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July 1, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Police seeking public assistance following Byron Bay assault

A serious assault in Byron Bay on Friday, 3 June, 2022 has led to police releasing further CCTV footage and another appeal for information from the public. 

Festival/Byron Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

Playing with fire

Victoria Cosford It’s my latest obsession; native thyme infused vinegar. Herby, a little sweet – it’s a knockout – a...

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

It’s plastic free July!

Did you know that plastic packaging and single-use plastic items make up 60 per cent of all litter in NSW?

Cabarita Surf Club gets $500k funding boost

Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club has secured a $500,000 grant in the NSW Government’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facility Program.

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay.

It is an absolute pleasure to be able to write a letter supporting the reported solar-energy initiatives of Repower Byron and Beyond Zero Emissions. This is exactly what needs to be done. Big solar-thermal units built inland, in combination with the localised use of efficient – and that means unsubsidised – panels.

It must be added that it is essential for the nation to re-focus industrially on energy-technology production, and we must not kid ourselves we are succeeding if we are subsidy (ie tax-dollar) dependent.

We must build our own energy future. End the imports. End the subsidies. Gently but firmly, folks. Since our federal governments are embedded with fossil-fuel industries, and hostile to effective change, it is these local initiatives and businesses supplying them that will create the future.

But having said that, let me finish with delight. Wave energy seems to be progressing nicely, solar is well underway, and the electric vehicle is here to stay. You beauty.

 


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