Professor Mark Diesendorf’s presentation can be downloaded here
First steps – our position paper
CEFE has prepared a comprehensive position statement to request support from the NSW and Australian governments to assist the community of the Bega Valley Shire and CEFE to meet the local community renewable energy target of 50/50 by 2020 (adopted in 2007) and to assist meeting our group’s goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030
Tathra’s school hall was packed on Tuesday February 19 for a meeting hosted by CEFE President and Tathra resident Dr Matthew Nott to examine the feasibility and impact of 100% renewable energy for Tathra, the Bega valley and Eden Monaro and to learn how the target could be achieved. Guest speakers included BVSC Mayor Kristie McBain, former Liberal leader Dr John Hewson, Professor Andrew Blakers from ANU’s Centre for Sustainable Energy, and Martin Poole CEO of Epuron, a company that has been instrumental in rolling out wind and solar farms across the country. The tone of the meeting was one of great optimism, with the unstoppable growing competitiveness of renewable energy coupled with people power making the 100% by 2030 entirely achievable. The meeting got a sneak preview of CEFE’s most ambitious ever human sign project – communities across Australia spelling out RENEWABLE ENERGY NOW; MAKE THE SWITCH NOW; 100% RENEWABLES…IMAGINE. The 3 minute video is expected to go viral on social media once it is launched as part of an upcoming ABC Four Corners program. The meeting also heard from a number of the candidates for the upcoming State and Federal elections.
At the conclusion of the meeting a resolution that Tathra adopts the target of 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, and that the Tathra water tower sign be updated with this sign was passed unanimously.
9.30 on Sunday February 24
Sign writer Gavin Martin (who donated his services) and CEFE’s Prue Kelly with the sign completed
Three major Far South Coast (FSC) organisations have come together to host a Federal Election Candidates’ Forum at the Bermagui Community Centre on Saturday, 4 June at 5.30 pm. Clean Energy for Eternity Inc, the National Trust (FSC Branch), and the National Parks Association (FSC Branch), have invited all Eden Monaro Candidates to present their positions and to address real concerns within our Electorate.
The Moderator for the evening will be Mr Tim Holt, former well-known and respected ABC-South East Radio presenter. Representatives will include: Dr Matthew Nott, Founder and President of Clean Energy for Eternity Inc; Dr Frances Perkins, Chair of National Trust (FSC Branch); Mr David Gallan, President of National Parks Association; and Dr Bronte Somerset from NPA’s Great Southern Forests campaign.
The Forum will focus on big issues requiring strong leadership. These include climate change, the future of our native forests, and the quality of life in our region as influenced by employment and business opportunities through renewable energy projects, health, education, and protection of our natural environment. There will be ample opportunity for questions from the audience.
For further information, please contact Prue Kelly, Clean Energy for Eternity Inc on 0418 161 547 or [email protected]
PS We need your help in the 2016 Federal election to remind voters and politicians that tackling climate pollution is vital. To spread the word, please post a message on Facebook or Twitter – it’s easy using this link that Climate Change Balmain Rozelle has prepared. There are 21 different Facebook posts/Tweets you can share over the eight week election campaign. Even better email the link http://www.climatechangebr.org/page15.htm to all your friends so they can do the same
CEFE members were out in force for the People’s Climate March on November 27. Mosman and Northern Beaches CEFE both participated in the Sydney march, and a group also marched in Canberra. In Bega there was a well attended pre-march picnic at which Matthew Nott spoke.