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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Stories about "solar":

Tweed Council locks in Flow Power for energy

As the need for energy and our reliance on fossil fuels become increasingly perilous, councils across the state are looking to renewable power as the way to navigate our future needs.

Electric vehicles becoming more popular

With Electric vehicle (EV) use on the rise, the possibility of a fossil fuel future when cars are solar-powered, is drawing ever closer.

Community engagement for Myocum solar farm begins

Community engagement has commenced in regards to the Byron Shire Council’s plan to implement a solar farm in Myocum.

Solar garden unlocks the benefits of solar power

The launch of the first solar garden has unlocked the benefits of rooftop solar for social housing tenants. It also has the capacity to provide a working model on how to distribute the benefits of renewable energy to a broad range of participants.

ACCC casts shadow over solar scheme

Solar advocates have spoken out about the consumer watchdog’s renewed call for an end to a federal subsidy scheme for small-scale solar projects.

Been thinking about going off the grid? Here’s some firsthand advice

Thinking about going off grid? ‘Do it!’, says local filmmaker David Lowe.

North Coast shines with its use of solar

North Coast residents are leading the nation in their uptake of rooftop solar panels, and have reduced their electricity consumption by about 20 per cent over four years, according to data from Essential Energy.

Lismore receives funds for energy saving projects

Two solar farms and a bio-gas plant will be built in the Lismore area while a study will be carried out on how to take the entire Tyalgum village “off the grid.”

How long will the solar revolution take?

It’s the big question facing energy utilities around the world: How quickly will rooftop solar and battery storage change the nature of the energy market, and how long can those who currently dominate the market hold on to the their incumbent business models?

Lismore on track to become energy self-sufficient

An electric car will be unveiled in Lismore on Monday as part of the council’s push to become energy self-sufficient by 2023. The car will be powered by solar panels located at the waste recovery facility in Wyrallah Road.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.