Category Archive: Renewable Energy

‘Coal is tanking’ – Market Forces on the future of fossil fuels & the Reef

Julien Vincent from Market Forces speaking about fossil fuel investments at CAFNEC event

Event Wrap – Fossil Fuel Investments & Saving the Reef On 13 August CAFNEC hosted Julien Vincent from Market Forces promoting their new report ‘Fuelling the Fire’. Market Forces are an affiliate of Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and are doing great things to highlight the complex links between our everyday finances, big business and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/19/coal-is-tanking-market-forces-on-the-future-of-fossil-fuels-the-reef/

Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef

Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef: A CAFNEC and Market Forces event The investments our big banks make in fossil fuel (coal and gas) projects have a direct impact on the health of our environment; locally this includes threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Market Forces is a new research and public education initiative …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/04/fossil-fuel-investments-and-saving-the-reef/

Stand Up For Solar BBQ Shindig!

The new and revitalised Cairns Climate Action Network (CCAN) facilitated by the Cairns And Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is having a BBQ to engage with the community and to chat about climate change, solar power and our group. When: Sat 11th july, 11am – 1pm Where: BBQ lorikeet, near the Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade Please …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/01/stand-up-for-solar-bbq-shindig/

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Presentation

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Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project 7pm, Thursday August 7th Cominos House, 27 Greenslopes St, North Cairns Help power the revolution for climate action! The urgency of addressing climate change has not reduced as the coal mining corporations and conservative politicians would have us believe. Join us for a presentation by Wayne Branden on the impacts, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/31/al-gores-climate-reality-project-presentation/

FNQ Solar Hub Launch

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre has created the FNQ Solar Hub project to promote the uptake of solar power by the households and businesses of Far North Queensland and to direct people to participating solar providers. The FNQ Solar Hub will provide clear and unbiased information to the community about the benefits of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/27/fnq-solar-hub-launch/

Transition to a Zero Emissions Economy in 10 Years?

By Pamela McDowell, Beyond Zero Emission Cairns Coordinator Not only is it possible for Australia to become a carbon-free economy, but it is possible using affordable technology that already exists. In early 2009 the volunteers at Beyond Zero Emissions set out to create a road map to take Australia from one of the largest per-capita …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/transition-to-a-zero-emissions-economy-in-10-years/

Help us power towards a renewable energy future!

The Cairns branch of the 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is looking for volunteers to step up to leadership roles to continue our local involvement in this nationally significant campaign. By connecting with people around the country to have an impact on national, state and regional politics you can make a difference.   The 100% Renewable Energy Campaign …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/13/help-us-power-towards-a-renewable-energy-future/

Sign here – keep the Sunshine State nuclear free

Sign here to join our petition to Premier Campbell Newman to say no to uranium mining in our precious state. Why? Uranium puts our health and environment at unnecessary risk Saying NO to uranium will: Protect water quality Protect community and worker health Avoid risks of contaminating the natural environment   A better outcome economically, environmentally and socially is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/10/sign-here-say-no-to-uranium-mining-in-qld/

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