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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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The developer of a proposed Dunoon solar farm is concerned about competition from companies selling clean-energy offsets from overseas.

Chris Van Den Bergh has received development approval from Lismore City Council to spend $1 million on a solar farm on his macadamia property.

The 1,600 solar panels would cover 2,700 square metres of the property and produce around 580 megawatts of power each year.

But Mr Van Den Bergh says local companies he has spoken to don’t seem to be interested in buying locally generated green power and are content to keep polluting and buying offsets on the international market to cover their obligations.

 


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