Communities across Australia are gathering to support the shift to clean, sustainable energy sources

Communities across Australia are gathering to support the shift to clean, sustainable energy sources
Communities across Australia are gathering to support the shift to clean, sustainable energy sources

Nationals MP and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce is rallying anti-renewable and transmission groups for a mass rally on the steps of parliament house in Canberra.

This will be the first major anti-renewables rally held in front of Parliament House since the infamous anti-wind rally in 2012 fronted by former broadcaster Alan Jones and then aspiring MP and later federal energy minister Angus Taylor.

Speakers at the rally, scheduled for February 6, include Barnaby Joyce, Jacinta Price and Matt Canavan.

In response, community groups have been arranging a series of events that will demonstrate support for renewable energy and the need to act decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Yes 2 Renewables family fun day

Wollongong. FEB 4.

Family-friendly event with information on the energy transition, different renewable options for both your home and the wider energy grid and industry transition. Craft activities, sustainability workshops, music, and free ice cream for kids!

Register here! https://events.humanitix.com/wollongong-family-fun-day

There is a large amount of support for climate action in the Illawarra. We want to help spread the word and encourage the government to take action on the climate and ensure we reach net zero by 2030.

Everyone is welcome, everyone is needed to spread the word on climate action.

FREE Ice Cream for kids attending on the day at Osborne Park Wollongong Harbour.

Keep our kids cool while we fight to cool our planet and our futures!

– Free Face Painting
– Solar-powered Sun Shades
– Kid’s craft events
– Info stalls on different types of renewables and the energy transition where you can ask any questions you have
– Learn from local experts in the Living Library
– Hear from local legends about why they are committing to climate action
– Renewables themed art installations

This event will be held by Friends of the Earth’s Yes2Renewables campaign, in alliance with the Australian Conservation Foundation, Electrify 2515, Hi Neighbour, Sail 4 Sanity, Renew Illawarra, Good for the Gong, Re-wiring Australia and other local organisations and businesses.

Facebook event page here.

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Community Rally for Hunter Offshore Wind

Newcastle. FEB 4.

OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR JOBS, OUR FUTURE. Rally to support responsible development of Hunter offshore wind, for our communities and the environment.

04 Feb 2024, 11:00 am

Train Sheds, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East

You can rsvp here.

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Renewables for the Regions

Portland Event. FEB 8.

Southwest Trades and Labour Council is holding a community information session at 4.30—6.00pm on 8 February at the Portland Golf Club to cut through the disinformation, to talk about the benefits of renewable energy and what we need to do to make sure our community gets maximum benefit from it.

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Yes to Renewables

Morwell event. FEB 4.

In Gippsland, there are over $40 billion in proposed renewable energy projects, a massive opportunity that could revitalise our local economy and create new career pathways for young people.

Our community is excited to embrace this transition and work towards a brighter future for our families, workforce and the environment.

By working together, we can create opportunities for our communities and generate thousands of jobs while taking real action on climate change.

Join us for a snap photo to show our community supports renewable energy this Sunday 4th February!

We will gather outside the Latrobe City Council Offices on Commercial Road, Morwell at 11AM.


Background materials

Check here for a story from Renew Economy on Barnaby Joyce and the protests.

‘Misinformation war’: Inside the Facebook groups fighting against offshore wind farms. Story from Crikey.

Check this great resource on offshore wind from the Hunter.

Source: foe.org.au

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