YOU can help us on our mission to reduce pollution in the Daintree, and lift its people out of energy poverty
|PRETEND ECOTOURISM VS. REAL ECOTOURISM | DAINTREE RESIDENTS CLICK HERE |PROGRESS| CONTACTS|
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SITE AND:
Daintree Heritage Lodge
Daintree Mountainview Organic Vanilla Beans
Pete and Sha Hughes
And many more...
There is a lot of hypocrisy involved in the issue of the Daintree Electricity Crisis.
Numerous studies and local townplans have talked about "sustainable
All levels of government want everything to go greener and greener, yet they promote pollution by denying the Daintree a grid that can replace the hundreds of generators and 3 million litres of fuel trucked up across the Daintree river every year.
The Queensland government proudly boasted about rescinding the Daintree Energy Policy, while they already knew before hand that they would maintain the discriminatory exclusion of the Daintree from Ergon's distribution area.
In 2013 the Queensland government announced plans to make Queensland
the world leader in eco-tourism, when I wrote to them that the Daintree
is a pretend eco-tourism destination they
showed no interest.
25/09/2013: Media Release
Minister Mark McArdle to the Mayor of the Scenic Rim Region: “Providing
safe, reliable and affordable energy and water supply is vital to meeting
the basic needs of communities and for the future development of Queensland.”
Read the page on Daintree discrimination for more hypocritical media releases.
And the highlight of the hypocrisy page;
Tony Abbot told the world during his speech at the G20 that it is not acceptable that one fifth of the world still lacks access to electricity, but forgot to mention that he has a little third world country in his own back yard!
Read it here
on the PM's website, last paragraph down the bottom.
Want to read some more hypocrisy?
This is what you will read:
As Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark is focused on delivering safe, efficient and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households and businesses.
He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and is focused on a cleaner, greener energy future for Queensland.
The Minister acknowledges the significance of his portfolio as a jobs generator and the importance of roads, water and energy to business, industry and everyday Queenslanders.
So if he is focussed on delivering safe, efficient and
affordable electricity to Queensland households and businesses then is
the the Daintree not a part of Queensland any more?
On his department website it says:
The Department of Energy and Water Supply's vision is a prosperous Queensland through resilient and affordable energy and water sectors.
To achieve this, the department's strategy is to deliver innovative policy, planning and regulatory solutions in partnership with our stakeholders to support cost-effective, safe, secure and reliable energy and water supply.
This also indicates the Daintree is not a part of Queensland, the area is economically struggling being denied the resilient and affordable energy mentioned above, and the innovative policy to support cost-effective, safe, secure and reliable energy and water supply is also nowhere to be seen with hundreds of generators burning up three million litres of fuel per year.
In the Department of Energy and Water Supply's blueprint statement it says:
Every Queenslander – including each one of us – needs a safe, reliable and affordable electricity and water supply. The work we do every day helps to protect our standard of living and grow our state’s economy.
If the department is aware that every Queenslander needs a safe reliable and affordable electricity supply and they are also aware that the Daintree community is economically struggling with the high cost of their dirty generator electricity then this can only mean that the Daintree is not a part of Queensland any more.
Every time a person in Queensland turns on a tap or flicks a light switch, they experience the effects of our laws, policies, planning and regulations. This already makes them our customers.
Yes, in the Daintree we certainly feel the effect of your
Microgrids - back to the future?
24 June 2015By Ergon Energy, read full article here
Micro- grids could become increasingly popular in Queensland in coming years, where small communities run their own local power network separate from the main grid.
PAGE TO BE UPDATED SOON, PLEASE COME BACK
THE DAINTREE IS A FASCINATING PLACE OF SPECTACULAR BEAUTY, TREAT YOURSELF TO A DAINTREE HOLIDAY AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: