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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

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Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

Across the state, volunteers are helping their communities transition towards a fairer and more sustainable energy system as the Parliamentary inquiry into the benefits of community energy projects gets underway. Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy (WISE) in the Macedon Ranges is … Continue reading Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

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Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

  The Andrews government has kicked off energy policy reforms to clear the path for community-owned renewable energy projects, such as wind farms, with the release of a discussion paper on community owned renewables. Environment group Friends of the Earth … Continue reading Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

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Momentum builds for Port Augusta solar tower

Momentum for the country’s first solar thermal tower in Port Augusta is building, despite the fossil fuel sector’s recent attack on South Australia’s renewable energy leadership.  Testament to the success of the grassroots Repower Port Augusta campaign and the viability of the … Continue reading Momentum builds for Port Augusta solar tower

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Want communities to smash VIC’s Renewable Energy Targets? Tell the #CommEnergyInquiry today

After years of federal policy uncertainty caused instability in the renewable energy sector, the Daniel Andrews government has committed to renewable energy targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community members across Victoria have welcomed the initiative. … Continue reading Want communities to smash VIC’s Renewable Energy Targets? Tell the #CommEnergyInquiry today

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#VRET draws NZ’s Tilt Renewables to Melb creating jobs: will Matthew Guy back ambitious renewables targets?

With NZ wind company Tilt Renewables announcing it will move its regional HQ to Melbourne as Victoria gears up to meet ambitious renewables targets, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy can show leadership on renewable jobs & investment by backing the Victorian … Continue reading #VRET draws NZ’s Tilt Renewables to Melb creating jobs: will Matthew Guy back ambitious renewables targets?

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Time for Turnbull, Shorten to reject ARENA cuts

National environment group Friends of the Earth welcomes the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) announcement of support for 12 large-scale solar projects across Australia and says it’s time for the Turnbull government and opposition to reject proposed funding cuts. Leigh … Continue reading Time for Turnbull, Shorten to reject ARENA cuts

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SA Labor govt stands up to Feds to protect renewables, jobs. Will SA Liberals act?

Renewable energy is under attack again with the Turnbull government proposing to strip the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) of $1.3 billion worth of funds in the name of “budget repair.” South Australian Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis has slammed the Turnbull … Continue reading SA Labor govt stands up to Feds to protect renewables, jobs. Will SA Liberals act?

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ACT Libs back 100% renewables target: Will Matthew Guy lead by supporting VRET?

The ACT Liberal party has announced its backing for the territory’s Renewable Energy Target of 100 percent by 2020. The ACT Liberal party’s leadership shows ambitious renewable energy policies can win bipartisan support. The move sets an example for Victorian opposition leader … Continue reading ACT Libs back 100% renewables target: Will Matthew Guy lead by supporting VRET?

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COAG energy council meeting a missed opportunity to grow renewables: Vic holding firm on gas pressure

National environment group Friends of the Earth says the highly-anticipated meeting of the COAG Energy Council has missed an opportunity to deliver a plan for rolling out renewable energy. This afternoon’s statement comes after over 100 community members gathered in … Continue reading COAG energy council meeting a missed opportunity to grow renewables: Vic holding firm on gas pressure

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Community members push back against fossil fuel scare campaign: Call for COAG to stand up for renewables

Community members have gathered at the National Convention Centre this morning, the location of a highly anticipated COAG Energy Council meeting, to call on state and federal ministers to stand up to fossil fuel bullies and grow renewables. “Communities are … Continue reading Community members push back against fossil fuel scare campaign: Call for COAG to stand up for renewables