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Confidence returning after Andrews govt’s VRET announcement

Macedon Ranges-based renewable energy company, WestWind, says confidence is returning to the sector after the Andrews government’s VRET announcement. “From our perspective it is welcome news snippet, we are curious to see what comes out of it,” WestWind Managing director Toby … Continue reading Confidence returning after Andrews govt’s VRET announcement

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Business peak body welcomes Andrews govt renewable roadmap, sends message to Spring St

Cross sector support for growing renewable energy is emerging in Victoria with the state’s peak body for business, the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, throwing its weight behind the Andrews government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap. The backing of business sector group … Continue reading Business peak body welcomes Andrews govt renewable roadmap, sends message to Spring St

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Friends of the Earth welcome Andrews govt commitment to state renewables target and calls for energy ambition

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the Andrews government’s commitment to a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, and has highlighted the need for ambition to attract investment and create jobs while tackling climate change. The Andrews government announced a Renewable Energy … Continue reading Friends of the Earth welcome Andrews govt commitment to state renewables target and calls for energy ambition

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Earthworker Co-op secures solar hot-water manufacturer, delivers a win for local workers

In mid-July, the directors of Everlast Hydro Systems informed Earthworker Cooperative that there was only limited time remaining until either the buyout of Everlast was to be completed or the factory in Dandenong would have to close its doors. In … Continue reading Earthworker Co-op secures solar hot-water manufacturer, delivers a win for local workers

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Voters back ALP’s 50% renewable goal, strengthens case for Vic target

New polling from Essential Research shows voters back the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to a national goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. Strong support for the ALP’s goal strengthens the case for leadership from the Andrews government in Victoria. The alternative … Continue reading Voters back ALP’s 50% renewable goal, strengthens case for Vic target

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Senate wind inquiry a witch-hunt, radical recommendations must be ignored

Friends of the Earth have criticised the senate inquiry into wind energy, branding it a witch-hunt and part of an ongoing campaign to demonise the technology (final report available here). “You didn’t need a crystal ball to know the inquiry was going to demonise … Continue reading Senate wind inquiry a witch-hunt, radical recommendations must be ignored

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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