Rapid improvements in wind, solar and energy storage are not only transforming the energy system, they are key to decarbonising the transport system too. In January 2017, the Victorian government announced Melbourne’s iconic trams will soon be solar powered, with … Continue reading The case for powering Melbourne’s trains with renewable energy
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Last month in Melbourne a panel of First Nations leaders from WA, NT, Queensland, NSW and Victoria as well as Canada shared stories of traditional sustainable practice and their vision for using renewables to achieve energy justice at this year’s Community Energy … Continue reading First Nations lead push for energy justice
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?
A tale of two energy ministers is emerging in Canberra. On the morning of Tuesday 29 November, Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg delivered the keynote address at the ANU Energy Update 2016. An important event for the country’s leading energy analysts … Continue reading A Tale of Two Ministers