Renewable Hydrogen Project


Hastings 2000 Project: Urban Living in a Natural Environment – to view in colour see Dropbox.


The above files are a reference point for ongoing work by Donald MacRae and I in assessing renewable hydrogen prospects for Scotland, the Highlands & Islands and Skye.

Donald’s bio for related consultancy projects include:
(a) “Kick started” the Hastings 2000 Project to establish a model ‘ecotechnopolis’ for 75,000 residents sustaining a wide range of highly skilled and professional employment and business development opportunities, on the mid north coast of New South Wales – published in Urban Living in a Natural Environment report to the NSW Government – and commissioned use of nation’s leading national economic model to estimate increases in national productivity and growth from 25 similar developments compared with business as usual – Assessing National Economic Benefits of Decentralised Development through Hastings 2000 Projects.

(b) Submitted a winning entry to the 1994 OECD Ecological Cities Project – Jerrabomberra: sustainable living in the 21st century
(c) Development of A Regional Development Policy for Western Australia resulting from harnessing and distilling the insights of numerous stakeholders in 9 regions;
(d) Facilitation of a World Study Tour and provision of a Social Benefit-Cost Analysis as key inputs to a masterplan for St Andrews, a new city for 150,000 residents north of Perth, Western Australia;
(e) Provided the “green print” attracting $10m for the establishment of GREEN Inc –  Gippsland Region Economy & Ecology Network Inc – to stimulate the creation of and investment in creation of green jobs and enterprises for the Gippsland region;
(f) Supported the development of strategic approaches to setting priorities for Murray Darling Basin Commission (see Annual Report 1999-2000), the Cooperative Research Centre for Plant-Based Management of Drylands Salinity, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting.
(g) Review and evaluation of the effectiveness in 2004 of the climate change research program funded by the Australian Government;  External review of the Australian Greenhouse Science Programme 
(i) Prepared No Waste by 2010 strategy for the Australian Capital Territory in 1996.
(j) Facilitated 1990 Australian Government & CSIRO Workshop on Economics of Climate Change.

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