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April 22, 2021

New industrial areas in Byron Shire

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There’s a lot of talk around Byron Council about opening up new industrial areas in our precious Shire.

Wouldn’t it be a good idea if Council made all new industrial areas zero-carbon zones?

When I look around our current industrial areas I see few solar panels on rooftops – and there are lots of flat, empty roof spaces ideally suited to solar panels.  Instead of being sources of carbon pollution, businesses should aim to part of the solution and set an example by being energy producers.

Encourage new buildings to use zero-emissions concrete. Set up local energy supplier networks in industrial areas, all feeding energy into a local grid and storage system. Provide rates incentives for businesses to go carbon neutral.

We need to transition to a zero-carbon Shire and we don’t have time on our side.


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