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Byron Shire
October 6, 2022

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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

Other News

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend. 

Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index (REI).

The news keeps getting better with another 5,456 jobs set to be created by large-scale solar farms which are currently under construction, which will also kick 2,273 megawatts into the grid.

Queensland is leading the country on renewable jobs with 6,421 construction jobs.

South Australia is not only leading the country on overall solar power generation, it’s leading the world. South Australia’s overall solar generation is now the highest anywhere in the world as a proportion of total electricity generation. Solar comprises eight per cent of total electricity generation in South Australia, a figure that’s on par with Italy (eight per cent) and ahead of Germany (six per cent).

Renewable energy produced 48 per cent of all electricity generated in South Australia in January. By comparison the overall share for Australia’s main grids was 17.3 per cent

GetUp campaign director Sam Regester said the latest REI is proof that states are leading the way on the clean energy revolution. But the federal government’s weak clean energy policies are putting Australia at risk of missing out on the benefits of the renewables boom.

‘The only thing holding renewables back is a lack of vision from the federal government. Federal politicians are still deciding policy based on what’s best for their coal donors, not what’s best for the community, best for the environment and best for the economy.

‘Malcolm Turnbull criticises South Australia’s clean energy program. Even though it is literally leading the world in solar power generation and helping him achieve his emissions reductions targets. And he’s still pushing Adani’s destructive coal mine even though Queensland is already leading the country in renewable energy jobs.

‘People want a clean-energy future. The Turnbull government should stop caving to their coal donors and start supporting the technologies of the future that are already creating thousands of jobs, lowering power bills and saving our climate.’

The Renewable Energy Index is compiled by Green Energy Markets and funded by GetUp.

 


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      • Honestly from personal experience. And to be fair 90% is probably skewed as i tend to be dealing with customers whose solar systems don’t work as they should. Their installer just points them to us and refuses to admit they faild to do the proper checks before they took the customers money and slapped the system on a roof.

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