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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

Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick from Feds

After months of delay by the federal Coalition, Australia’s first major offshore wind farm, the Star of the South Energy Project proposed off the South Gippsland coast, has received approval for an exploration licence. Energy Minister Angus Taylor has bowed … Continue reading Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick from Feds

Powerful Maritime Union backs Star of the South, urges Energy Minister to proceed with exploration license

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has backed Australia’s first major offshore wind project, Star of the South proposed off Victoria’s Gippsland coast, urging the federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor to sign off on the project’s exploration license. Answering questions … Continue reading Powerful Maritime Union backs Star of the South, urges Energy Minister to proceed with exploration license

Matthew Guy’s anti-VRET pledge causes pain for Lib MP Roma Britnell at Portland Candidates Forum

Matthew Guy’s misguided pledge to axe Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target has caused pain for sitting Liberal MP for South-West Coast Roma Britnell at a candidates forum on Portland’s Role in Victoria’s Energy Future at the Portland Angling Club last Thursday … Continue reading Matthew Guy’s anti-VRET pledge causes pain for Lib MP Roma Britnell at Portland Candidates Forum

From the Archive: Vic Liberals back wrong horse with anti-renewables pledge

*This opinion article was originally published on Monday 20th February at Renewreporter, which has since been discontinued. Just a week into the 2017 parliamentary year and the Victorian opposition leader has made an error that could relegate the Liberals to … Continue reading From the Archive: Vic Liberals back wrong horse with anti-renewables pledge

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