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A vast majority of Australians support a move to 100 per cent clean energy.

But a lot also wonder whether we can make it happen yet.

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is conducting a series of forums across the state showcasing real stories from the clean-energy frontline that prove we’re 100 per cent ready to start making the switch.

You’ll hear from workers, farmers, small businesses, big businesses, inventors, investors and community leaders, all of whom are seeing big benefits for themselves, their communities and Australia from the work that’s going on around the country.

Speakers at tonight’s forum include: Tim Barker, Permaculture Research Institute; Paul Cruickshank, Regional Renewable Energy Precincts Coordinator (Office of Environment and Heritage); Jeff Johnson, Beyond Zero Emissions; Warwick Johnston, Sunwiz; Natalie Meyer, Nimbin Community Solar Farm; and James Sturch, North Coast Energy Entity.

Their message is clear: clean energy creates installation, assembly and maintenance jobs in regional areas; it offsets energy price rises; it gives farmers income without damaging the land; it provides returns to investors and creates a new sector that diversifies our economy and keeps the money right here in Australia.

And, unlike coal-seam gas, it does all these things while creating energy without polluting or contributing to climate change.

The forum is from 6pm to 9pm at Lismore City Bowling Club, Molesworth St, Lismore. Admission is free.

For more information go to 100percentready.org.au.

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