Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund

Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund.  Arguably more than any other Australian state, Western Australia stands to gain a secure long-term future by combining renewable energy and energy-intensive minerals-based manufacturing industries.

Media Release:
Updated 27 October 2016:
Immediate Release Thursday 27 October:
Contact: BZE Acting CEO Michael Lord 0402 904 465

This is according to think tank Beyond Zero Emissions who are in Perth today taking aim at massive investments in gas at the expense of investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

BZE Acting CEO Michael Lord says that with trillion dollar global investment shifts already moving away from fossil energy now is the time for the new policies and infrastructure that will set up a renewable energy superpower economy for Western Australia and the nation.

The Perth renewable energy superpower event will be introduced by the Hon Josh Wilson MP  Member for Fremantle and be followed by a Q&A with:

  • State parliamentarians:
    • the Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change Hon Chris Tallentire MLA and
    • Hon Robin Chappel MLC plus
  • Curtin University’s:
    • James Eggleston and
    • Associate Professor Linda Selvey.

It is on at at Uni WA, Crawley  from 5.45pm – 7.450 pm, Thursday  October 27th. The renewable energy superpower event is being hosted by  Perth-based energy experts Sustainable Energy Now and the new WA chapter of Yes 2 Renewables.  and tickets are free.

ENDS

Interviews: Mr Michael Lord BZE Acting CEO Mobile 0402 904 465

Enquiries & Bookings: Jodie Green BZE media 0450 520 303

BZE thanks Perth event sponsors and hosts: Sustainable Energy Now University of Western Australia chapter and Yes 2 Renewables.

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