Dan Cass writes on sustainability issues for general media including The Guardian Australia, specialist media such as Business Spectator and gives presentations to events around Australia.

Selected publications and presentations by Dan Cass

  • ‘Australia’s carbon tax betrayal is a blow, but there’s good news buried there too’, The Guardian Australia, 18 July 2014
  • Guest lecture on renewable energy to Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) RMIT University, 28 April 2014
  • Interview for strategic review of Australian climate campaigns, commissioned by European Climate Foundation, GetUp! and Sunrise Project, 21 March 2014
  • ‘Organisational Renewables Campaigns: Potential for a Shared Value Trans-formation?’, presentation to symposium ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: New challenges, new concepts’, [Sydney Business School](, 14 February 2014
  • Interview on history and politics of the global climate movement, Rebecca Pearse, PhD programme, UNSW, 6 February 2014
  • ‘The new heartland of the Greens’, The Drum, ABC Online, 9 Sept 2014
  • ‘Sustainability and renewable energy’ Presentation to humanities classes at Fairhills High School, 4 Sept 2013
  • ‘Scientists have a moral obligation to take action on climate change’, The Guardian Australia, 15 August 2013.
  • Renewable Energy workshop, Australian Climate Action Summit, 23 June 2013
  • In-depth interview for Honours Thesis ‘How community-owned wind can bridge the ‘social gap’ in wind farm planning decisions in Victoria’, Sophie Alexander, ANU College of Law, submitted 3 June 2013
  • In-depth interview for ‘Going Solar’ report by Centre for Policy Development, published April 2013
  • ‘Chameleons may hold key to ultra efficient solar PV’ RenewEconomy, 9 April 2013
  • In-depth academic research interview, Japanese energy researchers, 22 Nov 2012
  • ‘The policy and politics of solar power’ AuSES (Australian Solar Council) Conference, 21 August 2012
  • ‘Climate denialism vs renewables’, Climate Spectator, 27 June 2012
  • ‘How Did Australia’s Hung Parliament Deliver A Carbon Price?’, LegalDate, Vol 24, No1, pp.5-7
  • ‘China’s coal-fired electricity is a bad investment’, Climate Spectator, 25 May 2012
  • ‘Carbon capture is doomed — is government finally backing away?’, Crikey, 20 May 2014
  •  ‘Is Mr Abbott’s vision for Australia future-proof?’, The Drum, ABC Online, 16 May 2012
  • ‘Palmer puts a face to Greenhouse Mafia’s agenda’, The Drum, ABC Online, 11 May 2012
  • ‘Losing the renewable energy race isn’t an option’, The Punch, 26 April 2012
  • ‘Milne’s ascension is good for electricity consumers’, The Drum, ABC Online, 17 April 2012 Interviewed on retirement of Senator Bob Brown and appointment of Senator Christine Milne to leadership of the Australian Greens, Rafael Epstein ABC 774 Drive, studio interview, 13 April 2012
  • ‘Get ready to rally around solar’, Climate Spectator, 30 March 2012
  • ‘Good news on coal from US, but QLD ‘Can-Do’ better’, Rooted (Crikey environment blog), 29 March 2012
  • Social Business Australia, book chapter interview, 29 March 2012
  • Community Broadcasting Association interview, 28 March 2012
  • ‘Brown coal blues: yesterday’s energy industry’, The Drum, ABC Online, 21 March 2012
  • Interviewed on Victorian brown coal and renewable energy, Rafael Epstein ABC 774 Drive, studio interview, 20 March 2012
  • Community Energy workshop, Sustainable Sunraysia Festival, Mildura, 17 March 2012
  • Community owned energy forum, Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, 18 Feb 2012
  • ‘What we really think of wind farms’, Climate Spectator, 19 Jan 2012
  • ‘Clean bowled in cricket, but they’ll clean us up in energy’ The Punch, 30 Dec 2011
  • Confidential personal submission, Clean Energy Finance Corporation expert review panel, 8 Dec 2011
  • ‘Cleaning up the climate debate’, Climate Spectator, 8 Dec 2011
  • ‘Then and now: Labor’s nuclear conflict’, The Drum, ABC Online, 5 Dec 2011
  • Submission guide, community renewable energy campaign to Clean Energy Finance Corporation expert review panel, Nov 2011
  • Mean, green, American fighting machines’, The Punch, 18 Nov 2011
  • ‘The carbon tax is a done deal. Now stop your whingeing’, The Punch, 8 Nov 2011
  • ‘Australia’s underwhelming clean energy objectives’, The Drum, ABC Online, 5 Oct 2011
  • ‘Hepburn Wind’ presentation, Energise Central NSW conference Cowra, 5 Aug 2011
  • ‘A light on the horizon for solar’, Climate Spectator, 19 July 2011
  • ‘Renewable no more’, The Drum, ABC Online, 11 July 2011
  • ‘Healthy growth’, The Drum, ABC Online, 8 July 2011
  • ‘How solar and wind can dominate’, Climate Spectator, 28 June 2011
  • ‘The wind in the science culture war sails’, Rooted (Crikey environment blog), 23 June 2011
  • ‘Hate speech, political violence and climate change’, The Drum, ABC Online, 17 May 2011
  • ‘Energy: solar, wind technologies and a minister’s pessimism’ Crikey 11 May 2011
  • ‘Gillard in Washington: Using energy on climate is the big story’, The Drum, ABC Online, 9 March 2011
  • ‘Another step towards renewable energy’, The Drum, ABC Online, 25 February 2011
  • ‘Visionary millionaire puts the “art” into Hobart’, The Punch, 29 Jan 2011
  • ‘Trading schemes deliver cuts’ Rooted (Crikey environment blog),15 Dec 2010
  • ‘Climate treaties all bluster, no bite’, The Age, 10 Dec 2010
  • ‘Designing an enforceable climate law’, The Drum, ABC Online, 9 Dec 2010
  • ‘A ray of hope from the Maldives’, Climate Spectator, 10 Oct 2010
  • ‘Strength in union’, The Drum, ABC Online, 24 June 2010
  • ‘Zero hour’ Parliament House Canberra, The Drum, ABC Online, 24 June 2010
  • ‘What can the US learn from us about the oil spill’, The Punch, 18 Jun 2010
  • ‘Dinner with Malcolm, and how the Libs can regroup’ , The Punch, 26 May 2010
  • ‘Swan says climate is a key challenge but fails to meet it’ , The Punch, 12 May 2010
  • ‘Battle-fatigued greenies’, The Drum, ABC Online, 11 May 2010
  • ‘Last-minute Budget item: cash for energy symbols’, The Punch, 10 May 2010
  • Interview on art and climate change for ‘The Art Life at Asia Pacific Triennial’, an Artscape special for ABC TV, first broadcast on 16 February 2010
  • ‘Pentagon: Climate change threat to national security’, Crikey, 1 Feb 2010
  • ‘The top three climate pitfalls for the Opposition to avoid’ Rooted (Crikey environment blog),7 Dec 2009
  • ‘On the slow death of political TV: time for Ecocene TV’, Crikey 2 Sept 2009
  • ‘Volt heads can rev up, as I’ve test-driven the future’, The Punch, 10 Aug 2009
  • ‘Solar power puts China and Japan on top of the world’, The Punch, 30 June 2009
  • ‘Put coal kings in the dock for their crimes’, The Punch, 3 June 2009
  • ‘Budget 09: fossil fuels exit-strategy mark one’, Crikey 13 May 2009







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