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Byron mayor Simon Richardson flew out to Paris on Saturday to join COP21 and to share some of the shire’s experiences in planning for a zero carbon future.
While Australian governments are undermining the renewable-energy sector, there’s positive action from local not-for-profit groups and Byron Shire Council.
Byron Council yesterday voted to support the mayor’s stated ambition to become Australia’s first ‘zero emissions community’ after a relatively low-key debate.
Edward Kent, Suffolk Park. Zero emissions? What a joke! Not that I have an issue with the goal, but Byron? Beneath the hippy Shangri-la marketing, Byron is a small town that can’t figure out such basics as toilet blocks, crosswalks, potholes, tree planting and green bins.
Byron Shire is aiming to become the first region in Australia to become ‘net zero emissions’, with a goal to reduce emissions from energy, transport, buildings, waste and land use to zero within 10 years, writes Giles Parkinson.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. The study into High Speed Rail (HSR) by the clean-energy consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions argues the east coast network would cost $84 billion to build and could pay for itself in 40 years. This study includes a station at Lismore, which would serve locals as well as the five million national and international visitors to the region.