Renewables Not Gas for Geelong!

Geelong Sustainability are spearheading a campaign to convince the State Government and Viva Energy to switch their future investment focus to renewable energy projects.

“Fossil fuels like gas and coal are on the way out. The last thing we want is a repeat of the Ford factory where Geelong was stuck with a slowly dying industry and missed other economic opportunities.”

Geelong Sustainability recently hosted the Geelong Energy Futures Forum opened by The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes. This sold out event saw guest speakers give expert advice on alternative energy and job opportunities for our region.

“There’s already a big battery planned for Moorabool, and Geelong can be a gateway to the booming wind industry in Western Victoria.”

Viva Energy are currently proposing to build a gas import terminal in Geelong. Geelong Sustainability understand that fossil fuels, like gas, are a finite resource, and so are campaigning for a longer term, renewable, energy industry for our community.

If you want to show your concern regarding the gas terminals proposed for Geelong, and support renewable energies, there’s currently a petition you can sign:

If you’d like to find out more about this issue, contact Geelong Sustainability.

“Geelong can be a renewable energy hub. We’ve got the infrastructure, skilled workforce and proud manufacturing heritage to position our city as the place for the rapidly growing clean energy industry.”

School Strike for Future, come along to support the students. Johnstone Park on Friday May 21st at 11am to show support for a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 in Australia, one that doesn’t involve investment in fossil fuels. For more information:

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