks. I write on the effects of human induced climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, environmental and social impacts of global warming, and climate protests from a Melbourne Citizen Journalist.

member of environmental NGOs and community groups for 30 years in Australia, currently living in Melbourne. A Citizen journalist for the Indymedia network in Australia and worldwide. I am an editor and contributor with Australia Indymedia. Climate Indymedia and the global features collective. I also post photoessays to Flickr and videos to Youtube and edit wikipedia as user Tirin. My website is takver.com where I can be contacted through the feedback form, the most reliable way to contact me. I can also be contacted through facebook and on twitter as @takvera.

Most of my posts on climate change I archive on  my Climate Citizen blog at  takvera.blogspot.com
Education
  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
    IT (Web Development), Multimedia, 2006 - 2008
Studied here in 2006-2008. Great facilities and teachers, short walk from Preston market and railway station. On the St Georges Road bike route. Most students just come for their classes or lectures, then go, but in recent years there has been an attempt to encourage more student life and engagement. The campus has a new gym, good library facilities (and helpful librarians). The best secret is St Georges Restaurant on campus which is open at lunchtime. While perhaps not suitable for eating at everyday, it provides a nice lunch if you have an hour to spare, and it is not much more expensive than buying a roll at the cafeteria.
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