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Whoopee! Clover Moore wants a faster train service to Canberra. So do I as a lifelong rail fan. But when will these people face reality? The problem with the Sydney-Canberra train is not the rolling stock or even the infrastructure but the fact that it makes nine stops en route, each of which costs the train five minutes or more. Eliminate them, and you will save an hour. But it is a NSW train and it won't happen.
The plastics-to-fuel plant proponents formerly known as the Foy Group has an extra month to pay the ACT government the millions of dollars it owes on a block of land in Hume.
It's a frosty morning, but we're expecting a sunny day to follow - not bad after all that rain. It dipped only just below freezing overnight, and the weather bureau has forecast a maximum of 15 degrees.
Foy Group is building a case to convince ACT authorities of the safety of a proposed plastics-to-fuel plant in Hume.
The Canberra director of development company Knight Frank has raised concerns as to how his company's name ended up sending a submission to an inquiry panel supporting the proposed waste plastic to fuel facility in Hume.
An ACT government health panel set up to investigate a plastics to fuel factory at Hume has effectively killed off the plan, warning the facility posed potentially serious fire, explosion and other environmental risks.
Campaigns in the UK and Australia point to grassroots backlash against plastics-to-fuel sector that could be worth £1.5bn by 2024
Draft terms of reference have been drawn up for the newly appointed expert panel overseeing the independent inquiry into the plastics to fuel facility proposed for Hume.
The Foy Group has pushed back on the need for a formal health impact assessment of planned plastics-to-fuel factory, saying the minimal air emissions from the plant will be well under health limits.
What's not to like about a facility using Australian-patented technology to convert non-recyclable plastic into "road-ready" diesel and petrol with barely registrable noise and odour levels, and with negligible emissions of harmful chemicals? Oh, and which will employ up to 30 people and inject millions of dollars into the ACT economy?
The ACT government is setting up a panel of health and environmental experts to investigate health and other impacts of a proposed plastics-to-fuel factory at Hume.