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The 10 Gigawatt Vision – Repowering the Northern Territory
Environment Centre NT and Beyond Zero Emissions have today released the report ‘The 10 Gigawatt Vision: How renewable energy can power jobs and investment in the Northern Territory’....
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Have Your Say On Fracking No Go Zones
Companies like Origin Energy and Santos are planning to start fracking as early as July this year, yet critical farming, fishing, tourism areas and natural...
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Post Election - Take Heart
A Message From ALEC's CEO It’s been a bruising week for all of us who are concerned and working for concerted government action on the...
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NT Conservationists welcome introduction of Environment Protection Bill
Conservationists welcomed the introduction of the Territory Government’s Environment Protection Bill to parliament today, citing broad community support for new laws to protect the natural...
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EcoFair Shines A Light On Science And Sustainability
desertSMART Ecofair will again provide a focus on science and sustainability in Central Australia in August 2019 after recently being announced as an official National...
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Need for Climate Action and Clean Economy in NT Budget
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), Central Australia’s peak environmental organisation has called the NT Budget a ‘climate warming budget that puts mining and gas...
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One Year On: Community Opposition To Fracking Continues
Community members continue to strongly oppose the Northern Territory being opened up to industrial fracked gas fields a year after the lifting of the moratorium...
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Free ‘Live Energy Smart’ lunchtime presentation for Alice Springs residents 21.3.19
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) will be hosting a free ‘Live Energy Smart’ lunchtime presentation for Alice Springs residents next Tuesday the 26th March,...
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ALEC shines light on underground coal project
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) faces an NT Civil and Administrative Tribunals hearing alongside the Department of Primary Industries and Resources in relation to...
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Protecting Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges) National Park
40 years ago ALEC, formerly the Central Australian Conservation Council, played a central role in campaigning for the establishment of the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges National...
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Territory needs strong laws for nature and people
It has been both welcoming and worrying to witness the NT Government undertake a long overdue review of our environmental protection laws. The Territory needs...
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Fracking The West Will Be A Climate Disaster 28.11.18
The Arid Lands Environment Centre is deeply disappointed by the Western Australian Government decision to open up the Canning Basin to fracking, which could blow...
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