Who Factsheets are written for and how to use them.
These factsheets are meant for busy people who have become aware of a topic of interest to them and want to gain an overview of it. Factsheets draw on many sources and are reliable information. They should be printed on a single double sided A4 sheet for ease of handing out in hard copy at shops, meetings and events.
There are several series of factsheets available – this page contains the Gladstone and Bundaberg series.
The Gladstone series is about aspects involved in Gladstone’s transition from a ‘fossil-fuel based’ economy to a ‘green’ economy.
This covers: Introduction — The latest developments — Financial forces — Benefits from low cost electricity — Who is investing — who opposes transition — Conclusion.
This covers: Introduction — Current Heavy Industries — Price of Electricity needed — Cost of Renewable Electricity are coming down fast — Advantages of Gladstone — Current Developments — Bringing the Parties together – and what we can do. Find the related video for this factsheet at https://youtu.be/TTldLA5yVNs
This covers: Vehicles and Performances — Observations — The future
This covers: Climate change is real — The choice is ours — Batteries — Pumped Hydro — Green Hydrogen — Finance — Obstacles to growth — Jobs in Thermal Coal — Jobs in Renewable Energy.
This covers: Introduction — Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFC) — Proven in practice — Advantages of Hydrogen — Drawbacks of Hydrogen — Advantages of Ammonia — Risks are well understood — Drawback of Ammonia — New Research — The future
This covers: The Proposed Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project — Aspects of Concern: Greenhouse gasses -– Fines, bottom ash and fly-ash handling — Marketing and Transport — Economic and Employment aspects — Ecological aspects — Summary
This covers: Green manufacturing — Green Hydrogen — Electric Vehicle Assembly — Carbon Farming — Biochar — Domestic Solar
The Bundaberg series is about stopping Coal Seam Gas mining and currently Coking-coal mining in the area from Maryborough to Gladstone. The CSG exploration licences were withdrawn after a focused and widely supported campaign. However, exploration licences can be re-issued.
This covers: Definitions — History — Threats to Moore Park Beach residents from the proposed mine — Underground vs Open cut mine — Transport of the coal — Silt and water pollution — What opposition is there to the mine? — Government processes ineffective to protect farmland — What you can do to oppose this mine — References.
This covers: Area covered — About Fox Resources Ltd — Recent exploration — Other stakeholders — An MDL allows — Promoting the Project — Wider Effects — Next step for Fox.
This covers: Summary — Coal Mines and Groundwater — Protecting Bundaberg Groundwater from Seawater Intrusion since 1970 — Effects of a Coal Mine: Cutting off and Reversing Water-flows — Recycling Mining Water not an Option — Granting MDL 3040 will lead to serious Economic and Social Damage — What you can do to stop this mine
This covers: Fox Resources and some ministers are wrong — Hydrogen successfully used for making steel — Competition between steel makers — Giants, 256 m tall, to reduce the cost of renewable energy — Australia’s response to this new technology — Proposing an open-cut coking coal mine near Bundaberg makes no sense.
Double sided handout with map of MDL3040 and summarised information for use at markets etc.
This covers: Last year it was gas — Now it is coal — The story so far — Our Bundy campaign — The Regional Planning Interest Act — A state-wide campaign — What can you do — Signing on is important.
This covers: Background — How the Gas is brought to the Surface — Claimed benefits — Threats beyond Agriculture — What we can do.