While the future of renewable energy in SA now appears far less certain, the election result could be good for Port Augusta, given the Liberal Party’s commitment to remediating the defunct coal-fired power plant near their town.
Residents of Port Augusta, South Australia don’t always have the basic human right of being able to breathe clean air. Instead, all too often they’re forced inside as choking coal dust blankets their town.
Port Augusta in South Australia is on its way to a clean energy future, with less health problems for its community - but only if we clean up after coal properly. We’ve got five facts to get you up to speed on the why and how of cleaning up after coal from our latest report, Done and Dusted: Cleaning up Coal Ash in Port Augusta.
Large-scale, detrimental fossil-fuel projects (think Adani’s Carmichael coal mine) need one key thing in order to go ahead. Funding. But where does this funding come from? Well, in a lot of cases, it comes from banks.
When you think of Antarctica, most people think of penguins, seals, whales and even polar bears! Well, they’d be right (except for the polar bears – that’s the Arctic). But there’s one animal in particular that doesn’t get enough cred – the humble krill.
John Lennon’s anti-war anthem was penned out of frustration with a pesky reporter. When the then Beatle was asked what he wanted to achieve by staging a “Bed-in” with his newly-married wife he said “Why don’t you just give peace a chance?”