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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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More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

In a sign of how the upcoming Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) can benefit the state’s manufacturing industry through greater local content, Australia’s top wind manufacturer yesterday announced it will put on  50 new workers at the Keppel Prince wind tower … Continue reading More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

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Cleantech Manufacturing Jobs get boost in Geelong as Ford doors close

With Ford factory doors closing in Victoria last Friday, cleantech jobs in Geelong got a boost today with the Andrews government backing electric vehicle manufacturing alongside its ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Target. Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced $500,000 in funding for SEA Automotive … Continue reading Cleantech Manufacturing Jobs get boost in Geelong as Ford doors close

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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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VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy

The Andrews government has taken the first step towards it’s ambitious VRET plan, with state Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio opening the consultation process for Victoria’s Renewable Energy Auctions last Friday. Yes 2 Renewables spearheaded the Friends of the Earth campaign … Continue reading VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy

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“If you own a roof, it’s a complete no-brainer” Homeowners go solar while VIC awaits VRET decision

As Victoria finalises it’s policy on a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET),  homeowners are switching to solar in a sign they want greater ambition from our state government on transitioning to renewable energy. In a recent chat with Y2R’s Leigh … Continue reading “If you own a roof, it’s a complete no-brainer” Homeowners go solar while VIC awaits VRET decision

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Paris Climate Deal: States in poll position while Feds struggle with climate response

The Paris Conference has exceeded expectations by achieving universal agreement to limit global warming to 2C, and striving for a stronger target of 1.5C. The increased ambition on the international stage has implications for policymakers in Australia who must now … Continue reading Paris Climate Deal: States in poll position while Feds struggle with climate response

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Polling shows strong public support for renewable energy as Andrews govt finalises targets

A national poll commissioned by The Australia Institute shows strong public support for ambitious Renewable Energy Targets as the Andrews government finalises its Renewable Energy Action Plan. The Australia Institute polling finds 72 percent of Australians support the ACT government’s … Continue reading Polling shows strong public support for renewable energy as Andrews govt finalises targets