Who Factsheets are written for and how to use them.
These factsheets are meant for busy people who have become aware of a topic of interest to them and want to gain an overview of it. Factsheets draw on many sources and are reliable information. They should be printed on a single double sided A4 sheet for ease of handing out in hard copy at shops, meetings and events.
There are several series of factsheets available – this page contains the Gladstone and Bundaberg series.
The Gladstone series is about aspects involved in Gladstone’s transition from a ‘fossil-fuel based’ economy to a ‘green’ economy.
Gladstone needs Renewable Energy Now
This covers: Introduction — The latest developments — Financial forces — Benefits from low cost electricity — Who is investing — who opposes transition — Conclusion.
Gladstone’s Future – Jobs Based on Renewable Energy
This covers: Introduction — Current Heavy Industries — Price of Electricity needed — Cost of Renewable Electricity are coming down fast — Advantages of Gladstone — Current Developments — Bringing the Parties together – and what we can do. Find the related video for this factsheet at https://youtu.be/TTldLA5yVNs
A tale of two fuels – comparison between a hydrogen and a petrol car
This covers: Vehicles and Performances — Observations — The future
Thermal coal in terminal decline
This covers: Climate change is real — The choice is ours — Batteries — Pumped Hydro — Green Hydrogen — Finance — Obstacles to growth — Jobs in Thermal Coal — Jobs in Renewable Energy.
Gladstone: a hydrogen – ammonia centre
This covers: Introduction — Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFC) — Proven in practice — Advantages of Hydrogen — Drawbacks of Hydrogen — Advantages of Ammonia — Risks are well understood — Drawback of Ammonia — New Research — The future
Gladstone coal-gasification project – Environmental and Economic Impacts
This covers: The Proposed Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project — Aspects of Concern: Greenhouse gasses -– Fines, bottom ash and fly-ash handling — Marketing and Transport — Economic and Employment aspects — Ecological aspects — Summary
A Green Economy for Gladstone – a community led discussion paper 2019
This covers: Green manufacturing — Green Hydrogen — Electric Vehicle Assembly — Carbon Farming — Biochar — Domestic Solar
The Bundaberg series is about stopping Coal Seam Gas mining and currently Coking-coal mining in the area from Maryborough to Gladstone. The CSG exploration licences were withdrawn after a focused and widely supported campaign. However, exploration licences can be re-issued.
Shale Oil and Fracking in the Wide Bay Burnett area
This covers: Background — How the Gas is brought to the Surface — Claimed benefits — Threats beyond Agriculture — What we can do.
Stop a coal mine next to Bundy
This covers: Last year it was gas — Now it is coal — The story so far — Our Bundy campaign — The Regional Planning Interest Act — A state-wide campaign — What can you do — Signing on is important.
About Fox Resources’ MDL 3040
This covers: About Fox Resources Ltd — Directors — History — Geological data — Promoting the project — Other stakeholders — Mining Development Lease MDL 3040 — geology and mining effects on underground water — Location and health effects –Current economic value of agriculture and tourism is huge and rising — Coking-coal’s economic value is diminishing — Comments.
Coking coal is on its way out
This covers: Fox Resources and some ministers are wrong — Hydrogen successfully used for making steel — Competition between steel makers — Giants, 256 m tall, to reduce the cost of renewable energy — Australia’s response to this new technology — Proposing an open-cut coking coal mine near Bundaberg makes no sense.
This covers: Summary — Coal Mines and Groundwater — Protecting Bundaberg Groundwater from Seawater Intrusion since 1970 — Effects of a Coal Mine: Cutting off and Reversing Water-flows — Recycling Mining Water not an Option — Granting MDL 3040 will lead to serious Economic and Social Damage.
Poster: Stop a Coal Mine
Double sided handout with map of MDL3040 and summarised information for use at markets etc.