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Published by The Huffington Post. View the original article here. It’s no secret that there’s money in wind power, but $3 million worth? That’s the current budget of Arfons, a small rural town in southern France, and Mayor Alain Couzinié says he believes the amount is too much for the town to conceivably spend, France’s The Local […]
Those following the Yes 2 Renewables campaign known that we’ve long called for Ted Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws to be dumped. They’re costing Victoria jobs, investment, and crucial renewable energy capacity. We’re not alone. Representing the perspective of our nascent renewable energy sector, Phil Burn of WestWind Energy believes there a 10 reasons why the Premier should […]
Published by Quit Coal. View the original article. When Napthine stepped up to the plate after Baillieu’s swift and teary departure, we saw a glimmer of hope for a state that seemed doomed to a future shadowed by mountains of dirty coal. After all, Napthine’s electorate houses the biggest wind farm in the state and […]
This morning, environmental group Quit Coal have unveiled a giant banner from the top of Flinders Street Station, calling on Premier Napthine to ‘get off the coal train and get on track for renewables’. Victoria’s new Premier, Denis Napthine, has inherited Baillieu’s regressive policies designed to prop up an unviable brown coal export industry and […]
Published at VicWind. See original article. Macarthur district residents, Merilyn Cook and Hamish Officer, together with representatives from the Victorian Wind Alliance (VicWind), met with local MP, Dan Tehan in Warrnambool on Tuesday to discuss the benefits the Macarthur Wind Farm is bringing to their community. “There’s a historic opportunity right now to benefit from […]
Published by the VicWind Alliance. View the original article. When the Macarthur wind farm, the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm, was officially launched on Friday it marked the completion of a remarkable journey for local farmers Tom Robertson and Hamish and Anna Officer. In 2001 Tom, Hamish and Anna began their search for companies who […]
Published by The Conversation. View the original article. By Adjunct Professor Alan Pears, RMIT University. Running a business in Australia’s energy sector is difficult. Proprietors have to contend with intense competition, rapid technological change, climate change, natural disasters…even complaints about rising energy prices and poor service. But arguably the greatest challenge is the uncertainty. There […]
Published by The Conversation. View the original article. By Dylan McConnell, research fellow at the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute. Let’s be honest: the relationship between renewable energy and the electricity market is complex. So what does the latest report from Australian energy research firm RepuTex tell us? Well, for a start, coal-fired power has reached a ten-year […]
Published at The Conversation. View the original article. By Mark Diesendorf, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales. The future of civilisation and much biodiversity hangs to a large degree on whether we can replace fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – with clean, safe […]
Since 2011, Friends of the Earth’s Yes 2 Renewables has been campaigning hard against the Victorian government’s laws that ban wind farms in large swaths of the state. These laws have cost our state jobs, investment, and crucial renewable energy capacity needed to reduce our contribution to climate change. We’re proud to join an alliance of environment […]