New report: 30% Vic renewable target by 2020, ambitious and achievable

A new Friends of the Earth report has found Victoria can hit an ambitious state Renewable Energy Target of 30 percent by 2020. The report, Making Victoria the Place to Be for Renewable Energy (PDF), comes as the Andrews government prepares to … Continue reading New report: 30% Vic renewable target by 2020, ambitious and achievable

The case for VRET ambition: Ararat wind farm creates jobs & drought-proof income

In mid-March, Yes 2 Renewables coordinator Leigh Ewbank joined Dylan McConnell of the University of Melbourne’s Energy Research Institute in a site tour of the Ararat wind farm. The trip coincided with the arrival of the massive 95-tonne transformer manufactured in … Continue reading The case for VRET ambition: Ararat wind farm creates jobs & drought-proof income

City of Melbourne leads with renewable energy ambition

In early March, Yes 2 Renewables visited Melbourne Town Hall to brief city councillors about our campaign for ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Targets. Melbourne emerged as a hub for the renewable energy sector in the early 2000s. The establishment of the national Renewable Energy … Continue reading City of Melbourne leads with renewable energy ambition

Renewable energy & efficiency start ups see opportunities on horizon

In March, Yes 2 Renewables jumped on the train to Brighton to meet Richard Martin, managing director of AEES Group–a renewable energy and efficiency company founded in 2014. We wanted to get the company’s take on the Andrews government’s forthcoming Renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy & efficiency start ups see opportunities on horizon

Woodend enters 100% renewable race with community solar project

Woodend has entered the race to 100 percent renewable energy with a 30-kilowatt community-owned solar project. The solar system atop the Black Forest Timbre Mill is an initiative of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group who are keenly aware of the … Continue reading Woodend enters 100% renewable race with community solar project

Victoria will build its own wind farms with ambitious renewables targets

Late November, Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio visited Ararat to turn the first sod on a new wind farm under construction thanks to the ACT’s ambitious Renewable Energy Targets. The following letter to the editor was published on the Ararat Advertiser: … Continue reading Victoria will build its own wind farms with ambitious renewables targets

Polling shows strong public support for renewable energy as Andrews govt finalises targets

A national poll commissioned by The Australia Institute shows strong public support for ambitious Renewable Energy Targets as the Andrews government finalises its Renewable Energy Action Plan. The Australia Institute polling finds 72 percent of Australians support the ACT government’s … Continue reading Polling shows strong public support for renewable energy as Andrews govt finalises targets

Ambitious VRET to create jobs in downtown Melbourne

When thinking of jobs in the renewable energy sector one often thinks of the electricians installing rooftop solar throughout the suburbs; the wind workers fabricating turbine towers in Portland; or the construction jobs that go along with building wind farms in regional Victoria. Yet … Continue reading Ambitious VRET to create jobs in downtown Melbourne

Ambitious VRET will make Vic the place to be for renewables

On Monday 16 November, the Yes 2 Renewables team hit the road to the Macedon Ranges region to visit the headquarters of WestWind Energy with Victorian government MP, Mary-Anne Thomas (a longstanding ally of renewables). We wanted to find out what led the firm … Continue reading Ambitious VRET will make Vic the place to be for renewables

Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets

On Tuesday 10 November, the Yes 2 Renewables team hit the road to Coonooer Bridge in the Loddon Shire, where a wind farm is under construction thanks to the ACT’s ambitious Renewable Energy Target of 90 percent by 2020. With … Continue reading Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets