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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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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?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces his ministery at Parliament House on September 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbot will be sworn in this week as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

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

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Solar thermal in Port Augusta Key Part of Securing SA’s Clean Energy Mix

Community-led campaign Repower Port Augusta has called on the South Australian and Federal governments to back plans to build solar thermal in Port Augusta following a new ACIL Allen report into energy security options for South Australia. The report, funded by … Continue reading Solar thermal in Port Augusta Key Part of Securing SA’s Clean Energy Mix

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Time for politicians to correct the record on renewables as meteorologists confirm storm caused blackout 

A newly released Bureau of Meteorology investigation has found seven tornadoes ripped through South Australia and damaged transmission lines on the day of a statewide blackout in September. “The loss of supply corresponded with a widespread outbreak of supercell thunderstorms … Continue reading Time for politicians to correct the record on renewables as meteorologists confirm storm caused blackout 

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New analysis: Solar with storage cheaper than the grid (implications for SA)

New analysis by leading energy consultant Bruce Mountain (CME) finds the combination of solar and battery storage can deliver cheaper power than the electricity grid. “A typical household in the suburbs of Adelaide can now meet its electrical needs with solar and … Continue reading New analysis: Solar with storage cheaper than the grid (implications for SA)

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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