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
Pressure is building on the Morrison government to deliver on offshore wind, after Gippsland Nationals MP Darren Chester faced questions on QandA and regional climate groups raised the alarm on the climate crisis during the past fortnight. It raises the … Continue reading Pressure building for Offshore Wind. Can Angus Taylor deliver in 2020?
One of the claims we continue to see used by anti-wind campaigners in an attempt to turn people against wind farms is the claim that wind affects property prices — but what’s really going on with wind power and property … Continue reading What’s really going on with wind farms and property prices?
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
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
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
After years of disarray in national energy policy, Victoria is taking the lead on wind and solar power. And this leadership has put Victoria on the map for offshore wind. A recent report by the Clean Energy Regulator shows that … Continue reading Victoria: On the map for offshore wind
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
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
After the election of the backward Morrison government last month, the need for passionate, grassroots campaigns for renewable energy and climate jobs is now more important than ever. Here in Victoria, the Yes 2 Renewables collective is fighting for climate jobs … Continue reading We’re fighting for climate jobs
With Australia’s first offshore windfarm Star of the South capturing the community’s imagination, Yes 2 Renewables made a trip to the Latrobe Valley last week to get an update about the proposal and hear what people in the region think. … Continue reading Star of the South captures imagination in Latrobe Valley