CANWin will be holding a very important Lecture & Annual General Meeting in August 2017.
When: FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017 at 6:15 for 6:45pm Where: HENRIETTA ROSE ROOM, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL
Guest Speaker: Noel Ferguson, Economic Development Manager at Wingecarribee Shire Council.
His inspirational presentation will feature the recently successful “Low Carbon Living” project in the Blue Mountains Shire and how this concept could be adapted to Wingecarribee Shire.
The goal would be to engage local businesses and the community at large to achieve mutually beneficial and significant improvements in reducing our carbon footprint and a more sustainable environment.
Reference will also be made to the Southern Highlands Development Framework (2031+ program) concerning its potential application and integration with the Low Carbon Living project.
Time will be allocated for Q & A.
A brief Annual General Meeting will be held to round out the evening.
For further information please contact:
Phone 02 4871 3258
Note: Your committee highly recommends attendance at this meeting to assist with implementing a potentially new and attractive initiative for CANWin and the community to engage in constructive and mutually beneficial programs.
More than 200 Highlands locals have already booked for this event, in order to:
Receive 1-on-1 expert advice,
Experience world leading solar & battery brands, and
Learn all you need to know about solar & batteries to help you make an informed decision on the best home energy solution for you.
You too can meet the suppliers and your local installer. Ask them whatever questions you may have!
What you need to bring
A copy of a recent electricity bill (so that we can size your system to your personal energy needs)
Photos of both your meter and your meter switchboard – printed or on your mobile. Some tips:
Make sure that the resolution is sufficient so that we can read the meter specification. These photos will be attached to your personal application form on the night.
Information on the system size of your current solar power system (if you already have one installed)
You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive independent, expert advice from a Local Solar Mentors on the right home energy system for you.
Bring a recent electricity bill for an optimal experience!
Get friends and family involved!
Posted on8 Oct 2016bySMOates|Comments Off on Our local solar and battery bulk-buy is here!!
We’re so excited! We’ve just launched a local bulk buy program in the Southern Highlands with SunCrowd!
To find out more and to join in the local community bulk buy campaign for solar and batteries, RSVP now to attend the local SunCrowd event:
Where: Mittagong RSL
When: 6-9pm Wednesday October 26
Local groups Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) and the Moss Vale Community Garden are teaming up to bring solar technology to you in a way that’s affordable! The local groups are teaming up to make it easy, accessible, and at lower prices. With a huge 3,000 solar installations operating in the Highlands, you can join them, or if you are already enjoying energy from the sun, enhance your solar potential and SAVE!
On the back of the huge success of SunCrowd’s (& Australia’s) first ever solar & battery bulk buy in Newcastle earlier this year, residents in the Highlands can now participate. The Community Groups will benefit, you will be able to access the latest technology at the best price, and get free ‘smart’ advice on being energy wise – ethically, with no hard sell.
Here’s what you can expect at the event:
Receive expert information
Get one-on-one advice
Q & A with your local installer
See the technology & meet the suppliers
Access the exclusive campaign offers
Find out what to do if your Feed-In-Tariff is impacted by changes on 1st January 2017
UPDATE: The movie Frackman is being screened in GOULBURN 29th May, 6-30 pm at the Soldiers Club, tickets must be bought in advance through http://frackmanthemovie.com/
Dayne Pratzky was chasing the great Australian dream when he upped sticks from the city and moved to Tara in south east Queensland. He bought a bush block to build a house and make a home.
One day a gas company man drove down Dayne’s driveway, “He told me we’re gunna sink a well down the back of your place and if you don’t like it, there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Dayne shares his story in a gripping new film that has been five years in the making: Frackman. It’s the real life story of what happened when coal seam gas came to Australia. In Frackman we share Dayne’s trials and triumphs, as he and his neighbours work together to fight back against coal seam gas.
It’s the must-see cinema event of the year and the film that Bob Brown says no Australian should miss.
Wed. Mar 18, 6:30 PM – CAMDEN Civic Centre
Thur. Mar 19, 7:00 PM – CAMPBELLTOWN Event Cinemas
Sat. Mar 21, 7:00 PM – KANGAROO VALLEY Upper Kangaroo River Community Hall – SOLD OUT
Sun. Mar 22, 4:00 PM – WARRAWONG Gala Cinema
Wed. Mar 25, 7:00 PM – NEWTOWN Dendy Newtown
At its third forum, titled The Radiance of France, CANWin’s nuclear energy forum set itself the task of examining what has made the French so successful in achieving amongst the world’s lowest greenhouse gas emissions.
The attendance continues to grow and this time around we had presentations by 6 of its members with 25 attending. Rob Parker kicked off with a summary of the French system of 58 reactors built over 22 years. While they were built to provide energy self sufficiency, in this age of clean energy and greenhouse gas reductions the French generate electricity with only 71 gr CO2/kwh while across the border in Germany with its 48% renewable capacity they generate nearly 10 times the French emissions with 672 gr CO2/kwh.
The reasons are clear in these two graphs and Germany sets an ominous precedent for Australia if we continue to implement wind and solar while burning coal.
Phillip Walker then outlined the political process under President Pompidou and Prime Minister Messmer. The decisions to proceed with the nuclear programme were unilateral with no public or parliamentary debate.
After the break we were treated to an excellent presentation by Cameron Esslemont. This dealt with both open and closed nuclear fuel cycles and the great potential for recycling of used nuclear fuel. Cameron also touched on the political difficulties of implementing nuclear power and the handling of used fuel. He spoke in detail about the shifting policies of the IPCC and the cost structure of nuclear energy. This excellent presentation really needs an encore with more time to get a better appreciation of all of Cameron’s work.
Paluel Nuclear Power Plant 5,528 MWh: France
Mike Thorley spoke about the French political system and outlined how it addressed centralised planning to enable the reactor fleet to be constructed.
Peter Cunningham then presented more details of the French system, its generating costs and comparison with the German performance and Australia’s uranium and thorium reserves.
Lou Flower then completed the afternoon with his observations that the French reactors are reaching maturity and may run into political difficulties with their replacement. The motivation of post war France has changed. The current generation may not be as patriotic or motivated to repeat the successes of the past. This may jeopardise future nuclear decisions.
The forum members show their commitment to the study of nuclear energy through their full participation and involvement in the topics. They are prepared to do work as demonstrated by the range of speakers and the three hours of full involvement. There is not full agreement on the issues we address however with intelligence and good grace the level of debate is greatly improved.
Based on this last meeting the CANWin nuclear forum has an excellent future where some very good work on understanding how we can properly decarbonise our energy production can occur.
Comments Off on Nuclear Energy Forum: 4 April 2015