Oct 10, 2012
- What: Our Renewable Energy Future – Port August to the ACT
- Who: The Repower Port Augusta Team, Canberran Activists who walked 328km for renewable energy, Minister Simon Corbell and Greens Spokesperson Shane Rattenbury
- When: 5.30 – 8 tonight, Wed 10 Oct
- Where: Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, NCEPH, Corner Mills and Eggleston Roads, ACTON, the ANU
- RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4498808056
The ACT is currently deciding whether to take on 90% renewable energy for the territory in the upcoming election. We will hear from Environment Minister Simon Corbell, and Greens Climate Change Spokesperson Shane Rattenbury about the role the ACT is playing on the national agenda, and how they would secure a renewable future.
Speakers: Gary Rowbottom – Port Augusta power worker
Dan Spencer – Repower Port Augusta Alliance Community Organiser
Mark Ogge – Beyond Zero Emissions
Canberra walkers – Charlie Wood & Marty O’Hare
ACT Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development: Simon Corbell
ACT Greens Spokesperson for Climate Change: Shane Rattenbury
Bought to you by: Repower Port Augusta, Conservation Council ACT Region, Canberra Loves 40%, Climate Action Canberra, SEE-Change and Australian Youth Climate Coalition ACT
The walk from Port Augusta to Adelaide was part of the Repower Port Augusta campaign (www.repowerportaugusta.org). In July 4,053 Port Augusta residents voted in favour of a solar thermal, rather than a gas plant.
Walkers from every state and territory joined the Walk for Solar and 20 SOLARdarity Walks were held around Australia on 30 September , from Cable Beach in Broome to the top of Mt Kosciuszko and Canberra (See: http://goo.gl/maps/0h8o7 ).
Now a delegation from the Repower Port Augusta Alliance is travelling to the National Capital to meet with key federal politicians of all persuasions at Parliament House next week (October 9-11).
In a sign of united support, Canberra climate groups are jointly hosting a community forum where local Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development Simon Corbell, and Greens Spokesperson on Climate Change Shane Rattenbury will speak.
Entry free- but Gold Coin donations much appreciated!
(The Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre is located at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health, corner of Mills and Eggleston Roads, ANU)
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