1 October 2012 — Rally for Solar, held in Adelaide in support of transitioning two coal fired power stations in Port Augusta to concentrated solar thermal technology, has been described a success. Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said there was “across the board support” from locals, community leaders and even the company behind the old power stations. “Beyond Zero Emissions research shows that transitioning to solar thermal plants in Port Augusta would create more than 1800 jobs, protect the health of the surrounding community, save five million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year and would lower the cost of electricity to all South Australians in the long term.”