Let the renewable season begin
23 September 2014
The cropping up of events that aim to raise awareness about renewable energy over the coming weeks in reaction to the Government’s lack of action on the Renewable Energy Target is a testimony to Australians’ love for renewable energy.
Australia has never seen anything like this national rally for renewables
The National Rally for Renewables across Australia is calling for renewable energy workers, businesses, solar panel owners and renewable energy supporters to save Aussie renewables. The supporters will meet at various locations across Australia at midday on Friday, 26 September 2014. RSVP at http://rallyforrenewables.com.au.
George the Bull welcomes Yes 2 Renewables to the Capital wind farm
On Sunday, 19 October 2014, Ride 4 Renewables is coming to the Capital wind farm. The ride gives people a chance to see wind turbines in action. The 15km family fun ride starts at 9am from Currandooley Road and finishes with a sausage sizzle provided by the Bungendore Men’s Shed.
“We get quite a high level of interest in visiting the Capital wind farm and have won the support of the Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The wind farm featured in the photo that won third place in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition,” said Marju Tonisson, Communications Coordinator at Infigen Energy.
George the Bull, who made a submission to the review Panel of the Renewable Energy Target, will be present at the event as a spectator.
Registration for the event is essential. For safety reasons only mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are permitted. Register here.
Olympian plans a hat-trick at the run with the wind
The two-time Olympian winner of Run with the Wind, Martin Dent, has set his eyes on winning for the third time. When asked on Twitter if he is in good form for a hat-trick this year, he responded, “[T]hat’s the plan. I should be there.”
Infigen is hosting a community fun run at its Woodlawn wind farm near Tarago, New South Wales.
Run with the Wind provides an opportunity to participate in a truly unique fun run where you can experience being up close to wind turbines overlooking Lake George, and ask questions of the wind farm employees.
“This year we have some exciting sponsors including Australian clothing brand Nimble Activewear, AFL footie club GWS Giants and Mitsubishi, showcasing its new plug-in hybrid electric Outlander,” said Frank Boland, event coordinator at Infigen Energy.
“Next year there might be a few more of us who not only run with the wind but drive with it,” said Mr. Boland.
“We continue to work with Veolia, the landowner, and Senvion, who provide operations and maintenance services, and are thankful to them for helping to make this event possible,” he said.
Net proceeds from ticket sales go to the Tarago Landcare Group’s Save the Lumley Road Trees project.
Woodlawn wind farm is approximately a 45-minute drive from Canberra and 3 hours from Sydney.
National Rally for renewables
- What? Rally of renewable energy supporters
- When? At midday on Friday, 26 September 2014
- Where? In multiple locations in ACT, NSW, SA, QLD, TAS, VIC and WA
- Register? http://rallyforrenewables.com.au
- Social follow? #rallyforrenewables and @cleannrgcouncil
Ride 4 renewables
- What? A family bike ride
- When? 9am on Sunday, 19 October 2014 (postponed until March 2015)
- Where? Capital wind farm, see the map http://goo.gl/q71WgS
- Register? http://bit.do/Ride_4_Renewables
- Social follow? #ride4renewables and @Yes2Renewables
Run with the wind
- What? 5km and 10km fun run
- When? At 10.30am on Sunday, 26 October 2014
- Where? Woodlawn wind farm, see the map http://goo.gl/q71WgS
- Register? www.runwiththewind.com.au
- Social follow? #runwiththewind2014 and @infigen, Facebook community at http://facebook.com/runwiththewindaustralia
“Renewables are here to stay. Nothing will stop the momentum of support for renewable energy, but the Government could shoot itself in the foot if it continues to scare investors away and ignore an industry of the future,” said Marju Tonisson, Communications Coordinator at Infigen Energy.