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National Party M.P. John Cobb urged to support new $10 billion renewable energy fund

Participants are calling on member for Calare John Cobb to get behind the renewable energy fund.

Groups shine light on solar energy http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/groups-shine-light-on-solar-energy/2490146.aspxCentral Western Daily, BY TRACEY PRISK 16 Mar, 2012  ORANGE Climate Action Now and the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange joined forces on the weekend to support a national push for the formation of a $10 billion clean energy fund. The groups met on Saturday at the Environmental Learning Facility (ELF) with hard hats, banners and sunny images in an effort to
highlight the importance of solar energy.

Participants are calling on member for Calare John Cobb to get behind the renewable energy fund.

“Australia is the sunniest country on earth, so it just makes sense
that we start to use this vast resource to provide us with large
amounts of safe, clean energy,” Orange Climate Action Now spokesperson
Brian Phillips said.

“Solar energy can bring lots of jobs and investment to regional
Australia. The cost of coal and gas goes up each year, whereas the
cost of renewable energy will become cheaper, and the fuel is free,
non-polluting and will never run out. Investing in solar energy will
help manage rising energy prices.”

The groups, along with the Bathurst Community Climate Action Network
(BCCAN), are calling on Mr Cobb to support the formation of the clean
energy fund and the establishment of a clean energy finance
corporation that could link up with private enterprise in developing
big solar installations throughout Australia.

“We are calling on Mr Cobb to throw his support behind the $10 billion
fund in Parliament and ensure that it is an effective vehicle for the
construction of big solar plants,” Mr Phillips said.

March 16, 2012 - Posted by | energy, New South Wales

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