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Type: Conference paper
Title: Low carbon futures: renewable energy potential in Playford
Author: Kellett, J.
Hamilton, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors State Conference, AIBS 2008, 2008 / pp.1-20
Publisher: Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
Issue Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781920927813
Conference Name: Australian Institute of Building Surveyors SA Branch Conference (28 Feb 2008 - 01 Mar 2008 : Nuriootpa, South Australia)
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Jon Kellett and Cathryn Hamilton
Abstract: Whilst top down policy on climate change at Federal and State level is evolving and bottom up initiatives at the level of individual firms and households are beginning to capture public interest, there is often a gap between these two extremes. This gap is well illustrated by the lack of data in respect of the current energy profile of spatial areas such as local councils. It is also apparent in the lack of information on the potential for energy and greenhouse gas reduction at this level of analysis. Using a case study of Playford Council in South Australia, this paper addresses the second of these aspects, and seeks to identify the renewable energy potential in the area. It identifies the primary renewable energy resources and introduces techniques for assessing their potential. The paper examines the potential for change from the current energy profile and seeks to quantify both the greenhouse gas savings that are possible and the benefits, in terms of financial advantages and job creation that could accrue to building owners and the community at large in Playford, should mandatory carbon reduction targets be imposed.
Keywords: Renewable energy; solar; photovoltaic; resource assessment; carbon
RMID: 0030006946
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