S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation

This episode is the first of two that looks at a contentious issue in Castlemaine at the moment, the proposed bioenergy plant. For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewable energy project seems like a great idea, but those living at its doorstep have some serious reservations. 

Allie starts the episode by providing a bit of context and then we hear a presentation given by MASG committee member Deane Belfield at a town meeting. Deane is explains as much as he can about the proposed bioenergy facility.

Next week we will hear the Q&A session that happened after Deane’s presentation and also hear from people as they left the hall to see what they thought about it all.  

Find out more about the proposed project at bioenergy.net.au

This episode was created in 2021 as part of a series called Saltgrass: Turning the Goldfields Green, which was created with support from MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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