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Australia’s campaign for 100% renewable energy, and for Big Solar

Campaign pushes for Big Yellow power , April 2, 2012  The Cairns Post Solar energy stepped into the national spotlight quite literally at the weekend, with the launch of the Big Solar Campaign.
Driven by the Cairns Climate Action Network, the initiative forms part of the wider 100 per cent Renewable Energy campaign, which aims to encourage the development of large scale solar projects across Australia. “As long as we have our power supply tied to fossil fuels … we’re going to have the price of our energy driven up by the fact that as demand goes up for any fuel, prices go up,” Big Solar Campaign launch organiser Jamie David said.

“Solar power is free, so if anyone is concerned about their power bills going up, they should be jumping up and down to demand renewable energy.”
Mr David said the “current aim” of the campaign was to encourage government to support 2000 megawatt large and medium scale solar projects across Australia, which would replace the outgoing coal-fired power stations within the next few years.
One hundred community groups Australia are participating in the 100 per cent Renewable Energy campaign, with Big Solar launched on Saturday to coincide with Earth Hour. For more information on the campaign, visit

April 2, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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