Who are you going to call?

Community Energy groups who are thinking or planning to install community solar energy systems face a barrage of changing dynamics such as the latest RET status; regulatory changes; reductions in the costs of solar panels and inverters; new creative financing approaches and other matters. Nonetheless, going by recent media reports, it seems there are new…

THIRD RET REVIEW FARCICAL

BY: Tracey Carpenter How can we can get the energy we need in regional communities – without it costing the earth?  Craig Memery of the Alternative Technology Association has the answers and will be guest speaker at BCCAN’s annual general meeting on Wednesday 29th October from 6pm at the Flannery Centre. Craig Memery offers the latest…

World Condemns Australia’s Climate Stance

BY: Robert Robergs The World Condemns Australia’s Stance and Contributions to Global Pollution and Climate Change On September 23, 2014, the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Australia was represented by Julie Bishop, our Minister for Foreign Affairs, who addressed the summit and…

Mining the age of entitlement: State government assistance to the minerals and fossil fuel sector

A new report details the subsidies and financial assistance given to mining and fossil fuel industries: …it might surprise taxpayers to learn that state government assistance for the mineral and fossil fuel industries consumes significant amounts of their money. Each state provides millions of dollars’ worth of assistance to mining industries every year, with the…

Another reason to keep the RET

If we had abundant solar and wind powered electricity (by keeping the RET), how many industries (and homes) could do without gas? The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that: “… besides the upward pressure on (gas) prices arising from the shift towards export parity pricing (Gladstone LNG), the public is being hoodwinked by industry on access…

The RET: The Facts

BCCAN has produced a 3-fold pamphlet explaining some of the benefits of the Renewable Energy Target. Please download, print and distribute in the Orange/Bathurst region. As per the front of the pamphlet: The RET (Renewable Energy Target) does NOT cost taxpayers anything!1,2 yet because of it the solar industry now in 2012 employed more Australians…