Clean Futures

Repower Pt Augusta rally

A good turnout on Sunday April 30th: a large crowd urging the Premier to give the go-ahead to solar thermal at Pt Augusta. As the Mayor of Pt Augusta, Sam Johnson,  pointed out, it makes economic sense and fits in nicely with the State’s new energy policy.…

Non violent direct action training Sat 4 March

Non Violent Direct Action Training
Saturday 4 March
10am-5pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St Adelaide

Come along and learn about non violent direct action in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, from our faciliator Mara Bonacci of Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy Collective.

Learn theory, legal issues, codes of conduct, role play and planning an action.

BYO lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Entry by donation. All proceeds to the campaign against nuclear expansion in SA.

Please book your spot by RSVPing to adelaide.office@foe.org.au

Facebook event link

Nuclear Power: Game Over

“Nuclear power is a clunky technology borne out of a bygone Cold War era. Its best days are over and it cannot form a key part of sustainable energy policy.”

 

 

 

Professor Derek Abbott, our guest speaker,
is a physicist and electrical engineer based at the University of Adelaide.
He’s written many articles about the long-term future for energy production.

He gave a  talk, based on the article in the current Australian Quarterly,
in which he outlines why Nuclear Power is in decline.

You can view the
Slides from the talk (a 24.6MB PDF file) or read the article online

Report into development of an unconventional gas industry in S-E SA

The Natural Resources Committee has released its final report into develepment of an unconventional gas industry in the South East of SA (around Mt Gambier).

From the government Media Release: media-release-nrc-fracking-report-tabled-291116-1

“After review of all evidence and additional research, the committee has reached the positon that social licence does not yet exist for the development of an unconventional gas industry in the South East,” said Ms Steph Key (ALP member for Ashford). “This has been made starkly apparent by widespread opposition from the local community and it is the overarching finding of the inquiry.”

“This is not to say unconventional gas exploration and development should never occur in the region, but that in the committee’s view, obtaining social licence is a necessary precondition to such development occurring,” Ms Key said.

“Throughout the inquiry, all evidence the committee heard, both for and against unconventional gas development, has been in the context of myriad external forces including climate change considerations, production and export price, export demand, technological advances, renewable energy growth, and very notably, public opinion,” said Ms Key.

A link to the full report is found in the media release.…