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sustainability

48 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to John Earls, NRMA Insurance, Craig Anderson, Robert J. Gell

Save the ONLY fast electric vehicle charging station in Sydney.

The only fast electric vehicles (EV) charging station in Sydney is being decommissioned. This will negatively affect the use and uptake of electric cars in Sydney and damage the reputation of the transportation network. This station in North Strathfield was installed by NRMA and Canada Bay City Council in 2012. The charger is located at 32 George St., North Strathfield, New South Wales 2137. The details can be viewed here:  https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/37251  It has been broken for the past few months and many EV owners have raised concerns and disappointment about this (you can see the full comments history by following the link above).  Before it was broken, it was regularly and efficiently used by many drivers. NRMA is now planning to decommission the charger instead of repairing it. Canada Bay Council has shown no interest in taking over and maintaining the charger although the council represented by Angelo Tsirekas (mayor of City of Canada Bay at the time) was publicly involved in the installation and opening. If removed, this would be a big step back for the transportation infrastructure and make Sydney the only major city in Australia without a single rapid charger of this type.  We appeal to the Council on behalf of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts of Sydney to keep, repair and maintain the charger. I am a member of Australian Electric Vehicle Association, an owner of 3 electric cars and a director of Eveeh, a company that is dedicated to increasing the adoption of sustainable electric transportation in Australia. I believe we should work together with the government to create a better infrastructure to increase the uptake of electric cars.

Slava Kozlovskii
371 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Hon Judith Collins

100% Renewable Energy by 2030

We’re on an e-mission: reducing emissions. New Zealand is going to spend a billion dollars a year​ ​so other countries can cut their emissions to meet the goals we’ve agreed to. And if that’s not strange enough, carbon emissions in New Zealand are a staggering 24% higher than they were in 1990​ ​ despite our promise to reduce them. The two biggest sectors for causing greenhouse gases are agriculture and energy use. Why on earth is New Zealand’s energy consumption creating so many noxious gasses? The answer is simple: despite having 80% of our energy come from renewable resources, New Zealand is still wedded to the coal and oil industries and burning coal and oil produce carbon. The energy sector has increased its emissions nearly 37% between 1990 and 2015 and a lot of that is down to transport. Yup, cars on the road burning fossil fuels. But if we know what’s causing it, why aren’t we doing anything about it? The good news is the solution is just as simple - it’s there every day shining in our eyes. The sun is a totally renewable source of energy, causes minimal impact on the environment (so long as we remember to slip, slop and slap) and best of all creates no carbon emissions. New Zealand gets a lot of sun each year. We typically get around 2000 hours of sunshine each year in New Zealand (it depends where you are of course) and that gives us a lot of time to capture that sunlight and convert it into electricity. So we’re on a mission. An e-mission. We want to convert all of New Zealand to solar power and we want to see 100% of our energy use coming from renewable resources by the year 2030. And we think you do too, so we’ve put together a petition to ask the Minister to make this a government-level goal. We’d like to see the government commit to a 100% renewable energy target by 2030. That’s 13 years away and gives us plenty of time to help agriculture and energy sectors move from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy. It’s a big ask but the good news is that technology is on our side. The US and EU are both working on improving solar cells, on designing new ways to store solar power in better batteries and on large scale solar plants that provide the economies of scale to help reduce the cost of solar units. We’ve all seen Tesla shake up the transport world, and even Apple is now getting a large percentage of the power it needs from the sun with football-field sized solar arrays out in the desert. We don’t need to build such vast arrays, however. We’ve got 1.7 million residential roofs to use and that’s before we get into commercial and industrial buildings. Plus we’ve got a clean green image to maintain and thankfully switching to solar means you’ve also got cost savings coming your way. The average household can save hundreds of dollars per year and that’s before you even go out and buy an electric car. Think of the savings on your fuel bill while you’re saving the world. So come with us on this solar journey. New Zealand has a clean, green image and we love it and want to restore our reputation as a beautiful place to live and play. Click the link below and join us on our e-mission, to end harmful emissions. ENDS The online petition can be signed here: https://www.change.org/p/judith-collins-100-renewable-energy-by-2030

iGenerate Solar
247 supporters