Making Solar Thermal Happen – Forum

Update : Video from the event.

Join the Repower Port Augusta Alliance for an evening discussing why and how we can make Solar Thermal happen in South Australia.

When : Wednesday the 5th of August. Doors open 6pm for 6:30 start.

Where : Allan Scott Auditorium (H2-16), Hawke Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia (55 North Tce, Adelaide)

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With Dr Keith Lovegrove a solar thermal expert with the Climate Change Institute at ANU (Canberra); Dr. Peter Burdon a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School; Gary Rowbottom the Chairperson of Repower Port Augusta, and technical officer at Alinta Energy’s Pt Augusta Power Stations. Plus Darrin Spinks the Executive Director of Heliostat SA.

Entry by donation to support the campaign.

RSVP on the Facebook event.

For more information contact CLEAN by emailing or calling Gemma on 0437 714 786

The poster can be downloaded as a PDF here.

If you are unsure of the location, click here or on the map below :




Preview “Lights out” Screening

(Join CLEAN for street campaigning at this event)
Waterside, March 29 11.30am
11 Nile Street, PORT ADELAIDE
The Hon Mark Butler MP Federal Member for Port Adelaide invites you to a free community preview screening of Lights Out for the Reef plus guest speaker Daniel Spencer, National Campaigner, Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Info and reservations:  or call 08 82420733

National Day of Divestment Action

Divestment Day : 3rd May, 2014 9:30am, Beehive Corner

UPDATE : The event date and location has changed, it is no longer on the 2nd of May

If you’re with one of the major banks, it’s time to divest in style, telling your bank that funding the fossil fuel industry means losing your support.  Click here to visit the campaign page where you can register to take part. If you’re not with a bank that is funding the fossil fuel industry – congratulations! You can help by spreading the word and encouraging family and friends to divest. View the recent Westpac group divestment action in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out the video of the activity here and you can also find photos on the website and Facebook page.

Location : Beehive Corner, Adelaide CBD – Where Rundle Mall and King William Road meet, by the Haighs store.
Date : Saturday 3rd of May, at 9:30am

Unconventional Gas in SA – A Road to Nowhere?

The South Australian Government’s “Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in SA” opens up huge areas of the state for the exploration and extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas and tight gas through the process of Hydraulic Fracturing or ‘fracking’.

There is substantial evidence that the industry causes groundwater contamination & depletion, increased greenhouse gas emissions, loss of agricultural land and has negative health impacts. Come along to this free public forum to learn more. There will be local and interstate speakers including:

  • Sarah Moles & Andrew Cooper (Lock the Gate)
  • Mark Ogge (The Australia Institute)
  • Mark Parnell MLC  (The Greens)
  • Edward Cranswick (Seismologist)
  • Anne Daw (Advocate for Agriculture/ Environment)
  • Gemma Weedall (CLEAN SA)


Wednesday March 27th
6pm for 6.30pm start
A free event, refreshments available


The Box Factory
59 Regent Street South, Adelaide.

Organised by

Lock The Gate Alliance                                            Climate Emergency Action Network  040 552 6945       040 430 3120


Beyond Zero Emissions – Port Augusta Report Launch

On the 21st of April 2012 Mark Ogge from BZE with help from Gemma, Pas, Des and Michael from CLEANSA helped to launch the Repowering Port Augusta report. The report contains a blueprint for how the coal fired power stations in Pt Augusta can be replaced with Concentrating Solar Thermal.

These are some photos from the event :