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
A Victorian town is taking the lead in reducing its own carbon emissions by announcing that it will attempt to go 100% renewable by 2022. In what would be a first for the Australian energy market, the historic Victorian town … Continue reading Yackandandah launches a new energy future
VICTORIANS want more investment in renewable energy, a poll commissioned by an activist group has found. This article was found in The Australian. It can be found here. Victorians want more investment in renewable energy, a poll by an activist … Continue reading Vic voters support renewables: poll
Three Melbourne Councils have come together to bypass the restrictive state and federal renewable policies and kickstart a dialogue with clean energy providers. The plan is to identify renewable projects that have been halted by uncertainty and reinstall confidence in … Continue reading Melbourne councils band together to buy 100GWh of clean energy direct
Newly surfaced global efforts to combat climate change are a stark reminder that Australia’s minimal direct action policies may not be enough to produce deep cuts to emissions. China installed more renewable energy capacity than fossil fuel or nuclear in 2013 … Continue reading Australia is losing ground as the climate policy race gains pace
Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon.
Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coalition government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm laws have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal.
The community have shrugged off these overarching restrictions and are advocating to give wind a fair go. The community-owned Hepburn Wind farm are hosting a festival: Sleep Under the Stars, which is a celebration of renewable energy and a demonstration of support the community has for clean energy technology.
A embarrassing growth in electricity sector emissions has been seen since the repeal of the carbon tax about 100 days ago. This growth has come off the back of serious emissions reduction efforts over the last few years, and is a … Continue reading A record growth in electricity sector emissions
With a government that is ideologically opposed to action on climate change, sparking a fresh debate on pricing carbon seems necessary as it could complement the Coalition’s direct action policies. Although if our major parties were serious about climate action, we … Continue reading Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading
Mandating the use of fossil fuels for energy production seems to deeply contradict the ideals that many Victorian communities hold. Limiting the potential of clean energy production seems to be a world first as no other country has wound back a renewable energy target, as Ketan Joshi writes.
In recent months, I’ve found my phone, chirping incessantly to draw me from my slumber, packed early with 140-character-nuggets of really annoying or depressing news, hurling into my brain on the conveyor belt of snippets in the Twitter app.
Usually, things like “a politician finds wind farms “yucky” or “person says solar panels are only for rich people, despite all the data everywhere saying they’re”not” – things not advantageous for the future of renewable energy in Australia, essentially.
Lately, these nuggets of bad news have centered around Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. Continue reading “The World’s First Renewable Energy Limit: Why Our News Should Be Worse”
The discrediting of wind technology can come in all shapes and forms. From the treasurer, the PM and various conservative think tanks we often see a spin relating to the appearance productivity and overall safety of the technology. This piece is by Ketan Joshi. This article was originally published on Medium.com. The article was sourced here. You’re driving down a stretch of familiar highway and the road in front of you is framed by gently undulating landscape. As you weave past a familiar corner, a single set of rotating blades emerges over the hill. Your skin bristles as you watch a … Continue reading Australian energy policy – and what’s making it sick