Sunday, 16 August 2009

Region. Solar panels can not be switched on

More than a year after the Rudd government announced the $500 million Solar Schools program, as part of its $42 billion stimulus package, Integral Energy does not have the capacity to hook schools into the grid Dozens of school have solar panels that cannot be switched on. Federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett has asked his department to urgently resolve the issue with Integral, said The Weekend Australian Financial Review.


Region. Members of RDA committee

NSW Minister for Regional Development, Phil Costa, has announced the appointment of members to the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Greater Sydney committee, to join Alan Pendleton chairman, and Roy Medich, deputy chairman: Father Chris Riley, from Mascot, Carole Maher, from Grose Vale, Josefa Sobzski, from Haberfield, Lesley McMahon, from Mowbray Park, Dr Mano Nugapitiya, from Kensington, Prof Phillip O’Neill, from Parramatta, Frank Oliveri, from Edensor Park, Mary Waterford, from Wentworth Falls, Aaron Rule, from Ingleburn, and Marcus Testoni, from Summer Hill. “The RDA will help drive change and development in the Greater Sydney area through its involvement in regional planning, community engagement, promotion of government programs and ‘whole of government activities’,” Mr Costa said.