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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 builds for Australia’s first offshore wind proposal: consultation underway into Star of the South

While hundreds of thousands rallied for climate action across the country this September, momentum is building for Australia’s offshore wind proposal, with consultation underway into the Star of the South across Gippsland in Victoria. Over the past fortnight public information … Continue reading Momentum builds for Australia’s first offshore wind proposal: consultation underway into Star of the South

Increase to Vic Renewable Energy Target passes first hurdle, sets out a decade of work in wind & solar

The increase to Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50% by 2030 passed the first hurdle this week, with the Andrews government’s bill successfully passing in the Victorian Lower House on Thursday afternoon. It’s a good step — with the … Continue reading Increase to Vic Renewable Energy Target passes first hurdle, sets out a decade of work in wind & solar

Attempts to bully the champions of renewable energy must end

For years, community champions of wind and solar power have been forced to listen to right-wing politicians and shock jocks like Tony Abbott, Craig “Dead Cat” Kelly, Scott Morrison, crooked Angus Taylor, Alan Jones and others that rant and rave … Continue reading Attempts to bully the champions of renewable energy must end

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