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May 17, 2021

A vision for Tweed from Bavaria

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Greetings and appreciation to Echonetdaily from where I’m currently staying in Germany.

Looking out from my attic apartment in this tiny Bavarian village, where my family organically farms the surrounding fields, I see a dozen rooftop solar systems (but there are many more in the village), the closest having 60 panels. If I look around over the fields I can see thirty 1MW windmills.

A bike ride on the wonderful cycling trails will reveal fields, barns and commercial roofs with multi-hundred panel installations.

This is a vision for the Tweed!

Paul Taylor
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  1. Whilst one of the key decisions for Byron Shire council is the appointment of a new GM and there is much discussion about how important it is for a local to be appointed to this key role, maybe it is worth council considering the appointment to Environment & Sustainability Officer of someone from a country like Germany, where they have serious demonstrated commitment to alternative strategies for local communities. We need this expertise and on the ground experience to make it happen. Regrettably this is probably just me wishing in the wind but… you never know. Thanks Paul for the Bavarian “postcard”!


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