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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

Friends of the Earth has called on PM Malcolm Turnbull to stop political attacks on state climate and energy policy leadership in an open letter hand-delivered to the PM’s Sydney office today. The open letter – signed by ACT Commissioner for Sustainability … Continue reading Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

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Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that renewable energy rockstar Simon Corbell will take up a key role as Victoria’s first Renewable Energy Advocate at a community solar farm in Woodend today. Friends of the Earth welcome the appointment, saying the … Continue reading Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

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Fed govt must stop attacks on state climate and energy leadership while Finkel review undertaken

National environment group Friends of the Earth has called on the Federal government to stop political attacks on state climate and energy policy leadership while the Finkel Review is undertaken. “State and territory governments have shown leadership on climate change and renewable energy … Continue reading Fed govt must stop attacks on state climate and energy leadership while Finkel review undertaken

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Voices from SA: CORENA leadership builds community power projects

South Australia is among a group of global leaders with a high proportion of renewable energy generation. Solar homes and wind farms will soon provide 50 percent of the state’s electricity needs. This renewable energy leadership is not limited to forward-looking governments … Continue reading Voices from SA: CORENA leadership builds community power projects

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces his ministery at Parliament House on September 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbot will be sworn in this week as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

As the federal parliament enters the final sitting week for 2016, former PM Tony Abbott has used an interview with Sky News to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position. In … Continue reading Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

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Solar thermal in Port Augusta Key Part of Securing SA’s Clean Energy Mix

Community-led campaign Repower Port Augusta has called on the South Australian and Federal governments to back plans to build solar thermal in Port Augusta following a new ACIL Allen report into energy security options for South Australia. The report, funded by … Continue reading Solar thermal in Port Augusta Key Part of Securing SA’s Clean Energy Mix

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Time for politicians to correct the record on renewables as meteorologists confirm storm caused blackout 

A newly released Bureau of Meteorology investigation has found seven tornadoes ripped through South Australia and damaged transmission lines on the day of a statewide blackout in September. “The loss of supply corresponded with a widespread outbreak of supercell thunderstorms … Continue reading Time for politicians to correct the record on renewables as meteorologists confirm storm caused blackout 

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Momentum builds for Port Augusta solar tower

Momentum for the country’s first solar thermal tower in Port Augusta is building, despite the fossil fuel sector’s recent attack on South Australia’s renewable energy leadership.  Testament to the success of the grassroots Repower Port Augusta campaign and the viability of the … Continue reading Momentum builds for Port Augusta solar tower

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Time for Turnbull, Shorten to reject ARENA cuts

National environment group Friends of the Earth welcomes the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) announcement of support for 12 large-scale solar projects across Australia and says it’s time for the Turnbull government and opposition to reject proposed funding cuts. Leigh … Continue reading Time for Turnbull, Shorten to reject ARENA cuts