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Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

The Matthew Guy opposition has voted against Andrews government legislation to secure a fair price for solar power in Victoria. Friends of the Earth, the group that lead the community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, has slammed the … Continue reading Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

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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

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SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

Yes 2 Renewables called a snap rally to defend renewables outside COAG so ministers could see the community are ready for renewable energy jobs, community power and practical action on climate change. Continue reading SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

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Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

  The Andrews government has kicked off energy policy reforms to clear the path for community-owned renewable energy projects, such as wind farms, with the release of a discussion paper on community owned renewables. Environment group Friends of the Earth … Continue reading Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

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VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy

The Andrews government has taken the first step towards it’s ambitious VRET plan, with state Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio opening the consultation process for Victoria’s Renewable Energy Auctions last Friday. Yes 2 Renewables spearheaded the Friends of the Earth campaign … Continue reading VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy

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New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

Friends of the Earth welcome the Andrews government’s long-awaited announcement of a 100 megawatt renewable energy purchase, saying it’s a sign of bigger things to come. “The Andrews government’s support for two new wind farms is a welcome appetiser while … Continue reading New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

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David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

After a two-and-a-half year community campaign, the Andrews government announced Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community groups, unions, industry, and renewable energy companies welcomed the initiative. Leadership from the states has … Continue reading David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

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The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

After a community campaign that lasted two-and-a-half years, the Andrews government has committed to Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. In the year 2050, I’ll be 65 years old. Amazingly the wind … Continue reading The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

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City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

A City of Melbourne-led consortium is advertising a call for tenders for 110 gigawatt hours of renewable energy. The initiative is a welcome act of leadership as the Victorian government prepares to release it’s long-awaited Renewable Energy Action Plan. The consortium’s renewable energy … Continue reading City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

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New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target

A new wind farm was opened in Victoria as the Andrews government prepares to release its Renewable Energy Action Plan, which will set Renewable Energy Targets for the state. Friends of the Earth welcomed the opening of the wind farm, which was … Continue reading New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target