Renewable energy is on the agenda at a think tank to be held in August.
Renewable energy is on the agenda at a think tank to be held in August. Trevor Veale/ The

Tweed meeting of the minds on renewable energy

THE second annual Renewable Energy Think Tank on August 6 will see some of the region's leading environmentalists and industry figures brainstorm ideas on how to adopt state-of-the-art green practices in the Tweed.

Among the invited participants in the council staged forum is physicist and Tweed Climate Action Network Founder Paul Taylor, manufacturing industry member Peter Robson and Daryl McPhee, an Environmental Science Associate Professor at Bond University.

Others to attend include Paul Cruickshank, the Renewable Energy Coordinator at the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water and Renewable Energy Coordinator at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage along and Cam Palmer, development manager at NSW Sugar Milling Cooperative-Condong and Broadwater Mills.

Key issues to emerge from the first such think tank held in July 2012 included better use of biomass, including cogeneration plants, local government as electricity retailer and battery storage of electricity generated by renewable energy.

Council held its first Renewable Energy Think Tank on Tuesday 24 July 2012.

For more information contact Debbie Firestone, Tweed Shire Council Sustainability Program Leader on (02) 6670 2555 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au



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