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

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

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?

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

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

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