21.1 C
Byron Shire
March 6, 2021

Renewable energy project ‘a must’

Latest News

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Other News

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Kathy Booth, Dunbible

This is an open letter to federal resources and energy minister Gary Gray, with a petition by 68 members of the Dunbible/Stokers Siding community.

We urge your office to take action on the building of Australia’s first large scale renewable energy project at Port Augusta, South Australia.

Could you please reply to the following enquires, as documented at the time of collecting these petitions.

What progress has been made with the parliamentary select committee set up in 2012 to investigate this issue?

Doctors for the Environment are advocating on behalf of a renewable energy solution. In part this is due to Port Augusta suffering twice the rate of breast cancer to elsewhere in South Australia.

Indeed the recently deceased mayor of Port Augusta, Joy Baluch, also a strong advocate of renewable energy, claimed exposure to the power station, which uses mostly brown coal, as the reason for her illness. What action is being taken on this very alarming statistic?

Will your involvement, as minister for resources and energy, in finding a solution to replacing Port Augusta’s aging coal fired power stations factor into this issue the long-term economy costs of using renewable energy?

Will your involvement factor in the creation of more jobs with the potential of building in Australia a manufacturing industry to address large-scale renewable energy solutions to other interested communities such as Kalgoorlie, WA?


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.