Clean Futures

RadTour gets closer..27 June – 8 July 2015

Run by Friends of the Earth, this year’s Tour will take place from Saturday June 27 to Wednesday July 8, 2015.  Contact Robyn if you would like to get involved with their Adelaide welcome around July 8th: robyn.wood@foe.org.au.  See below for ticket links.

Radtour photo

Participants get to experience consensus decision making, desert camping and vegetarian cooking in affinity groups while travelling to some of the most beautiful and ecologically significant environments in Australia. If you’re interested in learning about the industry or anti-nuclear campaigning, the “Rad Tour” is an essential start or refresher.… Read more >>

FoE Submission to the Terms of Reference of the Nuclear Energy Cycle Royal Commission

The SA government is holding a Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle.

On the cards is examining uranium enrichment, nuclear power and a nuclear power dump.

Our Premier Jay Weatherill says he used to be anti-nuclear but now he has an open mind as he is concerned about climate change and our state’s economy.

Friends of the Earth Adelaide joined many groups and individuals in making a submission to the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission – please see the link.

The Conservation Council of SA is hosting community members who wish to work on the Royal Commission over the next year on Tuesdays in their new HQ at 111 Franklin St Adelaide – contact Robyn for more information robyn.wood@foe.org.au… Read more >>

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Wind energy

The Senate is having yet another inquiry into wind farm energy.

Friend’s of the Earth Adelaide made a submission as its important to show there is support for renewables.  Here is a copy of our submission.

Wind Energy Senate Enquiry Submission by Friends of the Earth Adelaide 22.3.15

 

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Report back from the nuclear free picnic and March in March Rally

A great time was had by all on the banks of the Torrens at Bonython Park for our sushi picnic and poetry slam to honour the fourth anniversary since the ongoing Fukushima disaster started in Japan.   Friends of the Earth’s Dr Philip White spoke about Fukushima and his experience with the nuclear industry in Japan.

Here’s a picnic pic of the Conservation Councils excellent banner SA: RENEWABLE NOT RADIOACTIVE

picnic banner march 2015

and a few from the March in March rally and parade which Friends’ of the Earth Adelaide helped organise.

waste barrels on bike trailer

Vic Square Renewables Not Radioactive banner Marcy 2015

barrel and rad suits parliamnt houseRead more >>

Foe Submission to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Terms of Reference

SA Premier Jay Weatherill recently announced a Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle and gave the public one week to make submissions into the terms of reference.

He says he is motivated by concerns over climate change and the state of SA’s economy.

The royal commission will look at uranium enrichment, nuclear power and a nuclear waste dump. Environment groups are calling for it to include issues with existing uranium mining, legacy waste sites, export markets and weapons proliferation as well as a close examination of the impact of a proposed dump on remote communities. We also call for a full economic analysis of nuclear power in relation to renewables.

A group of people who want to work together over the next year of the royal commission is forming. Meetings will be hosted by the Conservation Council at their new HQ 111 Franklin St Adelaide (the old bus station, next to the new bus station).  The group is currently meeting on Tuesdays, please contact Robyn for more information robyn.wood@foe.org.au

FoE Adl submission to Nuclear Royal Commission terms of referenceRead more >>