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

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

Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

PREMIER Daniel Andrews elected the Challicum Hills Wind Farm near Buangor on last week as the location to announce a plan to make Victoria the country’s leading state in renewable energy. Mr Andrews praised Ararat Rural City as the state’s … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan