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Setting a lower voltage example for energy savings

EFFICIENCY: Bob Hill (BCCAN), Peter Harris (CSU) and Grant Christopherson (OEH) with an electricity substation on the Bathurst CSU campus. Pic by John Merkel.

By Tracy Sorensen

Heavy metal band AC/DC celebrated high voltage rock n roll, but when it comes to the environment, too much voltage can be a bad thing.

Lower voltage for energy efficiency

Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN) is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, greener, energy usage by supporting a voltage reduction trial at Charles Sturt University (CSU). If the project is successful, it will serve as a model for other large electricity clients through the central west and beyond. See media release.

The Climate Election - MR April 20 2016

Download the BCCAN media release about the upcoming 2016 Federal Elections here.

July 2: The climate election

With the double-dissolution Federal election expected to take place on July 2, Bathurst Community Climate Action Network president Tracey Carpenter has called for all Calare candidates across the political spectrum to put climate change front and centre as an election issue.

With shocking new evidence of climate change occurring at an even faster rate than previously predicted, Ms Carpenter said this was an historic opportunity to make good the world's commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Bathurst Kangaroo Project calls for volunteers for new research

The Bathurst Kangaroo Project has put out a call for volunteers to help with a new research project by Western Sydney University student researcher Hannah Rowland.

Sustainable Living Expo - BCCAN stall

Event Date Time: 
23 Apr 2016 - 8:00am

BCCAN will have a stall at this year's Sustainable Lifestyle Expo at the Bathurst showgrounds. Great opportunity to renew your membership or join BCCAN and pick up the latest newsletter.

Nature Conservation Council releases climage change policy

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) has released its climate change policy. It is reproduced below:


Nature Conservation Council of NSW Climate Change Policy*


1.1 Climate change refers to long-lasting changes to world climate patterns such as average temperatures, rainfall and incidence of severe weather events. Changing weather patterns pose existential risks for human and natural systems.

BCCAN Membership Application Form

To join BCCAN, download this Word Document, fill it out and return to BCCAN. You'll find all the information you need on the form. If you have any trouble, please contact us on

Peabody bankruptcy should end Wilpinjong expansion plans

Wollar Progress Association is calling on the NSW Government to carefully consider the viability of the operations at Peabody Wilpinjong Mine near Mudgee in light of Peabody filing for bankruptcy in America yesterday, saying the proposed expansion will sacrifice the once vibrant Wollar community at a time when the world is turning away from coal.

April 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

Event Date Time: 
19 Apr 2016 - 5:00pm

BCCAN's monthly steering committee meeting will be held at 5pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at The Neighbourhood Centre, Bathurst, 96 Russell Street. All members and their guests welcome.