Parramatta Climate Action Network

We are an active group of people in Western Sydney from various backgrounds and ages. We work with government, business and the community at large to raise awareness and enable action on climate change. ParraCAN is a member of CANA and the Community Climate Network, Australia.
Email:
parracan300atgmail [dot] com
Phone:
0425265169
State:
NSW
Postcode:
2150

Parramatta Says Yes to a Price on Pollution and Yes to Renewable Energy

 

Members of the Parramatta Climate Action Network (ParraCAN) met with Ms Julie Owens Federal MP for Parramatta to discuss the outcomes of its survey involving hundreds of Parramatta households, as part of a national survey on renewable energy of more than 10,000 homes.

 

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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''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the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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Posted by Charlotte Nohra

ParraCAN held its launch of the 100% Renewables Campaign outside of Parramatta Town Hall and it was a major success! We ran a stall throughout the day and spoke to hundreds of people, many who signed a petition for the federal government to put a price on carbon and another asking the state government not to build new coal fired power stations at Mt Piper and Bayswater. The positive atmosphere in Parramatta on the day was very encouraging. We managed to get a total of 160 signatures!!!

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After the flood of fabulous launch photos coming in from community groups around the country, I had lots of fun sorting and resizing and captioning them appropriately, putting them all into the slideshow that you can now see on the website front page, and uploading them to the flickr page.

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