Climate change group collects $50K for project

Local climate change initiative, the Tarnagulla Alternative Energy Group has received a $50,000 grant to help kick start their project to better protect the community from the impacts of climate change.

The Tarnagulla Alternative Energy Group (TAEG) will use the grant, from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to conduct an intensive study of the issues faced by the town with regards to climate change and research ways of becoming more resilient during extreme weather events.

The study will have a strong focus on the social, economic and physical impacts of challenges related to climate change, members of the group have said.

TAEG’s Paul Davis said local residents, organisations and government agencies will be consulted throughout the process of the study to gain a better understanding and assist in creating a needs-based model.

Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, announced the grant of $50,000 to TAEG to assist with the development of innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change.

“I congratulate Tarnagulla Alternative Energy for their hard work in helping to deliver a cleaner future,” she said.

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