Andrews govt commitment to Vic Renewable Energy Target welcome: Time for Abbott govt to remove roadblocks

MEDIA RELEASE: Andrews govt commitment to Vic Renewable Energy Target welcome: Time for Abbott govt to remove roadblocks  Friends of the Earth welcome the Andrews government’s commitment to reinstating a Victorian Renewable Energy Target. The organisation, representing thousands of Victorians, join the call for Prime … Continue reading Andrews govt commitment to Vic Renewable Energy Target welcome: Time for Abbott govt to remove roadblocks

RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

The Renewable Energy Target is the central plank of national renewable energy policy. The successful scheme is driving the transformation of Australia’s energy sector — creating jobs and investment across Australia while cutting the carbon emissions that cause global warming. … Continue reading RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

Voices from regional Vic: Wind farms bring many benefits

The Weekly Times reports there are “854 wind turbines worth $5 billion ready to be built in Victoria.” And voices from regional Victoria want those projects built to create jobs and investment in rural communities, and drought-proof income for farmers. Take … Continue reading Voices from regional Vic: Wind farms bring many benefits

RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

As Yes 2 Renewables coordinator, nothing fires me up more than job losses. Too many good people have been retrenched due to the Abbott government’s prolonged attack on the national Renewable Energy Target. People from welders and metal workers, to engineers and planning … Continue reading RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

RET Watch: Abbott govt looking in the wrong direction on energy

The Abbott government has become more isolated with its attack on renewables. AGL Energy’s Greenhouse Gas Policy, released on Friday 17 April, expresses the company’s commitment to invest in renewable energy and retire coal power plants. AGL’s greenhouse gas policy … Continue reading RET Watch: Abbott govt looking in the wrong direction on energy

RET WATCH: Moorabool Environment Group concerned by Abbott’s attack on renewables

As the policking around the Renewable Energy Target continues in Canberra, communities in regional Victoria are standing up for the scheme. The Moorabool Environment Group, based east of Ballarat, has joined citizens in central Victoria expressing concern over PM Tony Abbott’s attack on renewables. … Continue reading RET WATCH: Moorabool Environment Group concerned by Abbott’s attack on renewables

RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target

Yes 2 Renewables’ good friends in central Victoria, the BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group, have thrown their weight behind the national Renewable Energy Target as the Abbott government seeks a deal with crossbench senators to wind back the popular scheme. The following letter by BEAM … Continue reading RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target

RET WATCH: Target has big impact

Friends of the Earth’s campaigns coordinator, Cam Walker, has chimed in to the Renewable Energy Target debate with a letter published in The Border Mail. TONY Abbott says his government is “inching closer” to a deal on the renewable energy target “Renewed … Continue reading RET WATCH: Target has big impact

Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term

The wind industry in Victoria takes a much needed breath of fresh air as the anti-wind Coalition government steps down from power. The anti-wind veto laws, and the scrapping of the state’s renewable energy target will now have a better … Continue reading Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term