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Victoria’s new Energy Minister, Nicholas Kotsiras, has broken his silence on the energy challenges facing the state. Weekly Times reporter Cimara Pearce spoke with Minister Kotsiras about the core energy issues facing Victoria–the moratorium on coal-seam gas (CSG) and onerous wind farm planning guidelines–as well as the criticism he lacks the necessary experience and background to be […]
Published by VicWind. View the original article. JASON “Grub” Bannam loves his job. Working as a welder on massive wind towers has taught the former postie many things, and he enjoys the camaraderie of his workplace, too. But he worries that his job may go the way that others at his company have, with uncertainty […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday, Yes 2 Renewables joined a powerful alliance of groups to send Premier Denis Napthine a message on wind energy. Groups representing wind workers and community members hand delivered a joint statement to the Premier’s electorate office in Warrnambool. The joint statement called for Dr Napthine to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest […]
Just three weeks after Premier Napthine opened the Macarthur wind farm, a coalition of southwest Victorian and supporting groups have released a joint statement calling on the Premier to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest Victoria. The joint statement will be hand delivered to staff at Premier Napthine’s electorate office this […]
Published by Independent Australia. View the original article. By Stephen Luntz. ONE OF the first questions science writers get asked is: what is your favourite field to write about? I usually say behavioural zoology, but I am at heart a physicist. I retain some elements of the view that produced such arrogant statement’s as Rutherford‘s claim […]
Yes 2 Renewables welcomes the Victorian Premier’s official endorsement of the Macarthur wind farm today. Premier Napthine’s attendance at the opening of Australia’s largest wind farm signals a shift on wind energy. We welcome the new Premier’s enthusiasm for wind farms. We hope his endorsement of one of Australia’s largest wind farms heralds a shift […]
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 […]
New research by the Victorian Greens demolishes claims made by anti-wind farm activists that wind farms result in decreased property value. Anti-wind activists claim wind farms reduce property values. The research conducted by Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber shows, once again, that the claim is not supported by evidence. The claim that wind farms reduce property […]