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AGL POWERHOUSE IN ENERGY TO HOLD COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN WIDE BAY & FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

April 16th, 2012

Learn how you could reduce your electricity bills at one of these community meetings to be held in Maryborough, Hervey Bay & Bundaberg by AGL.

Come along to this free community meeting to learn four great ways to help reduce your electricity bill.
We will have experts at the meeting who will be on hand to explain:
> How solar power systems work and whether solar power is right for you.
> How to access the federal and state government incentives.
> Ten common mistakes to avoid when going solar.
> How you can go solar without large upfront costs.

5 reasons to come along:
The knowledge you gain from this free community meeting could help you save energy and money

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1. Protect yourself from rising electricity bills.
By generating your own electricity, you could reduce your electricity usage charges and help protect yourself from rising electricity prices.
2. Go solar now and make the most of the government incentive
The federal government’s solar incentive is set to drop by 33% from 1 July and to qualify for the current incentive, solar power systems must be fully installed before then.
But you need to act now, because to ensure installation in time, we need to receive deposits before 12 May 2012.1
3. Learn the advantages of going solar with a trusted company.
AGL has been a trusted energy company for 175 years, so you can be confident that we will support you from inquiry to installation.
4. We make solar affordable.
With our payment plan, you can go solar by paying only $199 upfront for installation of a 1 kW system, then pay your system off from $2.45 a day over 2 years (total minimum cost of $1,990 or from $1,699 without a payment plan).2
5. Maximise the return for any electricity you feed into the grid.
As a retailer, AGL offers an 8 cent premium on top of the amount payable under the Solar Bonus Scheme, giving you a great return on the electricity you feed into the grid.3

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Launch location When Where

Hervey Bay

Sunday, 22 April 2012
2–3pm.
Hervey Bay RSL
11 Torquay Road, Pialba.

Bundaberg

Monday, 23 April 2012
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Bundaberg Civic Centre
Supper Room, 190 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.

Maryborough

Tuesday, 24 April
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Maryborough RSL, Heritage Function Room,
163–175 Lennox Street, Maryborough.

To register your attendance,


Call Michelle Hislop on 0447 776 379.

PDF doc of this notice available here

OPEN YOUR ECO GREEN HOUSE FOR VISITORS

August 25th, 2011

Owners urged to open their doors

Owners of sustainable houses are being encouraged to open their doors to the public as part of Sustainable House Day on Sunday, 11 September.

Sustainable House Day has been held on the Fraser Coast for the past three years, with about 400 people visiting each of the open houses.

Visitors can obtain information and view displays during the open day.

More Information:
Click here to find out more about Sustainable House Day

CONTACT MASTERS DEGREE HOLDER IN ECO SYSTEMS HERE

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DRINK THE POISONED WATER & BE SAVED SAYS THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL & WIDEBAY WATER, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

June 27th, 2011

Media Release

Fluoride in Fraser Coast drinking water


The compulsory addition of fluoride to our drinking water is an issue that has polarised opinion within our community. It has created much heated debate with those on either side holding very strong convictions as to its benefits or potential risks.

The central problem is that this addition has been mandated by the state government without any consultation with the people who use the water. One would think that, in a democracy, such consultation would be seen as necessary.

But there will be a state election within the next 10 months, so we have the opportunity to pressure all the candidates to commit to a change of this legislation. To commit to making the addition of fluoride to drinking water a voluntary process depending on the wishes of the people.

If the legislation was so changed then it would be incumbent upon the Council to conduct a referendum of all the water users to determine whether or not they wish to have fluoride added to their drinking water.

If elected to the mayoralty next year I pledge that I will do everything I possibly can to ensure such a referendum occurs and that Council abides by the peoples decision.

Bur first we must have the legislation changed. So I urge people to let the candidates know how you feel, either for or against. Sign any of the petitions circulating or submit a ‘people’s mandate’ form with the appropriate authority.

This may be our one opportunity to allow the people’s voice to be heard on this issue, so do not let it go to waste.

More Information

Jim MacKellar

Fraser Coast

Mobile: 0418 732 506

The publisher Henry Sapiecha wishes to add that he strongly opposes addition of any poisons [& THAT MEANS FLUORIDE] to our drinking water supply

How dare any government do this without confirmation by the people.

If we want it we can add it ourselves to the water we drink.

Public servants tell us we need protection from ourselves & police us to the max with most aspects of our lives. Now they are telling us what to drink.

They say they know what is good for us & we have no choice.

Well F…….. you I say.Let the council people drink the poisoned water and leave us our fresh clean unpolluted water to drink

INVITATION TO ATTEND OPEN FORUM ON ALDERSHOT MINING OPERATION SHORTCOMINGS

March 14th, 2011

This corressponce & invitation was forwarded to us

ALDERSHOT AND DISTRICT AGAINST MINING

Pres. Steve Harding-Vice.Pres. Brian Linforth-Sec.Sue Crickitt

Tres. Col Renyolds

72 Smelter St. Aldershot 4650

Tel 41221011—e-mail  brisue@dodo.com.au

14/03/11

Chambers Of Commerce Fraser Coast

The committee of our organization invites you to a very factual and informative documentry film regarding COAL SEAM GAS EXTRACTION.

Apart from the possible income from these wells we believe it is in your members interest to be aware of the potential damage the proliferation of this form of mining can have.

The attached brochure gives details and we hope to see some of you there.

REGARDS

BRIAN LINFORTH

VICE PRES .

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LATEST GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ENERGY WASTE AND WATER SUMMIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

November 4th, 2010

18 November 2010

Industrial Eco-efficiencies

Come to QWESTNet and find out about energy, waste and water savings and other innovative technologies that can reduce your costs, lower your emissions and give your business a competitive edge.

Hear from technology users and local business case studies about their experiences with energy efficiency, waste management and retrofitting. Find out what business assistance schemes are available to your business. Visit the trade display area and find out about today’s most innovative, best practice sustainable technologies and services.

Who should attend?

  • Small to medium sized industrial businesses
  • Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Academic and research organisations

Register Now

?WHEN-Thursday 18 November 2010

TIME-9:00am – 1:00pm (registration open from 8:30am)

VENUE-Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club

Cnr Sparkes & Francis Rd, Bray Park
Click here for a map of the venue

COST-$44 (incl. GST)

QWESTNet Agenda

Register Here Before: 2pm, Monday 15 November 2010

CONTACT-qwestnet.info@derm.qld.gov.au
or phone (07) 3330 5433

QWESTNet is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Resource Management to accelerate the use of sustainable water and energy technologies and environmental best practice for business in Queensland.

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CONVERT SUPPLIERS TO GREEN & PROFIT FROM IT

October 12th, 2010

Greening Your Supply Chain


As part of the Enterprise Connect Program, Essential Supply Chain Optimisation (EsSCO) and Carbon House are offering this FREE series of workshops on how your business can ‘Green its Supply Chain’ to create strategic competitive advantage.

The workshops are being held between September 20-28 in Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone, Toowoomba and Brisbane. To find out more information or register to attend a workshop, download the brochure.

Re-tooling for Climate Change – Apply anytime

Applications for AusIndustry’s Re-tooling for Climate Change funding program can be submitted at any time (program closes June 2012) and are assessed on a regular basis. The program provides grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 to help small and medium sized Australian manufacturers reduce their environmental footprint, through projects that improve the energy and/or water efficiency of their production processes. Further details.

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FRASER COAST BUSINESSES CAN FORM CLIMATE SMART CLUSTERS

October 12th, 2010

ClimateSmart Business Clusters –

Expressions of Interest Close 17 November


The ClimateSmart Business Cluster Program helps Queensland small and medium business lower greenhouse gas emissions, save on energy, water, materials and waste, and reduce business costs.

Since the program commenced in 2009, 60 Clusters consisting of over 1000 businesses from Brisbane to Cairns and out to Longreach, have participated. Business Clusters provide a forum for business groups to work together, grow and conduct business in cleaner ways. A Cluster Leader will motivate, improve knowledge and assist participants to reduce business costs by improving eco-efficiency.

Funding of $10,000 is available for approved clusters. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Cluster Leader read the fact sheet or email the Clusters team at business.clusters@derm.qld.gov.au

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YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO RECYCLE MATERIALS? SEE THIS LIST OF CONTACTS HERE…

October 12th, 2010

BUSINESS RECYCLE SYSTEM AVAILABLE –

16 Categories and 100 Materials

Date: 30-Apr-10
Author: Amy Nancarrow

Reuse and recycling businesses can now list their services on the BusinessRecycling website under the 16 categories listed below…

  • Cars and Other Vehicles
  • Construction and Demolition
  • Chemicals and Liquids
  • Clothes and Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Packaging
  • Furniture and Fittings
  • Garden and Landscape
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Light Globes
  • Metals
  • Plant and Machinery
  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Rubber

Under each of these categories recyclers can choose specific materials ranging from wood and glass, to carpet underlay and food scrapes.

Fill in the on-line registration form to list your reuse, recycling or waste transport service.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND YOUR BUSINESS FREE WORKSHOP

August 30th, 2010

Do you make sustainability work for your business?
USQ  Fraser Coast Campus is running a workshop to help you improve your business performance through managing environmental sustainability change.

This workshop is FREE to Chamber of Commerce Members.
When: 23 September, 2010 and
24 September, 2010

Duration: 1 Day
Where: USQ Fraser Coast Campus, Hervey Bay
CLICK HERE to download RSVP details, information on what to expect and details of other dates/venues.

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COLTON MINE PROJECT HAS LODGED EMP FOR ASSESSMENT OF COAL MINE PROJECT

August 16th, 2010

Mr Henry Sapiecha


Dear Henry,

I am writing to inform you that Northern Energy Corporation Limited (NEC) has lodged the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for its proposed Colton mine project with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) for their review.

We at NEC have made every effort to ensure that we keep all interested community members informed about the proposed Colton mine project. You are receiving this email because you have indicated to us that you would like to be kept up to date about our progress, and you provided us with your email address. We have written you a letter as well, and this should arrive in the coming days.

Activities we have undertaken to inform people about our project include holding community information sessions in Maryborough, Howard and Aldershot, introduction of various feedback mechanisms including the 1800 information line, updated project information on the company website and efforts to promote awareness of the EMP process and the Plan itself to enable community members and other interested parties to comment and provide feedback on the plan.

The EMP for Colton mine project includes reports with baseline studies on all project related issues and highlights measures proposed by NEC to ensure that the project’s environmental impacts are managed appropriately.

DERM will undertake an initial review of the EMP and will advise statutory requirements for further advertising and public comment in due course.

In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a copy of the EMP for your own review you can visit the project website and download a copy for yourself. You will see that there are quite a few files, and some of them are quite large. We have done our best to break them down into small reports and have provided enough detail in the title block to allow you to make a decision about which parts of the report you wish to download.

The address to access the full EMP, including all of the appendices and supporting reports, is:

http://www.northernenergy.com.au/projects/maryborough/environment-manage.html

Queries or comments may be directed to the project

toll free number on 1800 266 296

or email at coltonmineinfo@northernenergy.com.au.

Yours sincerely

Mark Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Northern Energy Corporation

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