MEDIA RELEASE - Saturday 27th Feb 2010
Climate Action Hobart Creates a Human Windmill for a 100% Renewable Electricity Island
Salamanca Market-goers were blown away today with the formation of a giant people- powered windmill on Salamanca Lawns
This action is the first of many planned by local community group Climate Action Hobart calling for all political parties to take positive action on limiting the impacts of climate change.
Earlier this year Climate Action Hobart released a number of climate policy benchmarks for Tasmania called Ten Steps for a Safe Climate, and this action focuses on Step 4 – Tasmania to work towards becoming a Renewable Energy Island with 100% Renewable Electricity by 2020.
Coinciding with news this morning that Roaring 40’s $400 million investment in a wind farm at Musselroe Bay may once again be a viable concern, this action highlights the possibilities for Tasmania in the renewable energy sector.
“We have the capability of not only developing these resources for our own State, but also exporting electricity to reduce emissions on the mainland. Climate Action Hobart would like to see more renewable energy projects get off the ground generating further investment and sustainable employment options for Tasmania,” said Phil Harrington, Spokesperson for Climate Action Hobart.
Climate Action Hobart will be holding public forums, community actions and letterboxing their ‘safe climate scorecard’, (which scores each party on their climate policy) to educate the Tasmanian public on how to vote for the climate in the upcoming state election.
More information about Climate Action Hobart, the 10 Steps for a Safe Climate and the Safe Climate Scorecards available at www.climateactionhobart.org