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The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

After a community campaign that lasted two-and-a-half years, the Andrews government has committed to Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. In the year 2050, I’ll be 65 years old. Amazingly the wind … Continue reading The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

Momentum is building to power Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy

In 2014, The Age revealed that Melbourne’s metropolitan train network is Victoria’s second largest electricity user, and the state’s second largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why Yes 2 Renewables has kicked off our campaign to get Melbourne’s … Continue reading Momentum is building to power Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy

Y2R chats to Robbie from Rokewood about renewable energy & Golden Plains wind farm proposal

On Friday the 15th June, members of Yes 2 Renewables paid a visit to the Victorian township of Rokewood to celebrate Global Wind Day with landholders and residents at the local solar-powered pub. We took the chance to have a … Continue reading Y2R chats to Robbie from Rokewood about renewable energy & Golden Plains wind farm proposal

Rokewood landowners & community members celebrate Global Wind Day as Golden Plains wind farm set for Geelong hearing

Last Friday the 15th of June, workers and community members across Victoria came together to celebrate wind power, and all the jobs, drought-proof income and action on climate change it represents. Members of Yes 2 Renewables hit the road to … Continue reading Rokewood landowners & community members celebrate Global Wind Day as Golden Plains wind farm set for Geelong hearing

Pollie Watch: Will Victorian Liberal MPs support workers & wind farmers?

Victorian Liberal MPs have a choice before them this weekend – will they side with the community and defend renewable energy jobs and drought-proof income for farmers? Or will they put ideology first? That’s the question that community members who … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Will Victorian Liberal MPs support workers & wind farmers?

Turnbull govt energy policy dealt another blow with VIC ruling out a scheme that undermines state climate & energy leadership

The Turnbull govt’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’–a policy that would prolong the use of gas and coal, and curtail renewables–has been dealt another serious blow. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio has confirmed Victoria will refuse to sign on to any national … Continue reading Turnbull govt energy policy dealt another blow with VIC ruling out a scheme that undermines state climate & energy leadership

Investors confident of successful VRET vote as big renewable projects proposed

New solar and wind farm projects announced just days after state government’s Renewable Energy Jobs & Investment Bill 2017 passed the lower house demonstrates strong investor confidence in the Victorian Renewable Energy Target. As reported in the Australian Financial Review, Gisborne-based company … Continue reading Investors confident of successful VRET vote as big renewable projects proposed

Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

While the rudderless Turnbull government remains divided over energy and climate policy, analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that it is Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target that will secure the state’s energy future. The report shows Premier Daniel … Continue reading Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

When it comes to renewable energy, community groups like Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) are out in front, setting their own ambitious target to hit 100% renewable energy by 2022.  With National Volunteer week finishing up last week, Y2R celebrates the work … Continue reading Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah