Thanks to all our supporters who came by our stall at the annual Hunter’s Hill festival. As a result of the day almost 50 letters were written to local Federal MPs asking them to end their opposition to the Clean Energy Act, in light of the fact that 75% of businesses paying the tax don’t want it repealed, preferring market certainty. See pictures.
LOW CARBON FUTURE FOR RYDE WORKSHOP
On 21 August at Macquarie University at 6pm Climate Works Australia presents an analysis on key opportunities for Ryde to shift to a low carbon future on commercial and domestic fronts. Our group will be presenting at this free event. For parking, map and other details see Macquarie University Empower Event
WIND and SOLAR CHEAPER THAN COAL-FIRED ELECTRICITY
A report just released by the Australian Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics estimates that solar and wind could produce some of the lowest cost electricity in Australia by 2030. For more Australian Energy Technology Assessment Report
MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE 2012 (RET) REVIEW
Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) is currently 20% by 2020. This level is currently under threat with pressure from industry for a reduction. In fact the target should be doubled, given the need for rapid transition to wind back warming. There is an urgent need for submissions from community members asking for a doubling of the 2020 Renewables target. A submission can be a one sentence letter http://climatechangeauthority.gov.au/submissions
LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Get ready to vote on 8 September – watch this space for reports from candidates.
COAL SEAM GAS MINING
For a detailed look at coal seam gas mining, go to http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/
MEETING WITH DAVID SHOEBRIDGE
On Saturday 25 August from 2-4pm David Shoebridge,Greens MLC, will be at West Ryde Hall, 1A Station Street, West Ryde to meet with community groups and members of the public. David has expertise in planning and can talk about the government’s proposed changes to the New South Wales planning process. RSVP: 0400 498 454. Map available at http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Community/Venue+Hire/West+Ryde+Hall+
CARBON PRICE EXPLAINED
For an easy to understand explanation of the carbon price http://environmentvictoria.org.au/blog/posts/chat-your-mates-about-real-story-carbon-price
Monday 3 September 2012 at 7.30 pm. Call Pamela on 0422 532 586 or Jo on 0414 375 149 for details.
We would like to thank all our friends & supporters for your continued support.