Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf

School of Humanities & Languages

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Kensington Campus

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Dr Mark Diesendorf teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, energy policy, sustainable urban transport, theory of sustainability, ecological economics, and practical processes by which government, business and other organisations can achieve ecologically sustainable and socially just development.

Prior to joining the Institute of Environmental Studies in 2004 he was a Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO in the 1980s, senior lecturer in Human Ecology at the Australian National University (1994-1996), then Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (1996-2001), and then Director of the private consultancy Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd (2001-2007).

He has collaborated with and consulted for a wide range of organisations including AusAID, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Hydrocool Pty Ltd, Minister for Minerals & Energy (Western Australia), StateRail (NSW), Sustainable Energy Development Authority of New South Wales, Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria, WWF Australia, and various municipal and local governments in Australia and China.

Based on his belief that science, technology and economics should serve the community at large, he has been at various times secretary of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science (Canberra), co-founder and vice-president of the Sustainable Energy Industries Council of Australia, co-founder and president of the original Australasian Wind Energy Association, president of the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) and vice-president of Appropriate Technology for Community and Environment (APACE).

He is co-editor of the interdisciplinary book Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future (1997) and author of Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy (PDF) (2007). His latest book, Climate Action: A Campaign Manual for Greenhouse Solutions (PDF), was published in 2009.

Publications

    Books

    • Diesendorf M, 2014, Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change, UNSW Press and Routledge-Earthscan, Sydney and London
    • Diesendorf MO, 2009, Climate Action, Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    • Diesendorf MO, 2007, Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    • Diesendorf M; Hamilton C, (eds.), 1997, Human Ecology, Human Economy Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future, Allen & Unwin, Sydney
    • Diesendorf MO; D'Espaignet E; Fett MJ, (eds.), 1988, Australia's Health -- biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health, Australian Institute of Health, Canberra
    • Diesendorf MO, (ed.), 1978, Energy and People-- social implications of different energy futures, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra
    • Diesendorf MO, (ed.), 1977, The Impact of Environment and Lifestyle on Human Health, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra
    • Diesendorf MO, (ed.), 1976, The Magic Bullet, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra

    Book Chapters

    • Elliston B;Diesendorf M;MacGill I, 2017, 'Reliability of 100 % Renewable Electricity Supply in the Australian National Electricity Market', in Uyar TS (ed.), TOWARDS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY: TECHNIQUES, COSTS AND REGIONAL CASE-STUDIES, edn. Springer Proceedings in Energy, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 297 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45659-1_32
    • Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Strategies for transition to a future beyond growth', in A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy, pp. 223 - 238
    • Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'The concept of base-load power', in Lehr JH; Keeley J (ed.), Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia, Wiley, pp. 585 - 589
    • Diesendorf M, 2013, 'A genuine 'green' economy must be ecologically sustainable and socially just', in Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy, pp. 223 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36121-0_13
    • Diesendorf M, 2012, 'Redesigning Energy Systems', in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566600.003.0038
    • Diesendorf M, 2012, 'The economics of nuclear energy', in Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia, pp. 50 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203115695
    • Diesendorf M, 2012, 'Can Energy Security and Effective Climate Change Policies Be Compatible?', in Anceschi L; Symons J (ed.), ENERGY SECURITY IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE ASIA-PACIFIC EXPERIENCE, edn. Energy Climate and the Environment, PALGRAVE, pp. 72 - 87, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000309610100006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Baumber A;Merson JA;Diesendorf MO;Ampt PR, 2012, 'Revegetation, bioenergy and sustainable use in the New South Wales central west', in Merson J; Cooney R; Brown P (ed.), Conservation in a Crowded World: Case studies from the Asia-Pacific, edn. 1st, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 186 - 204
    • Diesendorf MO, 2012, 'Lost energy policies, opportunities and practice', in Walker KJ; Crowley K (ed.), Environmental Policy Failure: The Australian Story, edn. 1, Tilde University Press, pp. 44 - 59
    • Diesendorf MO, 2011, 'Climate Change and the Economy', in Argyrous G; Stilwell F (ed.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, edn. Third, Tilde University Press, Victoria, Australia, pp. 15 - 18
    • Diesendorf M, 2006, 'Can Geosequestration Save the Coal Industry?', in Byne J; Toly N; Glover L (ed.), TRANSFORMING POWER: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY IN CONFLICT, edn. Energy and Environmental Policy, TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS, pp. 221 - 246, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000267949700009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Diesendorf MO, 2005, 'Tomorrow`s Mega-cities: How Will They Develop', in The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovations and Governance in the 21st Century, edn. Original, Earthscan Publications, London, UK, pp. 301 - 315
    • Diesendorf MO, 2000, 'A critique of the Australian government's greenhouse policies', in Climate Change in the South Pacific: Impacts and Responses in Australia, Kluwer, pp. 79 - 93
    • Diesendorf MO, 2000, 'Sustainability and sustainable development', in Dunphy D (ed.), Sustainability: The corporate challenge of the 21st century, Allen & Unwin
    • Diesendorf MO, 1998, 'The fate of the ESD recommendations on greenhouse response in the energy sector', in The ESD Process: Evaluating a Policy Experiment, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Canberra, pp. 41 - 52
    • Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'Some pathways to ecological sustainability', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 302 - 325
    • Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'Greenhouse response in the energy sector', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 197 - 242
    • Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'Ecologically sustainable development principles', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Uniwin, Sydney, pp. 64 - 97
    • Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'The ESD process in Australia', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 285 - 301
    • Diesendorf MO, 1996, 'Fluoridation: breaking the silence barrier', in Martin B (ed.), Confronting the experts, State University of New York Press, New York, pp. 45 - 75
    • Diesendorf MO, 1994, 'The nature of renewable energy', in Dovers S (ed.), Sustainable energy: pathways for Australian energy reform, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 112 - 128
    • Diesendorf MO, 1994, 'Windpower and other renewable energy sources', in Dovers S (ed.), Sustainable energy: pathways for Australian energy reform, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 150 - 169
    • Diesendorf MO, 1988, 'Science for the community', in Ockham's Razor 2, ABC Enterprises, pp. 15 - 20
    • Diesendorf MO, 1988, 'Why I became a “dissident” scientist', in Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ed.), Ockham’s razor 2, ABC Enterprises, pp. 9 - 14
    • Diesendorf MO, 1983, 'Science as a social and political tool', in Birch A (ed.), Science research in Australia – who benefits?, Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 125 - 135
    • Diesendorf MO, 1982, 'Science under social and political pressures', in Oldroyd DR (ed.), Science and Ethics, NSW University Press, Sydney, pp. 48 - 73
    • Diesendorf MO, 1979, 'A community use of wind power', in Diesendorf M (ed.), Energy and people: social implications of different energy futures, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra, pp. 166 - 167
    • Diesendorf MO, 1979, 'Problems of high and low energy futures', in Diesendorf M (ed.), Energy and people: social implications of different energy futures, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra, pp. 27 - 35
    • Diesendorf MO, 1979, 'Sounding the alarms: the dilemma of the scientific expert’', in Green W (ed.), Focus on social responsibilty in science, New Zealand Association of Scientists, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 61 - 83
    • Diesendorf MO, 1977, 'A closer look at prevention', in Diesendorf M (ed.), The impact of environment and lifestyle on human health, Society for Social responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra, pp. 265 - 280
    • Diesendorf MO, 1976, 'Environment and health', in Diesendorf M (ed.), The Magic Bullet, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra, pp. 131 - 142
    • Diesendorf MO, 1976, 'Mass x-rays--risks versus benefits', in Diesendorf M (ed.), The Magic Bullet, Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra, pp. 112 - 122

    Journal articles

    • Mey F;Diesendorf M, 2017, 'Who owns an energy transition? Strategic action fields and community wind energy in Denmark', Energy Research and Social Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.10.044
    • Hamilton NE;Howard BS;Diesendorf M;Wiedmann T, 2017, 'Computing life-cycle emissions from transitioning the electricity sector using a discrete numerical approach', Energy, vol. 137, pp. 314 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.06.175
    • Gui EM;Diesendorf M;MacGill I, 2017, 'Distributed energy infrastructure paradigm: Community microgrids in a new institutional economics context', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 72, pp. 1355 - 1365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.10.047
    • Mey F;Diesendorf M;MacGill I, 2016, 'Can local government play a greater role for community renewable energy? A case study from Australia', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 21, pp. 33 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.06.019
    • Wolfram P;Wiedmann T;Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Carbon footprint scenarios for renewable electricity in Australia', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 124, pp. 236 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.080
    • Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Shunning nuclear power but not its waste: Assessing the risks of Australia becoming the world's nuclear wasteland', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 19, pp. 142 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.06.003
    • Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Subjective judgments in the nuclear energy debate', Conservation Biology, vol. 30, pp. 666 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12692
    • Delina LL;Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'Strengthening the climate action movement: strategies from contemporary social action campaigns', Interface: a journal for and about social movements
    • Yangka D;Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Modeling the benefits of electric cooking in Bhutan: A long term perspective', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 59, pp. 494 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.265
    • Delina LL;Diesendorf M;Merson J, 2014, 'Strengthening the climate action movement: Strategies from histories', Carbon Management, vol. 5, pp. 397 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2015.1005396
    • Elliston B;MacGill I;Diesendorf M, 2014, 'Comparing least cost scenarios for 100% renewable electricity with low emission fossil fuel scenarios in the Australian National Electricity Market', Renewable Energy, vol. 66, pp. 196 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.12.010
    • Turner GM;Elliston B;Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Impacts on the biophysical economy and environment of a transition to 100% renewable electricity in Australia', Energy Policy, vol. 54, pp. 288 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.11.038
    • Sovacool BK;Parenteau P;Ramana MV;Valentine SV;Jacobson MZ;Delucchi MA;Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Comment on "prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power"', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 47, pp. 6715 - 6717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es401667h
    • Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Contesting the future of nuclear power: A critical global assessment of atomic energy', ENERGY POLICY, vol. 56, pp. 738 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.01.005
    • Delina LL;Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Is wartime mobilisation a suitable policy model for rapid national climate mitigation?', Energy Policy, vol. 58, pp. 371 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.036
    • Elliston B;MacGill I;Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Least cost 100% renewable electricity scenarios in the Australian National Electricity Market', Energy Policy, vol. 59, pp. 270 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.038
    • Elliston B;Diesendorf M;MacGill I, 2012, 'Simulations of scenarios with 100% renewable electricity in the Australian National Electricity Market', Energy Policy, vol. 45, pp. 606 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.03.011
    • Diesendorf MO, 2012, 'A sustainable energy future for Australia', Dialogue, vol. 31, pp. 5 - 12
    • Baumber A;Merson J;Ampt P;Diesendorf M, 2011, 'The adoption of short-rotation energy cropping as a new land use option in the New South Wales Central West', Rural Society, vol. 20, pp. 266 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/rsj.20.3.266
    • Buckman G;Diesendorf M, 2010, 'Design limitations in Australian renewable electricity policies', Energy Policy, vol. 38, pp. 3365 - 3376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.009
    • Diesendorf M;Bartlett A, 2010, 'A BIG AUSTRALIA?', OVERLAND, pp. 22 - 30, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000285734800006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Buckman G;Diesendorf M, 2010, 'Design limitations in Australian renewable electricity policies (vol 38, pg 3365, 2010)', ENERGY POLICY, vol. 38, pp. 7539 - 7540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.06.016
    • Mudd GM;Diesendorf M, 2009, 'Response to comment on "Sustainability of uranium mining and milling: Toward quantifying resources and eco-efficiency"', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 43, pp. 3969 - 3970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es900742b
    • Mudd GM;Diesendorf M, 2008, 'Sustainability of uranium mining and milling: Toward quantifying resources and eco-efficiency', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, pp. 2624 - 2630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es702249v
    • Saddler H;Diesendorf M;Denniss R, 2007, 'Clean energy scenarios for Australia', Energy Policy, vol. 35, pp. 1245 - 1256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2006.03.013
    • Diesendorf MO, 2007, 'Is nuclear energy a possible solution to global warming?', Social Alternatives, vol. 26, pp. 8 - 11
    • Diesendorf M, 2006, 'Response to John Spencer's obfuscation of the results of his own paper', Fluoride, vol. 39, pp. 327 - 330
    • Diesendorf M, 2006, 'Wind power in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Studies, vol. 63, pp. 765 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207230601047099
    • Diesendorf M, 2004, 'Comparison of employment potential of the coal and wind power industries', International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, vol. 1, pp. 82 - 90
    • Biswas WK;Diesendorf M;Bryce P, 2004, 'Can photovoltaic technologies help attain sustainable rural development in Bangladesh?', Energy Policy, vol. 32, pp. 1199 - 1207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00083-1
    • Riedy C;Diesendorf M, 2003, 'Financial subsidies to the Australian fossil fuel industry', Energy Policy, vol. 31, pp. 125 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(02)00017-4
    • Biswas WK;Bryce P;Diesendorf M, 2001, 'Model for empowering rural poor through renewable energy technologies in Bangladesh', Environmental Science & Policy, vol. 4, pp. 333 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1462-9011(01)00031-4
    • Diesendorf M, 2001, 'Models of sustainability and sustainable development', International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, vol. 1, pp. 109 - 123
    • Diesendorf M, 2000, 'Energy scenarios in global economic models of greenhouse gas reduction', International Journal of Global Energy Issues, vol. 13, pp. 70 - 85
    • Diesendorf M, 1998, 'Australian economic models of greenhouse abatement', Environmental Science & Policy, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1462-9011(98)00002-1
    • Diesendorf M;Colquhoun J;Spittle BJ;Everingham DN;Clutterbuck FW, 1997, 'New evidence on fluoridation', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 21, pp. 187 - 190
    • Diesendorf M;Colquhoun J;Spittle BJ;Everingham DN;Clutterbuck FW, 1997, 'New evidence on fluoridation', Fluoride, vol. 30, pp. 179 - 185
    • Diesendorf M;Diesendorf A, 1997, 'Suppression by medical journals of a warning about overdosing formula-fed infants with Fluoride', Accountability in Research, vol. 5, pp. 225 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08989629708573911
    • Blakers A;Diesendorf M, 1996, 'A scenario for the expansion of solar and wind generated electricity in australia', Australian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 3, pp. 11 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14486563.1996.10648340
    • Diesendorf M, 1996, 'How can a "competitive" market for electricity be made compatible with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions?', Ecological Economics, vol. 17, pp. 33 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0921-8009(95)00102-6
    • Diesendorf M, 1995, 'How science can illuminate ethical debates: A case study on water fluoridation', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 28, pp. 87 - 104
    • Diesendorf MO, 1991, 'Is nuclear energy the answer to the greenhouse effect or to an oil crisis?', Social Alternatives, vol. 9, pp. 56 - 59
    • Diesendorf MO, 1990, 'Health hazards of fluoridation: a re-examination', International Clinical Nutrition Review, vol. 10, pp. 304 - 321
    • Diesendorf MO, 1990, 'Have the benefits of water fluoridation been overestimated?', International Clinical Nutrition Review, vol. 10, pp. 292 - 303
    • Barer M;Nicoll M;Diesendorf M;Harvey R, 1990, 'FROM MEDIBANK TO MEDICARE: TRENDS IN AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL CARE COSTS AND USE FROM 1976 TO 1986', Community Health Studies, vol. 14, pp. 8 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.1990.tb00015.x
    • Diesendorf M, 1989, 'The Mystery of Declining Caries', Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 17, pp. 106 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0528.1989.tb00599.x
    • Colquhoun J;Diesendorf M;Burt BA;Beltran ED, 1989, 'Letters to the Editor', Journal of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 49, pp. 131 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-7325.1989.tb02048.x
    • Diesendorf M, 1989, 'Anglesey fluoridation trials re-examined', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 22, pp. 53 - 58
    • Diesendorf M;Colquhoun J, 1989, 'International fluoridation symposium in Brazil', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 4
    • Diesendorf M, 1989, 'Fluoridation of water [4]', Chemical and Engineering News, vol. 67, pp. 2 - 3
    • Diesendorf MO, 1987, 'Propositions on war and peace', Social Alternatives, vol. 6, pp. 33 - 38
    • Diesendorf M, 1987, 'Is fluoridation effective?', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 20, pp. 51 - 53
    • Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'Fluoridation – politics and strategies', Social Alternatives, vol. 5, pp. 48 - 53
    • Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'Fluorides: new grounds for concern', The Ecologist, vol. 16, pp. 237 - 242
    • Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'A re-examination of Australian fluoridation trials', Search, vol. 17, pp. 256 - 262
    • Diesendorf M, 1986, 'The mystery of declining tooth decay', Nature, vol. 322, pp. 125 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/322125a0
    • DIESENDORF M, 1985, 'FLUORIDE - NEW RISKS', SEARCH, vol. 16, pp. 129 - 129, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1985AWA6800005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Donnelly WA;Diesendorf M, 1985, 'Variable elasticity models for electricity demand', Energy Economics, vol. 7, pp. 159 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0140-9883(85)90004-0
    • Diesendorf M, 1985, 'Is science value-free? [5]', Nature, vol. 313, pp. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/313092a0
    • Diesendorf M, 1985, 'Value-laden science [3]', Nature, vol. 314, pp. 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/314666c0
    • Diesendorf MO;Carlin J, 1983, 'Analysis of some wind speed data from southern Australia with reference to potential wind energy conversion', Wind Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 147 - 160
    • Martin B;Diesendorf M, 1983, 'The economics of large-scale wind power in the UK A model of an optimally mixed CEGB electricity grid', Energy Policy, vol. 11, pp. 259 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0301-4215(83)90082-4
    • Martin B;Diesendorf M, 1982, 'Optimal thermal mix in electricity grids containing wind power', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 4, pp. 155 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0142-0615(82)90044-8
    • Haslett J;Diesendorf M, 1981, 'The capacity credit of wind power: A theoretical analysis', Solar Energy, vol. 26, pp. 391 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-092X(81)90218-8
    • Diesendorf M, 1980, 'IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR FLUORIDATION? A REVIEW OF THE REPORT BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS', Community Health Studies, vol. 4, pp. 224 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.1980.tb00303.x
    • Diesendorf MO;Martin B, 1980, 'Integration of wind power into Australian electricity grids without storage: a computer simulation', Wind Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 211 - 226
    • Diesendorf MO;Fulford G, 1979, 'Optimal value of the rated speed of a wind generator', Wind Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 62 - 68
    • DIESENDORF M, 1979, 'RECENT SCANDINAVIAN R AND D IN WIND ELECTRIC-POWER - IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA', SEARCH, vol. 10, pp. 165 - 173, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1979GU22000003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Diesendorf M;Westcott M, 1978, 'Renewable energy sources and storage', Nature, vol. 275, pp. 253 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/275254a0
    • DIESENDORF M, 1977, 'INSECT SENSILLA AS DIELECTRIC AERIALS FOR SCENT DETECTION - REPLY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INSECT MORPHOLOGY & EMBRYOLOGY, vol. 6, pp. 105 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7322(77)90015-0
    • Gates DJ;Diesendorf M, 1977, 'On the fluctuations in levels of closed lakes', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 33, pp. 267 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-1694(77)90039-7
    • Diesendorf M, 1977, 'The "dielectric waveguide theory" of insect olfaction: A reply to P. S. Callahan', International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology, vol. 6, pp. 123 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7322(77)90017-4
    • Diesendorf M, 1977, 'Insect sensilla as dielectric aerials for scent detection?. Comments on a review by P.S. Callahan', International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology, vol. 6, pp. 105 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7322(77)90015-0
    • Diesendorf MO, 1975, 'General anaesthetic excitation and inhibition of insect CO2-receptors: an interpretation', Olfaction and Taste, vol. 5, pp. 195 - 198
    • Diesendorf M, 1975, 'A quantitative model of cooperative effects in aspartate transcarbamylase and related hybrid molecules', Biopolymers, vol. 14, pp. 19 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bip.1975.360140103
    • Diesendorf MO, 1975, 'Low-level ionising radiation and man', Search, vol. 6, pp. 328 - 334
    • Diesendorf M;Stange G;Snyder AW, 1974, 'A Theoretical Investigation of Radiation Mechanisms of Insect Chemoreception', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 185, pp. 33 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1974.0004
    • Stange G;Diesendorf M, 1973, 'The response of the honeybee antennal CO2-receptors to N2O and Xe', Journal of Comparative Physiology, vol. 86, pp. 139 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00702534
    • Diesendorf MO;Horridge GA, 1973, 'Two models of the partially focused clear zone compound eye', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Sciences, vol. 183, pp. 141 - 158
    • Diesendorf MO, 1972, 'Amplitude variations in artificially stimulated VLF emissions', Nature Physical Science, vol. 236, pp. 56 - 58
    • Horridge GA;Ninham BW;Diesendorf MO, 1972, 'Theory of the Summation of Scattered Light in Clear Zone Compound Eyes', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 181, pp. 137 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1972.0043
    • Diesendorf MO, 1971, 'Whistler-mode echoes observed on the FR-1 satellite', Planetary and Space Science, vol. 19, pp. 739 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0032-0633(71)90032-8
    • Diesendorf MO, 1970, 'Electron correlations and solar neutrino counts', Nature, vol. 227, pp. 266 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/227266a0
    • Diesendorf MO;Ninham BW, 1969, 'The Effect of Quantum Correlations on Electron-Scattering Opacities', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 156, pp. 1069 - 1069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/150035
    • Diesendorf M;Ninham BW, 1968, 'Quantum corrections to the pair distribution function of a classical plasma', Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 9, pp. 745 - 752

    Conference Papers

    • Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'Comparing the Reliability and Economics of Renewable & Nuclear Energy', in Comparing the Reliability and Economics of Renewable & Nuclear Energy, CRC CARE Workshop on Nuclear Energy, Adelaide, Australia, presented at CRC CARE Workshop on Nuclear Energy, Adelaide, Australia, 16 - 16 June 2015, http://www.crccare.com/events/national-workshop-on-nuclear-energy-for-australia
    • Diesendorf MO, 2013, 'Employment in a Steady-State Economy', in Employment in a Steady-State Economy, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference, Canberra, presented at Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference, Canberra, 12 - 14 November 2013
    • Diesendorf MO;Elliston B;MacGill I, 2013, 'Ecological Economics of Low Carbon Electricity Supply in Australia', in Ecological Economics of Low Carbon Electricity Supply in Australia, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference, Canberra, presented at Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference, Canberra, 12 - 14 November 2013
    • Bergonia A;Diesendorf MO;Merson J, 2013, 'Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Management in Australia: Moving From Government to Adaptive Governance', in Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Management in Australia: Moving From Government to Adaptive Governance, Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference, Sydney, presented at Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference, Sydney, 25 - 27 June 2013
    • Delina LL;Diesendorf M, 2013, 'Governing rapid climate mitigation', in Governing rapid climate mitigation, Earth System Governance 2013 Tokyo Conference: Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents, Tokyo, presented at Earth System Governance 2013 Tokyo Conference: Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents, Tokyo, 28 - 31 January 2013, http://tokyo2013.earthsystemgovernance.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0134-DELINA_DIESENDORF.pdf
    • Elliston B;Diesendorf MO;MacGill IF, 2012, 'Reliability of 100% renewable electricity in the Australian National Electricity Market', in 2nd International 100% Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IRENEC 2012) Proceedings, Eurosolar Turkey, Istanbul, pp. 325 - 331, presented at 2nd International 100% Renewable Energy Conference (IRENEC 2012), Istanbul, 28 - 30 June 2012, http://www.ceem.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/IRENEC2012_EllistonEtAl.pdf
    • Elliston B;Diesendorf MO;MacGill IF, 2011, 'Simulation of scenarios with 100% renewable electricity in the Australian National Electricity Market', in Solar 2011. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Australian Solar Energy Society, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1 - 11, presented at Solar 2011. 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Sydney, Australia, 29 November - 02 December 2011
    • Mudd G;Diesendorf MO, 2010, 'Uranium Mining, Nuclear Power and Sustainability – Rhetoric versus Reality', in Sustainable Mining 2010 Conference, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Kalgoorlie, WA, pp. 315 - 340, presented at Sustainable Mining 2010, Kalgoorlie, WA, 17 - 19 August 2010
    • Diesendorf MO, 2007, 'Renewable Energy as a major component of Greenhouse response: Refutation of the base load fallacy', in ANZSEE 2007 Conference: Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change, ANZSEE 2007 Conference: Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change, Noosa Lakes, Queensland, Australia, presented at ANZSEE 2007 Conference: Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change, Noosa Lakes, Queensland, Australia, 03 - 06 July 2007
    • Diesendorf MO, 2003, 'Is ‘clean coal’ an oxymoron?', in In Search of Sustainability, In Search of Sustainability’ (ISOS), Canberra, presented at In Search of Sustainability’ (ISOS), Canberra, 14 - 14 November 2003
    • Diesendorf M, 2002, 'The effect of land costs on the economics of urban transportation systems', in Proceedings of the Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40630(255)196
    • Diesendorf MO, 1999, 'Sustainability and sustainable development', in Loughland T (ed.), Southern Crossings. Pointers for Change, Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. (AAEE), Sydney, presented at Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. (AAEE), International Conference on Environmental Education, Sydney, 14 - 18 January 1999

    Reports

    • Diesendorf MO;DL ;Matthews J;Pearman G, 2010, Fuelling Future Passenger Vehicle Use in Australia: An alternative fuel and technology mix for passenger vehicles in Australia – the electric vehicles revolution, NRMA Motoring & Services, Sydney

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Diesendorf MO, 1968, On the application of diagram perturbation techniques in equilibrium plasma theory, University of New South Wales, University of New South Wales

    Conference Presentations

    • Wolfram P;Wiedmann T;Diesendorf M, 2016, 'Carbon footprint scenarios for renewable electricity in Australia', Vol. 124, pp. 236 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.080
    • Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Envisioning and exploring potential energy futures', presented at Australian Association for Environmental Education, biennial conference, Hobart, Australia, 02 - 04 November 2014
    • Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Strategies and policies for a steady-state economy', presented at Fenner Conference on the Environment, Sydney, 02 - 03 October 2014
    • Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'The Politics of Implementing a Transition to Renewable Energy', presented at Energy Transition Challenges, Hong Kong, 20 - 20 May 2014
    • Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change: Electricity', presented at Solar 2014 National Conference, Melbourne, 08 - 09 May 2014

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