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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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SA renewables frame-up covers for fossil fuels electricity prices heist

Hysterical anti-renewable headlines aren’t necessarily a surprise from The Australian and other News Ltd publications. But the cynicism of the attack on South Australia’s renewable energy industry in their pages is still astonishing. The Australian on July 25 published Matthew … Continue reading SA renewables frame-up covers for fossil fuels electricity prices heist

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New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

Friends of the Earth welcome the Andrews government’s long-awaited announcement of a 100 megawatt renewable energy purchase, saying it’s a sign of bigger things to come. “The Andrews government’s support for two new wind farms is a welcome appetiser while … Continue reading New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

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Advocates welcome Vic Parliament inquiry into community-owned renewable energy

Friends of the Earth and community renewables advocate Embark have welcomed the surprise announcement of a Victorian Parliament inquiry into community-owned renewable energy. “The Victorian Parliament’s inquiry into community energy is very welcome and will allow all political parties to … Continue reading Advocates welcome Vic Parliament inquiry into community-owned renewable energy

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David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

After a two-and-a-half year community campaign, the Andrews government announced Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community groups, unions, industry, and renewable energy companies welcomed the initiative. Leadership from the states has … Continue reading David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

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Hepburn Wind farm inspiring communities to grow renewables

Hepburn Wind is becoming a tourist destination for communities who are embarking on their own renewable energy projects. Members of the Geelong Sustainability Group have visited Australia’s first community-owned wind farm this weekend on a fact finding mission on community … Continue reading Hepburn Wind farm inspiring communities to grow renewables

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Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

GetUp! and SolarCitizens’ Homegrown Power Plan has been making headlines around Australia since its release in April. Which is no surprise considering one of its main findings that Australia will save money by shifting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Building … Continue reading Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

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Solar battery storage in action: Y2R visit Greg Barber’s ‘powerwall’

By Beatka Provis Y2R members recently had the pleasure of seeing Greg Barber’s (MP) solar setup on a sunny Sunday afternoon. His household is the first in Victoria to have installed the Tesla Powerwall battery – a home battery system … Continue reading Solar battery storage in action: Y2R visit Greg Barber’s ‘powerwall’

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City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

A City of Melbourne-led consortium is advertising a call for tenders for 110 gigawatt hours of renewable energy. The initiative is a welcome act of leadership as the Victorian government prepares to release it’s long-awaited Renewable Energy Action Plan. The consortium’s renewable energy … Continue reading City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

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New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target

A new wind farm was opened in Victoria as the Andrews government prepares to release its Renewable Energy Action Plan, which will set Renewable Energy Targets for the state. Friends of the Earth welcomed the opening of the wind farm, which was … Continue reading New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target