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.
This covers: Vehicles and Performances – Observations — The future
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.
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.
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
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 The CSG exploration licences were withdrawn after a focused and widely supported campaign.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.
This covers: Background — How the Gas is brought to the Surface — Claimed benefits — Threats beyond Agriculture — What we can do.
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.
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.
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 — Environmental effects — Granting MDL 3040 will lead to serious Economic and Social Damage.