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The Standard: Victorian RET is the way to go

May 25, 2015


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The Daniel Andrews’ government’s commitment to reinstate a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) has won the endorsement of The Standard newspaper. There’s a growing chorus of support for a VRET. The scheme can secure investment and create good jobs for communities in the wake of the Abbott government’s savage 20 per cent cut to the national RET. The […]

New analysis reveals wind farm benefits as senate wind inquiry comes to Canberra

May 19, 2015


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A new Friends of the Earth analysis finds wind farms within 100 kilometres of the nation’s Parliament have delivered hundreds of jobs and millions worth of investment for communities, all while cutting pollution. Drawing on modeling from Sinclair Knight Merz (now Jacobs),[i] Friends of the Earth estimate the wind farms operating within 100 kilometres from Parliament […]

RET Watch: Australia takes one step backward with RET deal…

May 19, 2015



A deal to reduce the Renewable Energy Target 20% appears to have been struck by the Federal government and opposition, with cross-bench Senators. The reduction from 41000 gigawatt-hours in 2020, to only 33000GWh, will unfortunately include wood-waste burners as eligible for renewable energy certificates – a handout to the nation’s unsustainable forestry industries, not a […]

New analysis points to wind farm benefits as senate inquiry heads to North Queensland

May 18, 2015



A new Friends of the Earth analysis finds wind energy has created jobs and delivered investment for North Queensland communities, while making a strong contribution to cutting Australia’s carbon emissions. Drawing on modeling from Sinclair Knight Merz (now Jacobs),* Friends of the Earth estimate North Queensland’s only operating wind farm, Windy Hill, has: Created 19 […]

Steps towards a Totally Renewable Yackandandah

May 15, 2015



Totally Renewable Yackandandah have secured funding for their efforts to turn the town’s electricity 100% renewable. The Daniel Andrews government’s commitment to establishing a Victorian Renewable Energy Target announced yesterday will further the potential of community efforts in our state. Indigo Shire Council and the Yackandandah Chamber of Commerce have together committed $10,000 to support the […]


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