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Repower Forum 1 20.8.18


A very successful forum was held on September 20th, and the community is getting together to discuss the next steps.

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What’s it all about?

For many years Gladstone has been heavily reliant on fossil fuels for our economy, and unfortunately this has to come to an end. We are feeling the pain as we move through a ‘bust’ in our ‘boom/bust’ economy.

But there is hope for a bright future for Gladstone in the renewable energy sector. The technology is available to make Gladstone a world leader in renewables, we just have to make it happen.

The first steps towards this are already being taken with a number of solar projects underway in our region, but we all need to work together if we are to transition to a zero carbon economy.

This forum is the start of a much longer conversation about shifting away from fossil fuels to a sustainable future. We have many interesting speakers lined up and the forum will be a free one day event with food provided.

We do require RSVP’s as places are limited due to catering requirements, and you can get your free tickets on this website (see the RSVP section below).

We hope to have many more of these forums in the future as we all work together to make Gladstone a shining light in the renewable energy sector, and build a sustainable future for our children.


Please note that this list may change – final details will be released just before the forum.
As of 12 August 2018 we have the following speakers confirmed:

Welcome to Country – Uncle Richard

Repower Port Augusta – Gary Rowbottom
Port Augusta’s journey from fossil fuel town to a renewables hub

The Australia Institute – Mark Ogge
Transition towns in a broader Australian Context

Environmental Defender’s Office – Revel Pointon
How to use your legal rights effectively to have your voice heard and defend your land, air and water

Hugh Bridge and Carol Holden
A storage solution for clean energy – renewably sourced hydrogen

Gympie Community Solar Association – Murray Keys
A simple model for increasing renewable up take in your local community.

Lock the Gate – Vicki Perrin
How to empower your local community to create change