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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Standards committee favours power distributors

Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. In response to Giles Parkinson's article Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned in Australian homes, about eight years ago, when installing...

ARENA tender suggests solar PV costs to fall below $A100/MWh

Hybrid projects that include both solar and wind and other energy technologies feature among the 22 projects shortlisted for a total of $100 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, writes Giles Parkinson.

Hunt’s carelessness forces Australia into damage control

Australian environment minister Greg Hunt ran the gauntlet of committing a significant faux pas on Tuesday, forcing the Australian delegation into damage control for fear of derailing the critical Paris climate talks.

Should Australian households quit the electricity grid?

To quit the grid, or not. Suddenly, it’s a choice that households in regional areas, towns, and even in the suburbs of our major cities, are going to be able to make. Battery storage is offering possibilities never before considered by the mainstream.

Coal industry assets are the penny dreadfuls of new economy

It seems that one dollar, a greenback, or even just one euro can go an awfully long way in the coal industry these days, writes Giles Parkinson.

Renewables set to win fight for energy future

In a major new report, global investment bank Citigroup has defined the current battle between cheap oil, and renewables like wind and solar, to be so fundamental it will define the future of energy.

Is this the last hurrah of the far right in Australia?

If the Queensland election tells us anything about politics in Australia it is that the stranglehold of the far right over the conservative arena in Australia is being broken, writes RenewEconomy editor Giles Parkinson.

Solar Impulse plane to circle globe on just solar and storage

Am ambitious project to try and ‘do the impossible’ – and fly a plane around the world without a single drop of fuel will begin in late February, writes Giles Parkinson.

EU’s biggest utility dumps conventional generation

Out with the old, in with the new. That’s the dramatic new strategy of E.ON, Europe’s largest utility, which on Monday announced it was dumping conventional energy generation.

AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

As speculation increased that the government and Labor would agree on a compromise that would result in a significant hair-cut to the current target, AGL intervened in the debate by saying that was not good enough

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.