“a holistic approach to renewable energy”? …

Sometimes an email arrives that makes you shake your head, here was one from Murdoch University in Western Australia. Another pocket lining academic exercise. I guess if they are looking to give scholarships to ‘aged pensioners’ like me, things are dire for the renewable industry.

Fracking in WA for gas

Fracking in WA for gas

I am an ‘environmental horticulturalist’ and consultant, and I just adore more CO2.

Renewable energy industry growth.

Hello Tom,

The recent appointment of a renewable energy and energy storage advocate Professor Alan Finkel as Australia’s New Chief Scientist signals a new era of collaboration between researchers and Australian industry.

With a newly agreed renewable energy target and a new supportive Prime Minister in Malcolm Turnbull, the renewable energy industry in Australia will require more skilled professionals familiar with the technology, policy, legislation, economics and environmental issues associated with the use of renewable energy.

The energy studies postgraduate programs at Murdoch University offer an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on technology, economics and policy to provide a holistic approach to renewable energy project development.

Our suite of nested postgraduate courses will lead to you becoming an expert in your preferred area of renewable energy*.
• Masters of Renewable Energy
• Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies
• Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment
• Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies

Our programs will enable you to develop the critical skills needed for the renewable energy industry, including renewable energy systems design and analysis, energy auditing, energy and greenhouse reporting, life-cycle assessment, and energy economics and apply them to the challenges of global environmental and social change. To help you achieve your potential, Murdoch University offers the Australian Institute of Energy scholarship for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2016.


Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
School of Engineering and Information Technology Dean

Definitely a religion, belief system!



adjective: holistic
  1. characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

*Hydropower. Not quite what they are teaching I think!

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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