Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf
Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf

BSc (Hons) in physics, University of Sydney; PhD in applied mathematics, UNSW

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

Dr Mark Diesendorf was originally trained as a physicist and applied mathematician. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Humanities & Languages, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW Sydney. He teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, energy policy, theory of sustainability, ecological economics, and practical processes by which government, business and other organisations can achieve ecologically sustainable and socially just development. He is Section Editor for Energy of the international journal Global Sustainability.

From 2004 to 2016 he was Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW Sydney. His earlier positions include Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO in the 1980s, senior lecturer in Human Ecology at the Australian National University (1994-1996), Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (1996-2001), Director of the private consultancy Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd (2001-2007) and Education Program Leader of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living from 2017 until it closed in June 2019.

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 (UNSW Press, 2007), Climate Action: A Campaign Manual for Greenhouse Solutions (UNSW Press, 2009) and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change (Routledge & UNSW Press, 2014).

  • Books | 2014
    Diesendorf M, 2014, Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change, UNSW Press and Routledge-Earthscan, Sydney and London
    Books | 2009
    Diesendorf MO, 2009, Climate Action, Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Books | 2007
    Diesendorf MO, 2007, Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Books | 1997
    Multiple authors , 1997, Human Ecology, Human Economy Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future, Diesendorf M; Hamilton C, (ed.), Allen & Unwin, Sydney
    Books | 1988
    Multiple authors , 1988, Australia's Health -- biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health, Diesendorf MO; D'Espaignet E; Fett MJ, (eds.), Australian Institute of Health, Canberra
    Books | 1978
    Multiple authors , 1978, Energy and People-- social implications of different energy futures, Diesendorf MO, (ed.), Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra
    Books | 1977
    Multiple authors , 1977, The Impact of Environment and Lifestyle on Human Health, Diesendorf MO, (ed.), Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra
    Books | 1976
    Multiple authors , 1976, The Magic Bullet, Diesendorf MO, (ed.), Society for Social Responsibility in Science (A.C.T.), Canberra
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Diesendorf M, 2022, 'Energy Systems for Sustainable Prosperity', in Sustainability and the New Economics, Springer International Publishing, pp. 231 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78795-0_12
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Diesendorf M, 2022, 'Energy systems for sustainable properity', in Williams SJ; Taylor R (ed.), Sustainability and the New Economics: Synthesising ecological economics and Modern Monetary Theory, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 231 - 251
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Diesendorf M, 2020, 'Towards an electricity sector with 100% renewable energy generation', in Probst O; Castellanos S; Palacios R (ed.), Transforming the Grid towards Fully Renewable Energy, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, U.K., pp. 23 - 44
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Diesendorf M, 2020, 'Will the transition to renewable energy damage the global macro-economy?', in Washington H (ed.), Ecological Economics: Solutions for the Future, Self-published, Sydney, pp. 67 - 82
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Diesendorf M, 2019, 'Energy Futures for Australia', in Decarbonising the Built Environment, Springer Singapore, pp. 35 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7940-6_2
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Diesendorf M, 2019, 'Energy futures for Australia', in Newton P; Prasad D; Sproul A; White S (ed.), Decarbonising the Built Environment: Charting the transition, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 35 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7940-6
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Haslett J; Diesendorf M, 2018, 'The capacity credit of wind power: A theoretical analysis', in Renewable Energy: Four Volume Set, pp. 17 - 36
    Book Chapters | 2017
    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, edn. Springer Proceedings in Energy, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 297 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45659-1_32
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Diesendorf M, 2017, 'Ecologically sustainable energy', in Washington H (ed.), Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy, CASSE NSW, Sydney, pp. 137 - 143
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'Strategies for transition to a future beyond growth', in Washington H; Twomey P (ed.), A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a Steady State Economy, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 223 - 238
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Diesendorf MO, 2013, 'A genuine "green" economy must be ecologically sustainable and socially just', in Schroeder S; Chester L (ed.), Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's contribution to political economy, Springer, pp. 223 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36121-0_13
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Diesendorf MO, 2012, 'The economics of nuclear energy', in Basrur R; Collin KSL (ed.), Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia, Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 50 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203115695
    Book Chapters | 2012
    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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Diesendorf MO, 2012, 'Can energy security and effective climate change policies be compatible?', in Ancheschi L; Symons J (ed.), Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change: The Asia-Pacific Experience, edn. Energy Climate and the Environment, Palgrave Macmillan, UK and USA, 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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    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
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Diesendorf MO, 2011, 'Redesigning Energy Systems', in Dryzek JS; Norgaard RB; Schlossberg D (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford University Press, New York, USA, pp. 561 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566600.003.0038
    Book Chapters | 2011
    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
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Diesendorf MO, 2006, 'Can Geosequestration Save the Coal Industry?', in Byrne J; Toly NJ; Glover L (ed.), Transforming Power: Energy, Environment and Society in Conflict, edn. Energy and Environmental Policy, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (USA) and London (UK), 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
    Book Chapters | 2005
    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
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Diesendorf MO, 2000, 'Sustainability and sustainable development', in Dunphy D (ed.), Sustainability: The corporate challenge of the 21st century, Allen & Unwin
    Book Chapters | 2000
    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
    Book Chapters | 1998
    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
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'Some pathways to ecological sustainability', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 302 - 325
    Book Chapters | 1997
    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
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'Ecologically sustainable development principles', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Uniwin, Sydney, pp. 64 - 97
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Diesendorf MO, 1997, 'The ESD process in Australia', in Diesendorf M; Hamilton C (ed.), Human Ecology Human Economy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 285 - 301
    Book Chapters | 1996
    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
    Book Chapters | 1994
    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
    Book Chapters | 1994
    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
    Book Chapters | 1988
    Diesendorf MO, 1988, 'Science for the community', in Ockham's Razor 2, ABC Enterprises, pp. 15 - 20
    Book Chapters | 1988
    Diesendorf MO, 1988, 'Why I became a “dissident” scientist', in Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ed.), Ockham’s razor 2, ABC Enterprises, pp. 9 - 14
    Book Chapters | 1983
    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
    Book Chapters | 1982
    Diesendorf MO, 1982, 'Science under social and political pressures', in Oldroyd DR (ed.), Science and Ethics, NSW University Press, Sydney, pp. 48 - 73
    Book Chapters | 1979
    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
    Book Chapters | 1979
    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
    Book Chapters | 1979
    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
    Book Chapters | 1977
    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
    Book Chapters | 1976
    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
    Book Chapters | 1976
    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 | 2022
    Diesendorf M, 2022, 'Scenarios for mitigating CO2 emissions from energy supply in the absence of CO2 removal', Climate Policy, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2022.2061407
    Journal articles | 2022
    Diesendorf M, 2022, 'Can energy descent be justified by critiquing 100% renewable energy scenarios? A reply to Floyd et al.', Futures, vol. 137, pp. 102907 - 102907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2022.102907
    Journal articles | 2022
    Diesendorf M, 2022, 'Comment on Seibert, M.K.; Rees, W.E. Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition. Energies 2021, 14, 4508', Energies, vol. 15, pp. 964 - 964, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en15030964
    Journal articles | 2020
    Diesendorf M, 2020, 'COVID-19 and economic recovery in compliance with climate targets', Global Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/sus.2020.32
    Journal articles | 2020
    Diesendorf M; Wiedmann T, 2020, 'Implications of Trends in Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI) for Transitioning to Renewable Electricity', Ecological Economics, vol. 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106726
    Journal articles | 2018
    Diesendorf M; Elliston B, 2018, 'The feasibility of 100% renewable electricity systems: A response to critics', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 93, pp. 318 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.042
    Journal articles | 2018
    Delina LL; Diesendorf M, 2018, 'Critiquing the use of war to mobilise peaceful climate action: A response to Kester & Sovacool', Energy Policy, vol. 112, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.09.046
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mey F; Diesendorf M, 2018, 'Who owns an energy transition? Strategic action fields and community wind energy in Denmark', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 35, pp. 108 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.10.044
    Journal articles | 2018
    Howard BS; Hamilton NE; Diesendorf M; Wiedmann T, 2018, 'Modeling the carbon budget of the Australian electricity sector's transition to renewable energy', Renewable Energy, vol. 125, pp. 712 - 728, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.02.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Diesendorf M, 2018, 'Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia', ENERGY RESEARCH & SOCIAL SCIENCE, vol. 39, pp. 162 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Diesendorf M, 2017, 'Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy', Energy, vol. 122, pp. 746 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.01.117
    Journal articles | 2016
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Diesendorf MO, 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wolfram P; Wiedmann T; Diesendorf , 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'Subjective judgments in the nuclear energy debate', Conservation Biology, vol. 30, pp. 666 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12692
    Journal articles | 2016
    Delina LL; Diesendorf MO, 2016, 'Strengthening the climate action movement: strategies from contemporary social action campaigns', Interface: a journal for and about social movements
    Journal articles | 2015
    Delina LL; Diesendorf M; Merson J, 2015, 'Strengthening the climate action movement: 
strategies from histories', Carbon Management, vol. 5, pp. 397 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2015.1005396
    Journal articles | 2014
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Delina L; Diesendorf MO, 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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Turner GM; Elliston B; Diesendorf MO, 2013, 'Impacts on the biophysical economy and environment of a transition to 100% renewable electricity in Australia', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 54, pp. 288 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.11.038
    Journal articles | 2013
    Elliston B; MacGill IF; Diesendorf MO, 2013, 'Least cost 100% renewable electricity scenarios in the Australian National Electricity Market', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 59, pp. 270 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.038
    Journal articles | 2013
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diesendorf MO, 2013, 'Book Review: 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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Elliston B; Diesendorf MO; MacGill IF, 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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Diesendorf MO, 2012, 'A sustainable energy future for Australia', Dialogue, vol. 31, pp. 5 - 12
    Journal articles | 2011
    Baumber A; Merson JA; Ampt PR; Diesendorf MO, 2011, 'The adoption of short-rotation energy cropping as a new land use option in the New South Wales Central West', Rural Society. The journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, vol. 20, pp. 266 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/rsj.20.3.266
    Journal articles | 2010
    Buckman G; Diesendorf MO, 2010, 'Design limitations in Australian renewable electricity policies', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 38, pp. 3365 - 3376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.009
    Journal articles | 2010
    Diesendorf MO, 2010, 'A Big Australia', Overland, vol. 2010, pp. 22 - 30, http://web.overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-201/feature-mark-diesendorf/
    Journal articles | 2010
    Buckman G; Diesendorf MO, 2010, 'Addendum to “Design limitations in Australian renewable electricity policies”', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 38, pp. 7539 - 7540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.06.016
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mudd G; Diesendorf MO, 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
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mudd G; Diesendorf MO, 2008, 'Sustainability of uranium mining: toward quantifying resources and eco-efficiency', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, pp. 2624 - 2630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es702249v
    Journal articles | 2007
    Saddler H; Diesendorf MO; Denniss R, 2007, 'Clean energy scenarios for Australia', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 35, pp. 1245 - 1256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2006.03.013
    Journal articles | 2007
    Diesendorf MO, 2007, 'Is nuclear energy a possible solution to global warming?', Social Alternatives, vol. 26, pp. 8 - 11
    Journal articles | 2006
    Diesendorf MO, 2006, 'Wind power in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Studies, vol. 63, pp. 765 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207230601047099
    Journal articles | 2006
    Diesendorf MO, 2006, 'Response to John Spencer`s obfuscation of the results of his own paper', Fluoride, vol. 39, pp. 327 - 330
    Journal articles | 2005
    Diesendorf MO, 2005, 'Comparison of Employment potential of the coal and wind power industries', International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, vol. 1, pp. 82 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWE.2004.005605
    Journal articles | 2004
    Biswas W; Diesendorf MO; Bryce P, 2004, 'Can photovoltaic technology help attain sustainable rural development in Bangladesh?', Energy Policy Journal, vol. 32, pp. 1199 - 1208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00083-1
    Journal articles | 2003
    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
    Journal articles | 2001
    Diesendorf M, 2001, 'Models of sustainability and sustainable development', International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, vol. 1, pp. 109 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijarge.2001.000007
    Journal articles | 2001
    Biswas WK; Bryce P; Diesendorf M, 2001, 'Model for empowering rural poor through renewable energy technologies in Bangladesh', Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 4, pp. 333 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1462-9011(01)00031-4
    Journal articles | 2000
    Diesendorf M, 2000, 'Energy scenarios in global economic models of greenhouse gas reduction', International Journal of Global Energy Issues, vol. 13, pp. 70 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijgei.2000.000861
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diesendorf M, 1998, 'Australian economic models of greenhouse abatement', Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1462-9011(98)00002-1
    Journal articles | 1998
    Diesendorf M; Colquhoun J; Spittle B, 1998, 'Fluoridation and bones: Authors' response to critics [2]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 22, pp. 165 - 167
    Journal articles | 1998
    Herbison P; Webb PM; Donald K; Jackman P; Durham G; Diesendorf M; Colquhoun J; Spittle B, 1998, 'New evidence on fluoridation [3] (multiple letters)', Fluoride, vol. 31, pp. 158 - 169
    Journal articles | 1997
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842X.1997.tb01681.x
    Journal articles | 1997
    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
    Journal articles | 1997
    Diesendorf M; Colquhoun J; Spittle BJ; Everingham DN; Clutterbuck FW, 1997, 'New evidence on fluoridation', Fluoride, vol. 30, pp. 179 - 185
    Journal articles | 1996
    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
    Journal articles | 1996
    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
    Journal articles | 1995
    Diesendorf M, 1995, 'How science can illuminate ethical debates: A case study on water fluoridation', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 28, pp. 87 - 104
    Journal articles | 1991
    Diesendorf MO, 1991, 'Is nuclear energy the answer to the greenhouse effect or to an oil crisis?', Social Alternatives, vol. 9, pp. 56 - 59
    Journal articles | 1990
    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
    Journal articles | 1990
    Diesendorf MO, 1990, 'Health hazards of fluoridation: a re-examination', International Clinical Nutrition Review, vol. 10, pp. 304 - 321
    Journal articles | 1990
    Diesendorf MO, 1990, 'Have the benefits of water fluoridation been overestimated?', International Clinical Nutrition Review, vol. 10, pp. 292 - 303
    Journal articles | 1989
    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
    Journal articles | 1989
    Diesendorf M, 1989, 'Fluoridation of water [4]', Chemical and Engineering News, vol. 67, pp. 2 - 3
    Journal articles | 1989
    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
    Journal articles | 1989
    Diesendorf M, 1989, 'Anglesey fluoridation trials re-examined', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 22, pp. 53 - 58
    Journal articles | 1989
    Diesendorf M; Colquhoun J, 1989, 'International fluoridation symposium in Brazil', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 4
    Journal articles | 1987
    Diesendorf M, 1987, 'Is fluoridation effective?', Fluoride - Quarterly Reports, vol. 20, pp. 51 - 53
    Journal articles | 1987
    Diesendorf MO, 1987, 'Propositions on war and peace', Social Alternatives, vol. 6, pp. 33 - 38
    Journal articles | 1986
    Diesendorf M, 1986, 'The mystery of declining tooth decay', Nature, vol. 322, pp. 125 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/322125a0
    Journal articles | 1986
    Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'Fluoridation – politics and strategies', Social Alternatives, vol. 5, pp. 48 - 53
    Journal articles | 1986
    Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'Fluorides: new grounds for concern', The Ecologist, vol. 16, pp. 237 - 242
    Journal articles | 1986
    Diesendorf MO, 1986, 'A re-examination of Australian fluoridation trials', Search, vol. 17, pp. 256 - 262
    Journal articles | 1985
    Diesendorf M, 1985, 'Is science value-free? [5]', Nature, vol. 313, pp. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/313092a0
    Journal articles | 1985
    Diesendorf M, 1985, 'Value-laden science [3]', Nature, vol. 314, pp. 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/314666c0
    Journal articles | 1985
    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
    Journal articles | 1983
    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
    Journal articles | 1983
    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
    Journal articles | 1982
    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
    Journal articles | 1981
    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
    Journal articles | 1981
    Diesendorf M; Carlin J; Martin B, 1981, 'The economic value of wind power in electricity grids.',
    Journal articles | 1981
    Diesendorf M; Martin B; Carlin J, 1981, 'The economic value of wind power in electricity grids.', Cranfield: BHRA, Proc. Int. Colloquium Wind Energy, Brighton, 27-28 August, 1981, pp. 127 - 132
    Journal articles | 1980
    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
    Journal articles | 1980
    Martin B; Diesendorf M, 1980, 'CAPACITY CREDIT OF WIND POWER: A NUMERICAL MODEL.', Precision Engineering, pp. 555 - 564
    Journal articles | 1980
    Martin B; Diesendorf M, 1980, 'The capacity credit of wind power: a numerical model.',
    Journal articles | 1980
    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
    Journal articles | 1979
    Diesendorf M, 1979, 'Recent Scandinavian R and D in wind electic 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
    Journal articles | 1979
    Diesendorf MO; Fulford G, 1979, 'Optimal value of the rated speed of a wind generator', Wind Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 62 - 68
    Journal articles | 1978
    Diesendorf M; Westcott M, 1978, 'Renewable energy sources and storage', Nature, vol. 275, pp. 253 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/275254a0
    Journal articles | 1977
    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
    Journal articles | 1977
    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
    Journal articles | 1977
    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
    Journal articles | 1977
    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
    Journal articles | 1975
    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
    Journal articles | 1975
    Diesendorf MO, 1975, 'General anaesthetic excitation and inhibition of insect CO2-receptors: an interpretation', Olfaction and Taste, vol. 5, pp. 195 - 198
    Journal articles | 1975
    Diesendorf MO, 1975, 'Low-level ionising radiation and man', Search, vol. 6, pp. 328 - 334
    Journal articles | 1974
    Diesendorf M; Stange G; Snyder AW, 1974, 'A theoretical investigation of radiation mechanisms of insect chemoreception', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Sciences, vol. 185, pp. 33 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1974.0004
    Journal articles | 1973
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1973.0010
    Journal articles | 1973
    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
    Journal articles | 1972
    1972, 'Theory of the summation of scattered light in clear zone compound eyes', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences, vol. 181, pp. 137 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1972.0043
    Journal articles | 1972
    Diesendorf MO, 1972, 'Amplitude variations in artificially stimulated VLF emissions', Nature Physical Science, vol. 236, pp. 56 - 58
    Journal articles | 1971
    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
    Journal articles | 1970
    Diesendorf MO, 1970, 'Electron correlations and solar neutrino counts', Nature, vol. 227, pp. 266 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/227266a0
    Journal articles | 1969
    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
    Journal articles | 1968
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1664637
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Walkom K; Diesendorf M; McCoy B, 2019, 'The Marginal Economic Benefits of Centrally Controlled and Maintained Virtual Power Plants', ALFTEC & COSREC, Online, presented at eNergetics 2019: 5th Jubilee Virtual International Conference on Science, Technology and Management in Energy, Online, 28 October 2019 - 29 October 2019, https://energetics.cosrec.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Poster-Presentation.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Diesendorf M, 2018, Renewable electricity policy for Australia, The Australia Institute, Canberra
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Howard B; Hamilton N; Wiedmann T; Diesendorf M, 2017, 'Modelling the Transition to 100% Renewable Electricity Generation in Australia in Compliance with Carbon Budgets', presented at ISIE-ISSST 2017: Science in Support of Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Chicago, USA, 25 June 2017 - 29 June 2017, http://programme.exordo.com/isie2017/delegates/presentation/768/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Diesendorf MO, 2015, '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 June 2015 - 16 June 2016, http://www.crccare.com/events/national-workshop-on-nuclear-energy-for-australia
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Envisioning and exploring potential energy futures', presented at Australian Association for Environmental Education, biennial conference, Hobart, Australia, 02 November 2014 - 04 November 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Strategies and policies for a steady-state economy', presented at Fenner Conference on the Environment, Sydney, 02 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'The Politics of Implementing a Transition to Renewable Energy', presented at Energy Transition Challenges, Hong Kong, 20 May 2014 - 20 May 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Diesendorf MO, 2014, 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change: Electricity', presented at Solar 2014 National Conference, Melbourne, 08 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 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 November 2013 - 14 November 2013
    Conference Papers | 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 June 2013 - 27 June 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    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 November 2013 - 14 November 2013
    Conference Papers | 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 January 2013 - 31 January 2013, http://tokyo2013.earthsystemgovernance.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0134-DELINA_DIESENDORF.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    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 June 2012 - 30 June 2012, http://www.ceem.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/IRENEC2012_EllistonEtAl.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2011
    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, pp. 1 - 11, presented at Solar 2011. 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Sydney, Australia, 29 November 2011 - 02 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    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, Carlton, VIC, 3053, pp. 315 - 340, presented at Sustainable Mining 2010, Kalgoorlie, WA, 17 August 2010 - 19 August 2010
    Reports | 2010
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    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 July 2007 - 06 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2003
    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 November 2003 - 14 November 2003
    Conference Papers | 2002
    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
    Conference Papers | 1999
    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 January 1999 - 18 January 1999
    Conference Papers | 1981
    Diesendorf M; Martin B; Carling J, 1981, 'ECONOMIC VALUE OF WIND POWER IN ELECTRICITY GRIDS.', pp. 127 - 132
    Theses / Dissertations | 1968
    Diesendorf MO, 1968, On the application of diagram perturbation techniques in equilibrium plasma theory, University of New South Wales, University of New South Wales

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