Is this Port Augusta’s last hope for a revival?

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The government is attempting to cut 1 billion dollars from the The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), who funds large sustainable energy projects in Australia.

The funds slashing will dash the hopes for many projects around the nation, including a major development in the South Australian regional town of Port Augusta.

The town is reeling from the close of its coal mine, leaving many unemployed. The solar thermal developments could help revive the town and protesters gathered in Adelaide today to urge Premier Jay Weatherill and the Labor party to oppose the ARENA cuts.

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