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Vic Premier confirms support for state Renewable Energy Target and jobs, as Abbott govt sabotages the sector

According to reports, Premier Daniel Andrews has used a tour of the Ararat wind farm to confirm Victoria was committed to introducing its own renewable energy target. The Premier’s announcement comes just days after the Abbott government faced a strong public backlash … Continue reading Vic Premier confirms support for state Renewable Energy Target and jobs, as Abbott govt sabotages the sector

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8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables

Forget the Prime Minister’s fear-mongering about “death cults”…  Tony Abbott is launching a new war… A WAR ON RENEWABLES! The Abbott government is sabotaging Australia’s energy future. Not content with cutting the national Renewable Energy Target by 20 per cent, … Continue reading 8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables

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BLACK SUN PROJECT – Energy Independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

By Letitia Kemister In response to the Abbott government’s announcement to shut down infrastructural support to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, a network of concerned groups have begun collaborating with a view to achieve community independence. The project … Continue reading BLACK SUN PROJECT – Energy Independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

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Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

Community owned renewable energy is a great way to produce local jobs and profits, have action on global warming and increase social cohesion. Thousands of Australian’s could potentially own and benefit from community renewable energy opportunities, although our full potential in this arena has … Continue reading Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

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Australian Labor Party’s 50% renewable energy goal will encourage state counterparts to lift ambition

Fairfax newspapers are reporting that the Australian Labor Party will adopt a renewable energy goal of 50% by 2030. The renewable energy goal will be a central plank of Labor’s party platform to be endorsed at the National Conference in Melbourne this … Continue reading Australian Labor Party’s 50% renewable energy goal will encourage state counterparts to lift ambition

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Friends of the Earth support community call for Hazelwood owner to pay for coal mine firefight

Friends of the Earth support the Latrobe Valley community’s call for GDF Suez (Engie) to pay the $18 million cost of fighting the Hazelwood coal mine fire. “Friends of the Earth support the community’s call for GDF Suez to pay … Continue reading Friends of the Earth support community call for Hazelwood owner to pay for coal mine firefight

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Abbott govt bullies Clean Energy Finance Corp, puts ideology ahead of sound investments

The Abbott government is at war with renewable energy. On Sunday 12 July, Fairfax revealed the Abbott government had directed the independent Clean Energy Finance Corporation not to invest in wind farms. Just hours later, it was reported that Treasurer Joe … Continue reading Abbott govt bullies Clean Energy Finance Corp, puts ideology ahead of sound investments