A series of fact sheets compiled by local community groups that provide detailed information on a range of topics relating to coal and gas extraction in regional Queensland.
The Unconventional Gas series
This series gives an overview of the aspects of Arrow’s expansion into the Warra/Brigalow/Chinchilla area. They based on extensive local experience. This can differ markedly from what industry and government present. These Factsheets draw on many sources and are comprehensive.
This covers: A description of what is involved in a CSG field -- Local effects of gas -- Effects of pipelines -- Pay-outs -- Area-wide and Long-Term Effects -- What anyone can do -- Additional actions by Landholders -- And above all: Don’t sign anything.
This covers: Preparing within the family -- Joining Forces with neighbours -- Network Local Community Groups -- Negotiating with large companies -- What the Gas Guide states and what companies do.
This covers: Know your opponents -- Background to the Gas Guide -- Chapter 5 of the Gas guide, 'Land access agreement’ (this includes: Overall comment - Property map - Business Plan - Bio security - Chemical use) -- Chapter 6 of the Guide, ‘Make Good' for Bores -- Chapter 9 of the Guide - Rehabilitation and hand-back.
This covers: Legislation -- The MOU -- Searches -- Way Forward.
This covers: Background -- Groundwater Depended Ecosystems -- Water extraction -- Outlook for the Future -- Effects on Forests -- A Glimmer of hope -- Unconventional Gas is a high cost business -- Renewable Power is now cheaper -- Time may be the best friend of at-risk GDEs.
The Bundaberg Series
This is about stopping invasive gas mining and currently Coking-coal mining in the area from Maryborough to Gladstone. The CSG exploration licences were withdrawn after a focused and widely supported campaign. However, exploration licences can be re-issued.
This covers: Background -- How the Gas is brought to the Surface -- Claimed benefits -- Threats beyond Agriculture -- What we can do.
This covers: Last year it was gas -- Now it is coal -- The story so far -- Our Bundy campaign -- The Regional Planning Interest Act -- A state-wide campaign -- What can you do -- Signing on is important.
This covers: About Fox Resources Ltd -- Directors -- History -- Geological data -- Promoting the project -- Other stakeholders -- Mining Development Lease MDL 3040 -- geology and mining effects on underground water -- Location and health effects --Current economic value of agriculture and tourism is huge and rising -- Coking-coal’s economic value is diminishing -- Comments.
This covers: Fox Resources and some ministers are wrong -- Hydrogen successfully used for making steel -- Competition between steel makers -- Giants, 256 m tall, to reduce the cost of renewable energy -- Australia’s response to this new technology -- Proposing an open-cut coking coal mine near Bundaberg makes no sense.
The Gladstone series
This series covers aspects of Gladstone’s transition from a ‘fossil-fuel based’ economy to a ‘green’ economy.
This covers: Vehicles and Performances - Observations -- The future
This covers: Climate change is real - The choice is ours - Batteries - Pumped Hydro - Green Hydrogen - Finance - Obstacles to growth - Jobs in Thermal Coal - Jobs in Renewable Energy.
This covers: Introduction - Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFC) - Proven in practice - Advantages of Hydrogen - Drawbacks of Hydrogen - Advantages of Ammonia - Risks are well understood - Drawback of Ammonia -- New Research -- The future.
This covers: The Proposed Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project - Aspects of Concern: Greenhouse gasses – Fines, bottom ash and fly-ash handling - Marketing and Transport - Economic and Employment aspects - Ecological aspects -- Summary.