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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

Offshore wind successes: Lessons from Denmark in creating climate jobs

With the game-changing Star of the South proposal in Victoria representing an opportunity to establish Australia’s very own offshore wind sector to act on climate change, it’s important we learn from leading jurisdictions about the key to successfully establishing the … Continue reading Offshore wind successes: Lessons from Denmark in creating climate jobs

Star of the South kicks off environmental approvals process, major step for offshore wind

National environment group Friends of the Earth have welcomed the referral of Australia’s first offshore wind farm the Star of the South project to state and federal planning and environment ministers, and says building renewable energy could be key to … Continue reading Star of the South kicks off environmental approvals process, major step for offshore wind

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