Friends of the Earth welcome Premier Andrews delivering on the election promise to ‘rip up’ the worst aspects of the Coalition government’s anti-wind farm laws. “Labor’s announcement on wind energy is a good first step for getting Victoria back on track with renewable energy,” said Friends … Continue reading Andrews govt’s wind energy reforms “a good first step”
Victorian Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio Victorian Minister for Energy hosted an energy efficiency roundtable on Thursday March 12, as the Andrews government gears up to reshape state energy policy. Victorians have high hopes the Labor government will throw its weight behind … Continue reading Vic Labor govt prepares to reshape state energy policy
Friends of the Earth welcome the appointment of Lily D’Ambrosio as Victoria’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources and Lisa Neville as Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. “New energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio understands the challenges facing renewable energy … Continue reading Friends of the Earth welcome new Vic Climate Change and Energy Ministers
On Saturday November 29, Victoria goes to the polls. And thousands of Victorians across the state will vote for renewable energy. Yes 2 Renewables have prepared a simple policy scorecard to show where the major parties stand: Victorian Labor Party If the … Continue reading Yes 2 Renewables’ Vic election scorecard
Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the marginal seat of South Barwon—which stretches from the suburbs of Geelong, down to the Surf Coast and out to Moriac. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 killed off the Surf … Continue reading Election Watch: Where do South Barwon candidates stand on renewable energy?
Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion 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 … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Renewables, surely the way
Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion 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 … Continue reading Election Watch: Where do Macedon candidates stand on renewable energy?
A new report released by the Climate Council shows Victoria has gone from a leader to a laggard when it comes to renewable energy. The Climate Council report, The Australian Renewable Energy Race, shows Victoria is lagging behind other Australian states. On … Continue reading Napthine govt policies ‘shirtfront’ Vic renewable energy sector, costing jobs and investment
Friends of the Earth question Premier Denis Napthine’s commitment to renewable energy as the federal RET negotiations stall and the Victorian election nears. Premier Denis Napthine has today entered the Renewable Energy Target debate, expressing disappointment about the breakdown in negotiations and calling … Continue reading Election Watch: Can Napthine be trusted on renewable energy?
“If not us, who? If not now, when? Today is the day for Victoria to assume its rightful place in leading the nation towards a sustainable energy future.” – The Hon. John Thwaites, second reading of the bill that created the … Continue reading Election Watch: Will Labor lead on renewables?