Innovation at World Environment Day

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World Environment Day on the 5th June at Murwillumbah’s Knox Park will go high-tech next month when an electric car and solar-powered bikes are put on show.

Australian Radio Towers owner and Tyalgum Energy Project Manager Andrew Price said his electric bikes would be available for demonstration at the World Environment Day celebrations on June 5.

Mr Price said the pedal-assisted bikes, available for hire in Tyalgum village soon, were subsidised by Dyson and could last 70km at full throttle on a single charge.

Enova Energy Director Robert Rosen will also be at World Environment Day, but not just because of his Australia-first community energy company.

Mr Rosen will be showing off his electric car on the day. He hoped to spark more interest in the vehicles and inspire further investment in solar charging stations to support them.

“At the moment there’s probably only five or six electric cars in the Northern Rivers,” he said.

Event organiser Ari Ehlrich said there would be plenty on offer for the whole family. He said the festivities would include an environmental sculptor, a variety of stalls, live music, circus performances and information from experts on a range of topics.

Speakers include: Steve Harris, CEO of ENOVA: Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer – Kacey Clifford and Andrew Price from the Tyalgum Energy project – Nina Lucas from the Environmental Defenders Office on Biodiversity Protection Legislation – Michael Corke on Prioritising on ground actions in Threatened Species Recovery projects – Greg Reid president of Tweed Climate Action Now on Options when the Gross Solar Feed-In Tariff ends.

World Environment Day will be celebrated at Knox Park, 10am-3pm on June 5.

Source: Tweed Daily

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