Caldera Environment Centre

 
We exist to find solutions to our common environmental problems.  We are located in the town of Murwillumbah (surrounded by 7 National Parks, some World Heritage Listed) in the beautiful Tweed Valley, northern New South Wales. A Voluntary Conservation Organisation and a registered Charitable Organisation. our group consist of local community volunteers/members working together to educate the community, protect our region and foster more environmentally sustainable development. Go to our website for further details, our history, current issues and more.
Email:
calderaatcalderaenvironmentcentre [dot] org
Phone:
(02) 66 795 881 (contact)
State:
NSW
Postcode:
2484

Say YES to climate action!

05/06/2011 11:00 am

Across Australia on June 5 people will stand up and say YES to action on climate change a price on pollution!

At 11am (1pm in Brisbane, 1.30 in Canberra) on Sunday, June 5, we'll come together in every major city to show our support for action on climate change.

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In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.

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Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co

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The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf

Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables!  There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing  a national FiT insteadl!!

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