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Water pricing recommendations not saving for a day when it doesn’t rain

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16 July 2014

The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA)’s recommendations to reform SA’s water pricing takes an environmentally and socially short-sighted approach to our most precious resource, says the state’s peak environmental organisation.

“ESCOSA’s recommendations are based on economic efficiency at the expense of water conservation and social fairness,” said Conservation Council SA Chief Executive Craig Wilkins.

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Leading renewable energy expert Giles Parkinson in Adelaide

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9 July 2014

Giles Parkinson, one of Australia’s top energy commentators, is in Adelaide today to talk about
South Australia's world-leading success in renewable energy.

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EVENT In Conversation with Giles Parkinson

Giles Parkinson Website IconConservation Council SA is excited to bring renowned renewable energy expert Giles Parkinson to Adelaide. The founding editor of RenewEconomy will share his insights on the evening of July 9 at In conversation with Giles Parkinson: South Australia’s world-leading renewables success.

Registrations essential, RSVP here now.

Sponsored by the South Australian Government Department of State Development.

 

SA MarineParks Sanctuary Zones vital and must stay

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2 July 2014

Conservation Council SA, the state’s peak environment organisation, is extremely disappointed the Upper House has passed a Bill to scrap sanctuary zone protection in many of the state's most important marine parks.

“This is a backward step that will cost taxpayers millions, and put at risk many of our most important marine areas”, said Conservation Council SA Chief Executive Craig Wilkins.

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This is not an efficiency gain – it’s a slash and burn

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19 June 2014

The main environment agency has had a 40% cut in just 1 year. 

The State Budget is ‘crazy economics’– balancing the books on paper by running our most important and valuable asset - the environment - into the ground, says the state’s peak environmental organisation. 

“This is a false surplus if it comes by running the productive capacity of our land, water and natural spaces into the ground. It is focusing on short-term cash flow by trashing long-term assets,” said Conservation Council SA Chief Executive Craig Wilkins. 

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