SA renewables frame-up covers for fossil fuels electricity prices heist

Hysterical anti-renewable headlines aren’t necessarily a surprise from The Australian and other News Ltd publications. But the cynicism of the attack on South Australia’s renewable energy industry in their pages is still astonishing. The Australian on July 25 published Matthew … Continue reading SA renewables frame-up covers for fossil fuels electricity prices heist

Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

GetUp! and SolarCitizens’ Homegrown Power Plan has been making headlines around Australia since its release in April. Which is no surprise considering one of its main findings that Australia will save money by shifting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Building … Continue reading Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

Fed attacks on renewable energy underscores need for state leadership

Just a day after the new chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel called for Australia to accelerate the switch from polluting coal to clean renewable energy, it was revealed the Federal government has mounted another attack on renewables. It has allowed … Continue reading Fed attacks on renewable energy underscores need for state leadership

Paris Climate Deal: States in poll position while Feds struggle with climate response

The Paris Conference has exceeded expectations by achieving universal agreement to limit global warming to 2C, and striving for a stronger target of 1.5C. The increased ambition on the international stage has implications for policymakers in Australia who must now … Continue reading Paris Climate Deal: States in poll position while Feds struggle with climate response

Turnbull govt lifts CEFC wind farm ban: Friends of the Earth call for clean energy bank to be retained

At the weekend, Fairfax media revealed the Turnbull government had lifted the controversial wind farm investment ban imposed on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation under Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Friends of the Earth welcomed the decision to lift the wind … Continue reading Turnbull govt lifts CEFC wind farm ban: Friends of the Earth call for clean energy bank to be retained

MEDIA RELEASE: Wind commissioner the stuff of satire

National environment group Friends of the Earth have branded the newly established wind commissioner role a joke: “The establishment of a wind commissioner is the stuff of satire,” said Friends of the Earth renewables spokesperson, Leigh Ewbank. While Federal government became a … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Wind commissioner the stuff of satire

Voters back ALP’s 50% renewable goal, strengthens case for Vic target

New polling from Essential Research shows voters back the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to a national goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. Strong support for the ALP’s goal strengthens the case for leadership from the Andrews government in Victoria. The alternative … Continue reading Voters back ALP’s 50% renewable goal, strengthens case for Vic target

Senate wind inquiry a witch-hunt, radical recommendations must be ignored

Friends of the Earth have criticised the senate inquiry into wind energy, branding it a witch-hunt and part of an ongoing campaign to demonise the technology (final report available here). “You didn’t need a crystal ball to know the inquiry was going to demonise … Continue reading Senate wind inquiry a witch-hunt, radical recommendations must be ignored