My name is Billy and I am a volunteer with the AYCC in Victoria. I first heard about the AYCC through a friend during a discussion we were having about potential volunteer opportunities. She recommended them highly, and with climate change being something I already had an interest in, I was soon signing my first petitions and then expressed an interest to volunteer.
Port Augusta is a "unique opportunity...It is expected that there will be closure of the existing power stations in the future and there is overwhelming support for a solar thermal facility in the area" - Daniel Thompson, SolarReserve.
Following on from Alinta Energy’s stakeholder briefing last month the Advertiser has revealed significant international interest in solar thermal in Port Augusta from two solar thermal industry leaders SolarReserve and Abengoa!
You can read the full article here: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/solarreserve-abengoa-eye-port-augusta-opportunities/story-fni6uma6-1227334718524
This is major news and demonstrates that regardless of Alinta’s (the power station owner) next step if Jay Weatherill and the SA Government step up they can make solar thermal happen in Port Augusta. Here’s three ways you can help give them the encouragement they need:
Write to Premier Jay Weatherill at dpcOfficeofthePremier@dpc.sa.gov.au asking him to make solar thermal happen in Port Augusta. You could mention you’d seen the story in the paper and highlight the job opportunities, the boost it would provide to the local economy and the opportunity for South Australia to be a leader in clean energy in your email.
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Thank you for your support, this is a major moment for the campaign and anything you can do to help our efforts for solar thermal in Port Augusta is greatly appreciated.