The Nature Conservation Council of NSW invites you to the
NEWCASTLE CLEAN ENERGY FORUM
Talks, panel discussion and Q&A; part of a state-wide roadshow from
100% Ready over the next few months - see www.100percentready.org.au for
more details and to register (RSVPS are not essential and refreshments are
A vast majority of Australians support a move to 100% clean energy.
But a lot also think we’re not ready yet.
We're here to bring you real stories from the clean energy frontline
that prove Australia is 100% ready to start making the switch.
You’ll hear from workers, farmers, small businesses, big businesses,
inventors, investors and community leaders; all of whom are seeing big benefits
for themselves, their communities and Australia from the work that’s going on
around the country.
When you listen to these people, the message is clear: clean energy
creates installation, assembly and maintenance jobs in regional areas, it
offsets energy price rises, it gives farmers income without damaging the land,
it provides returns to investors, and creates a new sector that diversifies our
economy and keeps the money right here in Australia.
And, unlike coal seam gas, it does all these things without polluting
our environment or contributing to climate change.
So sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy hearing from the people who are
leading the future. You might be surprised at how far they’ve come and how
ready we are to start the switch to 100% clean energy - right here, right now.
Where: Outside the office of Tim Owen: 26 Bolton Street NEWCASTLE
The Solar PV Industry has teamed up with community groups to organise a number or rallies around NSW next week to show the new O'Farrell Liberal Government the extend of community anger of their disastrous decision to kill off the NSW Solar Industry.
As most people are now aware, the State Government is proposing to introduce retrospective legislation to reduce the legislated 60c/kWh Feed In Tariff for existing solar customers. This is a massive breach of trust with the people of NSW, not just those with Solar. Retrospective legislation in this case would undermine the legitimacy of every decision the Government makes with people asking the obvious question?
Can they be trusted?
If that we not enough to warrant coming out in support of the solar industry and renewable energy more generally, the solar industry now faces an uncertain future. In fact more than 5000 people currently emplyed in the industry are at real risk of losing their jobs.
When: Monday 6th June 11:30am
Where: Outside the office of Tim Owen: 26 Bolton Street NEWCASTLE
Get set for a big, bright, fun and family-friendly day, with bands, great speakers and even face-painting for the kids! You will be one of thousands across Australia making the time to stand up and demonstrate support for a price on carbon pollution and the start of the clean energy transition for Australia.
Right now, the Federal Government, the Greens and the Independents are making choices for our future. They can set an ambitious carbon price and reinvest in renewable energy, or, they can cave into the big polluters, who are lobbying hard to make sure money stays in their pockets.
On June 5, we can make sure our voices are heard - right at the time when our government needs to hear our support the loudest.
Invitation to SwanseaClimate Change Forum - Impacts and Policy
What can we do to react to the threat of Climate Change? ...Come along and discuss our future!
Date: Saturday, 21st May 2011 Time: 1pm to 3:30pm Where: Swansea Centre, 228Pacific Highway, Swansea, 2281 Cost: Free Guest Speaker: Dr Mark Diesendorf,Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental Studies, NSW University
The Community Environment Network (CEN) committee 'Climate Future - Cool It' isorganizing the free Swansea Climate Change Forum for 21st May in conjunctionwith Lake Macquarie Climate Action and with the support of Lake Macquarie CityCouncil.
The Guest Speaker will be Dr Mark Diesendorf, a well known researcher on the policiesproposed to tackle the challenge of climate change. He will talk about therecent Government policies, Beyond Zero Emissions and other options forreducing our carbon emissions.
Swansea is avery appropriate site for this debate due to its very high vulnerability to sealevel rise.
The Forum will offer the opportunity to discuss policy ideas during a workshopsession held after the presentations.
Once again Climate Action Newcastle has invited a number of expert speakers to share with the community their knowledge on a wide range of topics relating to climate solutions. From researchers working on large scale solar thermal technology to an experienced sustainable building, to an expert on climate insurance and extreme weather events.
Check out the below program for both Sat 19th & Sun 20th March at Newcastle City Hall.
When: Tuesday 30 November 5.45 pm guest speakers & wine (John Thompson of the Hunter Valley Protection Alliance (HVPA)and "The Frackman" Dayne Pratzky down from the advanced gaslands ofQueensland)
6.30 pm screening Where: Greater Union Cinemas King Street, Newcastle How Much: $15 or $12 concession
These are the same techniques being used for coal seam gas extraction in Australia and many new extraction sites are being explored by the usual big companies. Come along, get informed and support us! Brought to you by
This film shows American filmmaker Josh Fox unravelling the environmental hazards of hydraulic fracturing aka 'fracking' occuring throughout the US in the current gas drilling boom.
Gasland is timely and disturbing - this same industry has had considerable impacts in Qld and is now knocking on the NSW Government's door: our Hunter Valley wineries and landholders stand to lose much.
This powerful film is a must-see for everyone concerned about the safety of our water and food supplies and the health of our communities and environment... and is simply a great film.
Hosted by Climate Action Newcastle (CAN) and Hands off our Coast (HOOC)
We welcome speakers John Thompson of the Hunter Valley Protection Alliance (HVPA) and "The Frackman" Dayne Pratzky down from the advanced gas lands of Queensland.
Tickets $15/$12 concession - at door or directly from any CAN or HOOC contacts you may have.
Beyond Coal – 100% Renewables for the Hunter?
On Wednesday 4th August Climate Action
Newcastle will be holding a forum for the community to learn about the
potential of renewable energy, and start talking about a future where we don’t
need to burn dirty coal to produce electricity anymore.
The panellists will speak on a range of related issues,
including the technical challenges and solutions, how communities can take
action to create the future they want to see, and how the transition will
A representative from Beyond Zero Emissions will be
attending to launch their recently released Zero Carbon Australia Stationary
Energy Plan. This plan shows how we could provide 100% Renewable energy for
Australia by 2020, including how much it would cost.
Via skype, we will hear from Scott Kinear about how a
community have set up their own wind farm in Victoria, and from Dr Luis Crespo
about how Concentrating Solar Thermal
technology is providing baseload power in Spain.
There will be lots of questions and answers so please
come along to listen, learn and participate.
The forum starts at 6.30pm at Newcastle City Hall. Entry
is by a gold coin donation.
We hope you can join us.
For more info or media enquiries please contact John L Hayes
on 0400 171 602, or firstname.lastname@example.org.