March 2014 newsletter

Sunday March 16th 1:00pm – March in March rally is a national vote of no confidence in the Abbott Government’s policies. If you want to sound your opposition to a stacked RET review and dumping the carbon tax. The Sydney rally will be at Belmore Park, Hay Street


Stand up for the Renewable Energy Target A review of the RET by a climate sceptic is happening because big energy companies are losing profits. If enough local MPs hear from us, they’ll take it up with the Prime Minister Take 5 minutes today to contact your local Coalition MP to tell them you support more renewables – and an expanded RET.

If you are in Bennelong, call John Alexanders local electorate office on 9869 4288. North Sydney electorate, Joe Hockey’s office is 9929 9822.


Need some points on the RET?

  • The Renewable Energy Target has already attracted $18 billion in new investment to Australia.***
  • The RET costs on average $1 a week, whereas over spending on network poles and wires and traditional energy costs families around $32 a week.****
  • Over 130 countries around the world now have domestic policies in place to encourage renewable energy investment.


….besides solar will save more than it costs in 2015


Australia, it’s time to divest 3 May is National Fossil Fuel Divestment Day when all those concerned about funding of fossil fuels are called on to close their accounts with Westpac, NAB, ANZ and Commonwealth. You can do it yourself or get assistance to make the transition. See

You can also check out “Climate Proofing Your Investments: moving funds out of fossil fuels”, a new report for institutional investors seeking to insulate their funds against the growing carbon bubble.

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change Missed Mark Diesendorf on 1 March? Listen to him on Radio National – compelling listening on how renewable energy can provide all our power now with existing technologies.


Christine Le Garde… head of the International Monetary Fund, has urged Australia not to abandon it’s pioneering role on climate change.

Shh…..Have you heard about the TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP? a highly secretive free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific Rim countries, including Australia. The TPP would enable corporations to directly governments over laws that corporations believe reduce their profits. Stand with the people urging world leaders to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership

India to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Plant It will reduce India’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by 4 million tons.

what’s on

March in March – Sunday March 16th (see above)


Earth Hour 29 March 8.30pm or better yet, make it Earth Year…… put solar panels on your roof, catch a bus, make your next car all electric (the new Nissan Leaf is now $40,000 and made from 95% recycled material)

Field of Mars Reserve Open Day 31st March 10-3pm – Pittwater Rd Boronia Park –


Public symposium on renewable energy Uni of NSW, Tuesday 15 April


Native Forests, Carbon and Climate Change – Bus Trip25 March 8:00 – 2:00 pm Willoughby Council