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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

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...

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Stories about "coal-fired power stations":

ANZ finally rejects coal mines and coal fired power stations

A ‘net zero emissions’ test for loans will be unveiled today by the ANZ Bank according to reports in The Saturday Paper.

Two fossil fools tell coal’s future

Two of our nation’s top climate-change deniers, speaking immediately after the coalition’s election victory, unwittingly revealed why Australia’s coal reserves are doomed to remain largely in the ground.

Labor energy policy set to exploit Morrison’s coal obsession

Federal Labor is preparing to launch its energy policy – some six months out of a likely election date – with an expected attack on the Coalition government’s efforts to support new investment in coal generation, and details finally of its own plan to achieve its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

ScoMo’s pro-coal agenda

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. It is all very well for incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his...

Australia’s coal power stations ‘at the end of the line’

Australia’s coal power stations are not fit for a 21st century power system with almost 100 breakdowns at fossil fuel power stations in the seven-month period to the end of June 2018, according to a new Climate Council report.

ACCC report wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers, has targeted rooftop solar for the most dramatic action.

Time to retire coal-fired power stations, senate told

The senate’s Standing Committee on Environment and Communications will today hold hearings in Sydney into the benefits of retiring old coal-fired power stations. The Nature Conservation Council, Environmental Justice Australia and Australian Coal Alliance will be among six groups giving evidence to the committee.

New coal plants: neither clean nor viable

Following a campaign by the coal industry, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued for new coal-fired power stations in Australia. But these plants would be more expensive than renewables and carry a huge liability through the carbon emissions they produce.

Hazelwood owner launches push for 1,000GW of solar

Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy ABU DHABI: French energy giant Engie, the owner of the Hazelwood brown coal power generator in Victoria, has launched a major public-private...

Coal power-plant closure debate needed

Adam Bandt MP, Greens energy spokesperson. The Greens welcome a new study by ANU economists outlining an option for closing coal fire-power stations in Australia.

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...