Climate Action Moreland

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VIC
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Posted by Ellen Roberts

Those of you lucky enough to have met 100% Renewable regional organiser Dean Bridgfoot will know that he specialises in big grins, wild enthusiasm and good ideas. I got a big dose of all three when he bailed me up at a public forum on wind energy in country Victoria to ask me what Climate Action Moreland had planned for our upcoming meeting with our local member Kelvin Thomson.

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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''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the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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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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Climate Action Moreland Movie Night Fundraiser: Fair Game, Thursday 16th December 6:30pm Cinema Nova, Carlton VIC

16/12/2010 6:30 pm

All friends, family, fans and loose associates of Climate Action Moreland are warmly invited to come along to Climate Action Moreland's fundraiser and End of Year drinks.

"Fair Game" will be heaps of fun - it's based on a true story about the dramatic actions of the White House leading up to the American invasion of Iraq.  Very topical in the age of Wikileaks!

The price is $20 concession/$25 full price with $10/$15 going straight to CAM.

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Last Sunday, at Australia's most polluting coal fired power station, 300 Victorians gathered to show how the community want Australia's energy to be made.

Outside Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, at "Switch Off Hazelwood, Switch On Renewables" we held over 170 reflective cardboard "mirrors", focussed on a cardboard tower, to create Australia's first symbolic solar thermal power station.  

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