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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

Investors confident of successful VRET vote as big renewable projects proposed

New solar and wind farm projects announced just days after state government’s Renewable Energy Jobs & Investment Bill 2017 passed the lower house demonstrates strong investor confidence in the Victorian Renewable Energy Target. As reported in the Australian Financial Review, Gisborne-based company … Continue reading Investors confident of successful VRET vote as big renewable projects proposed

Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

While the rudderless Turnbull government remains divided over energy and climate policy, analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that it is Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target that will secure the state’s energy future. The report shows Premier Daniel … Continue reading Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

When it comes to renewable energy, community groups like Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) are out in front, setting their own ambitious target to hit 100% renewable energy by 2022.  With National Volunteer week finishing up last week, Y2R celebrates the work … Continue reading Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

New polling: Renewables popular with Coalition voters, exposing gulf with Guy opposition

MEDIA RELEASE: April 10 2017 Polling finds renewables popular with Coalition voters, sign the Guy opposition should review climate and energy policies New polling commissioned by The Australia Institute exposes a gulf between the Victorian opposition’s climate change/energy policies and … Continue reading New polling: Renewables popular with Coalition voters, exposing gulf with Guy opposition

Expanded wind tower production in Portland shows Vic Renewable Energy Target already creating jobs

MEDIA RELEASE 10.03.2017: Expanded wind turbine production in Portland shows Vic Renewable Energy Target already creating jobs Friends of the Earth say expanded wind turbine tower production at Keppel Prince in Portland — Australia’s leading wind turbine tower maker – demonstrates that … Continue reading Expanded wind tower production in Portland shows Vic Renewable Energy Target already creating jobs

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

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?

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