Communicating the campaign

Thanks for supporting community renewables!

Thanks for signing our petition to fund community renewable energy projects.

Your name will add power to our message when we talk to Federal politicians in Canberra in June.

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Lindsay takes off the Young Environmentalist of the Year Award

 

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Today, we're excitedly heading to Canberra to present a Report on 14,000 Renewable Energy Conversations - conversations held by thousands of you in every corner of the country over the last four months - to the members of the Multi-party Climate Change Committee.

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I’m currently desk-bound, against my will.

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Today, I'm writing through bleary eyes home in Sydney following my return from six weekends of campaign workshops in six towns across the country. I'm not quite sure what city I'm in and my bedroom looks like a hurricane has hit, hurling used butchers paper, scrunched clothes and old flyers around the room.

My topsy turvy home life is only matched by the topsy turvy world outside - a world where angry Abbott and his attempted people's revolt, together with parts of the the media, are doing their darnedest to block any action on climate change.

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Posted by jim rees
From Group:

I go door knocking with my confidence a little dented after Stephen, noticing my unusually neat appearance, comments I look a bit Mormonish. Stephen is casually dressed in shorts and a freshly ironed 100% t-shirt. Hmmm, perhaps the dark slacks, dark green shirt and wide brimmed white hat with paisley ribbon is, well, not so much Mormonish as Texan-Cowboy-Goes-to-the-Beach. Oh well, too late to change and anyway I really like that hat, it often brings me luck.

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Feed-in tariffs have been the single most effective policy at boosting investment in renewable energy around the world. They have led to the creation of millions of new jobs, billions of dollars of new investment - and the installation of heaps of new renewable energy projects.

Unfortunately, they are probably also one of the worst named policies around - as anyone whose tried to talk to people on the street about this policy will have found.

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Through Feburary and March 2011 100% Renewable is running a workshop series for folk who want to ensure the community voice is heard in the national energy debate in 2011.

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Last week I got a call from Nick in Orange, NSW following a meeting he had with his local MP - John Cobb, national party member and shadow agriculture minister.

Nick said : "We went along and met with John and shared the results from our renewables survey. John was interested, but right away said "But renewables makes energy more expensive! Did you ask people if they are prepared to pay more for renewable energy?"

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From today's Age letter pages:


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