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Port Augusta campaign group receives funding

10th Oct 2012

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has announced it will benefit greatly from a "significant donation" it recently received.

The revelation will no doubt come as good news for supporters of the group's work on renewable energy in South Australia (SA), with the organisation heavily involved in trying to replace Port Augusta's ageing coal stations with solar thermal versions.

According to BZE, its generous benefactor is Climate Positive - a non-governmental outfit that helps businesses realise the dangers of poor energy efficiency.

And while both are keeping tight-lipped about how much the donation is worth, BZE executive director Matthew Wright has claimed it will be a big help.

"We will be expanding our campaigning in SA, educating and activating the community on the future power options for SA," he commented.

Matthew was keen to promote the importance of raising awareness of how base-load solar thermal power works, adding that the more people know about it, the more likely they are to support it.

He added: "Ultimately, all Australians will benefit from starting down the road of constructing base-load solar thermal plants around the country."

Greens senator for SA Sarah Hanson-Young recently voiced her party's support for solar thermal plants at Port Augusta, claiming the move would be "hugely beneficial" for the community.

Posted by Mike Peacock

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