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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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Hepburn Wind Celebrates Pioneering Communities this Sunday Feb 26th

Just days after the Victorian Liberal party’s Shadow Minister Against Renewables David Southwick made a misguided pledge to axe the VRET, Victorian communities are celebrating the real leaders in renewable energy at Hepburn Wind’s community wind farm. The Daylesford event will be hosted at … Continue reading Hepburn Wind Celebrates Pioneering Communities this Sunday Feb 26th

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Silverton wind farm beats coal on price, will Matthew Guy back affordable energy, support VRET?

With AGL’s new 200MW Silverton wind farm in western NSW set to beat coal on price, will VIC opposition leader Matthew Guy support affordable energy by supporting the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET)? As reported in Reneweconomy by Jonathan Gifford, the Silverton wind farm will generate … Continue reading Silverton wind farm beats coal on price, will Matthew Guy back affordable energy, support VRET?

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

Friends of the Earth has called on PM Malcolm Turnbull to stop political attacks on state climate and energy policy leadership in an open letter hand-delivered to the PM’s Sydney office today. The open letter – signed by ACT Commissioner for Sustainability … Continue reading Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

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Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that renewable energy rockstar Simon Corbell will take up a key role as Victoria’s first Renewable Energy Advocate at a community solar farm in Woodend today. Friends of the Earth welcome the appointment, saying the … Continue reading Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

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Fed govt must stop attacks on state climate and energy leadership while Finkel review undertaken

National environment group Friends of the Earth has called on the Federal government to stop political attacks on state climate and energy policy leadership while the Finkel Review is undertaken. “State and territory governments have shown leadership on climate change and renewable energy … Continue reading Fed govt must stop attacks on state climate and energy leadership while Finkel review undertaken

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Voices from SA: CORENA leadership builds community power projects

South Australia is among a group of global leaders with a high proportion of renewable energy generation. Solar homes and wind farms will soon provide 50 percent of the state’s electricity needs. This renewable energy leadership is not limited to forward-looking governments … Continue reading Voices from SA: CORENA leadership builds community power projects

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Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

  The Andrews government has given the green light to the Murra Warra wind farm near Horsham–a move that will create hundreds of regional jobs and power 250,000 Victorian homes with clean energy. But will the Matthew Guy opposition support … Continue reading Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

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Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

As the federal parliament enters the final sitting week for 2016, former PM Tony Abbott has used an interview with Sky News to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position. In … Continue reading Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

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Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

The Matthew Guy opposition has voted against Andrews government legislation to secure a fair price for solar power in Victoria. Friends of the Earth, the group that lead the community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, has slammed the … Continue reading Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community