Increase to Vic Renewable Energy Target passes first hurdle, sets out a decade of work in wind & solar

The increase to Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50% by 2030 passed the first hurdle this week, with the Andrews government’s bill successfully passing in the Victorian Lower House on Thursday afternoon. It’s a good step — with the … Continue reading Increase to Vic Renewable Energy Target passes first hurdle, sets out a decade of work in wind & solar

Attempts to bully the champions of renewable energy must end

For years, community champions of wind and solar power have been forced to listen to right-wing politicians and shock jocks like Tony Abbott, Craig “Dead Cat” Kelly, Scott Morrison, crooked Angus Taylor, Alan Jones and others that rant and rave … Continue reading Attempts to bully the champions of renewable energy must end

Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick from Feds

After months of delay by the federal Coalition, Australia‚Äôs first major offshore wind farm, the Star of the South Energy Project proposed off the South Gippsland coast, has received approval for an exploration licence. Energy Minister Angus Taylor has bowed … Continue reading Landmark Star of the South offshore wind farm gets first tick from Feds

Powerful Maritime Union backs Star of the South, urges Energy Minister to proceed with exploration license

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has backed Australia’s first major offshore wind project, Star of the South proposed off Victoria’s Gippsland coast, urging the federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor to sign off on the project’s exploration license. Answering questions … Continue reading Powerful Maritime Union backs Star of the South, urges Energy Minister to proceed with exploration license

Matthew Guy’s anti-VRET pledge causes pain for Lib MP Roma Britnell at Portland Candidates Forum

Matthew Guy’s misguided pledge to axe Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target has caused pain for sitting Liberal MP for South-West Coast Roma Britnell at a candidates forum on Portland’s Role in Victoria’s Energy Future at the Portland Angling Club last Thursday … Continue reading Matthew Guy’s anti-VRET pledge causes pain for Lib MP Roma Britnell at Portland Candidates Forum

From the Archive: Vic Liberals back wrong horse with anti-renewables pledge

*This opinion article was originally published on Monday 20th February at Renewreporter, which has since been discontinued. Just a week into the 2017 parliamentary year and the Victorian opposition leader has made an error that could relegate the Liberals to … Continue reading From the Archive: Vic Liberals back wrong horse with anti-renewables pledge

Momentum is building to power Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy

In 2014, The Age revealed that Melbourne’s metropolitan train network is Victoria’s second largest electricity user, and the state’s second largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why Yes 2 Renewables has kicked off our campaign to get Melbourne’s … Continue reading Momentum is building to power Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy