Making Solar Thermal Happen 5th August

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Tuesday 5th August 6pm

Allan Scott Auditorium (H2-16), Hawke Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia (55 North Tce Adelaide)

Join the Repower Port Augusta Alliance for an evening discussing why and how we can make solar thermal happen in South Australia. With Dr Keith Lovegrove, solar thermal expert, Climate Change Institute at ANU (Canberra); Dr. Peter Burdon, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School and members of the Port Augusta campaign group.

CLEAN Climate Emergency Network

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Mark Diesendorf 100% Renewable for SA 16 June

You are invited to join the Conservation Council SA ‘In Conversation with Dr Mark Diesendorf’ to discuss 100% renewable electricity for South Australia.

16 June 111 Franklin St Adelaide at 6pm

Dr Mark Diesendorf presents his newest report showing that South Australia could produce 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. This will be a critical conversation to inform submissions to the SA’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. Come along, get inspired and learn what we need to do to make it happen!

About Mark Diesendorf:

Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf is Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW. He teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, energy policy, sustainable urban transport, theory of sustainability, and ecological economics.

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Enquiries: Cat Beaton

(08) 8223 5155…

Nuclear free SA coalition meeting 2nd June

All welcome at a meeting to continue the coalition of people interested in keeping SA nuclear free.

Tuesday 2nd Jun 5-7pm upstairs at the Prince Albert Hotel 254 Wright St

Drinks and dinner available

Hosted by Nuclear Operations Watch Port Adelaide


Friends of the Earth Adelaide is a member group of NOWPA

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SA network wants solar homes to pay $100/year more for grid

SA Power Networks (SAPN), which operates the poles and wires that deliver electricity to homes and businesses throughout the state, and is owned by ASX-listed Spark Infrastructure, says all consumers will receive price reductions in the coming year on their network costs.

But while most households will receive a discount of $188 a year on their network costs, and “vulnerable” homes a saving of $388 a year, the 175,000 solar households in the state will only receive a discount of $88 a year.

SAPN justifies this by saying that solar households still need as much power from the network at peak times as other users, even if they use less electricity from the grid during the day when the sun shines.

Attempts to penalize solar households have been already rebuffed in QLD and WA; it would be a shame if SA allowed this discrimination.

Nigel Morris of Slar Business systems outlines why this is misdirected in an article in the Climate Spectator.

Solar Citizens have initiated a petition to stop the discrimination against solar panel owners.

Solar Citizens is an independent community based organisation bringing together millions of solar owners and supporters to protect and grow solar in Australia.Since starting in May 2013, Solar Citizens has grown to over 60,000 supporters around the country, representing the more that 5 million solar owners in Australia and the millions more who wish to go solar.… Read more >>