Rally for Solar
Repower Port Augusta Alliance invites you to: RALLY FOR SOLAR!
When: SUNDAY September 30th starting at 1pm
Where: Rundle Park, Adelaide (next to Rymill Park opposite the corner of East/North tce)
Want help to make SA the solar state? We know we need to move away from ancient fossil fuel technology, to clean renewable energy – now is our chance!
Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. With two coal-fired power stations closing, there is the opportunity to decide what they are replaced with: Australia's first solar thermal plants or a combined cycle gas plant.
Recently, the Port Augusta community voted strongly (over 4000 for solar v 43 for gas) that they wanted a solar future for their town. The mayor, the business council and the owners of the coal stations all want it. Following this pressure and meeting with many politicians, the State government have said they support the idea too!
To build the solar plant, we need the Federal Government to chip in some funds. This means we need to make Port Augusta a national issue.
That's why 100 of us are walking 325km from Port Augusta to Adelaide in September, and we need you to join us in Adelaide to deliver the voices of thousands Australians who want SA to become the Solar State.
Come along with some friends to welcome the walkers and show South Australia our vision for a renewable energy future. There'll be bands, dancers, cyclists and trampolines - it's a family friendly event!
* This campaign/rally is organised by the Repower Port Augusta Alliance, a growing alliance of organisations, community groups & unions.
Repower Port Augusta Alliance:
- Australian Youth Climate Coalition
- Beyond Zero Emissions
- Climate Emergency Action Network (CLEAN)
- Conservation Council SA
- 100% Renewables
- South Australian Student Environment Network
- Climate and Health Alliance
- Doctors for the Environment
- Business Port Augusta
- Port Augusta City Council
- National Union of Workers