Guest Speaker: Peter Sellens, CSA Services, Solar Council of Australia
With its dry climate and latitude, Australia has the greatest solar energy potential of virtually any country in the world. It is not surprising therefore, that over 1.4 million households have installed PV systems with a total capacity of around 4,100 MW. These systems account for around 1.1% of Australia’s electricity production.
There is much information and misinformation out there about solar systems. Some say they are driving up electricity prices.
Some say the opposite. Some say they are destabilizing the electrical grid. Some say this is nonsense.
Peter will give an outline on solar energy today, what might happen in the future, and is happy to answer questions.
Guest Speaker: Matt Karle Manager, Sth Qld Compliance , Environmental Services and Regulation.
We are excited to be able to advise you that we have been able to engage, as our October Guest Speaker, Mr Matt Karle, Manager, South Queensland Compliance, Environmental Services and Regulation in the State Government’s Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP).
This will be a very enlightening evening for BIEPA members and visitors about how our natural assets and environment are protected by policy and legislation and how that is applied and enforced.
See attached poster for more information.
We are looking forward to our next BIEPA meeting Guest Speaker, Michael Savige, who will be talking about his involvement in important marine turtle conservation research, especially into the plight of Raine Island’s nesting green turtle population, when he worked with Dr Col Limpus in the Dept of Environment and Resource Management (now DEHP). More information on attached poster.
The nesting green turtle population on Raine Island is under threat and the island’s role as a turtle sanctuary is in danger of collapse.
Please view the 3 minute video linked here for a preview of some of what Michael will be sharing with you.
August 22nd 7pm ANZAC Room at the Bribie Island RSL at 99 Toorbul Street in Bongaree. (Please note our change of venue)
We look forward to seeing you at the August BIEPA meeting – 7pm Monday 22nd August – in the ANZAC Room at the Bribie Island RSL at 99 Toorbul Street in Bongaree. (Please note our change of venue)
As a preview to our upcoming Spring Wildflower Walk on Sunday 28th August, our Guest Speaker will be Allan Carr, member of Native Plants Qld, and one of the guides for our Wildflower Walk. Please see the attached poster for details.
We hope to see you there.
from BIEPA Management Committee
Guest Speaker: NARELLE McCARTHY
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council.
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) is the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC works with over 40 community groups, including BIEPA, on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability. SCEC has supported BIEPA on many issues affecting Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage.
Narelle will discuss SCEC’s current e?orts to protect our region’s natural assets. Narelle will highlight some of the major environmental challenges that Bribie Island and the surrounding areas are facing today from various activities. Some of these activities have the potential to significantly (and permanently) alter our environment and the quality-of-life that we have all come to enjoy on Bribie.