Rokewood landowners & community members celebrate Global Wind Day as Golden Plains wind farm set for Geelong hearing

Last Friday the 15th of June, workers and community members across Victoria came together to celebrate wind power, and all the jobs, drought-proof income and action on climate change it represents. Members of Yes 2 Renewables hit the road to … Continue reading Rokewood landowners & community members celebrate Global Wind Day as Golden Plains wind farm set for Geelong hearing

Pollie Watch: Will Victorian Liberal MPs support workers & wind farmers?

Victorian Liberal MPs have a choice before them this weekend – will they side with the community and defend renewable energy jobs and drought-proof income for farmers? Or will they put ideology first? That’s the question that community members who … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Will Victorian Liberal MPs support workers & wind farmers?

Turnbull govt energy policy dealt another blow with VIC ruling out a scheme that undermines state climate & energy leadership

The Turnbull govt’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’–a policy that would prolong the use of gas and coal, and curtail renewables–has been dealt another serious blow. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio has confirmed Victoria will refuse to sign on to any national … Continue reading Turnbull govt energy policy dealt another blow with VIC ruling out a scheme that undermines state climate & energy leadership

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?