Category Archives: Climate Change

Experts Review the Findings of the “Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market” (The Finkel Report)

The final report entitled “Independent Review into the Future Stability of the National Electricity Market”, was handed to the Commonwealth Government in the last week. The Review known as the Finkel Report was prepared by the Review Panel of 5 … Continue reading

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Council Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Target Media Release

Eurobodalla Council is aiming to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and reduce its energy emissions 80 per cent by 2030. Council’s new draft Emissions Reduction Plan outlines high-impact cost-effective actions to reduce Council’s … Continue reading

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Eurobodalla Shire Council Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuel Investments

At the Council meeting on 14 February 2017, the Council in a 5:4 vote agreed to give preference to investing with financial institutions that do not invest in, or finance, the fossil fuel industry. Councillors McGinlay, Brown, Thomson, Constable and … Continue reading

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Update from NASA’s Newsletter CO2 reaches 405ppm

As you are all aware atmospheric CO2 concentrations are rising at an exponential rate, reaching 405.25 in December 2016. Last Saturday the ‘Friends of the Botanic Gardens’ had a world expert, Tony Haymet, address their meeting. Not only was it … Continue reading

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Closing Down the Hazelwood Power Station

It was a surprise to many in the community in early November 2016, when the French energy giant Engie (one third owned by the French Government) announced the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria. The power station was … Continue reading

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CW Submission to South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy

Coastwatchers Submission to the South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Response Framework – REF: E13.7268 Coastwatchers is strongly supportive of the Precautionary Principle and its relevance to the issue of climate change and sea level rise in … Continue reading

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