Just Transitions Speaking Tour with Bob Massie

350.org have organised a nation-wide Just Transitions speaking tour to take place in February. They are bringing out Bob Massie from the New Economy Coalition in the USA, with the tour being co-sponsored by Earthworker Cooperative. A ‘just transition’ means … Continue reading Just Transitions Speaking Tour with Bob Massie

Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is set to return in February 2015. But this time there’s something different. Is it possible that the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival has been affected by climate change? With 2014 likely to be, … Continue reading Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records

The UK and Germany have seen new heights in their domestic wind energy production. This growth, and continuing growth is strongly related to policy and regulatory decisions. If Australia followed suit with sensible energy policy, we could enjoy the same … Continue reading U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records

Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

The Governor of California Jerry Brown has announced that the state will continue to be a leader in renewables, with a pledge to derive a full 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. A similar pledge would help … Continue reading Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil

Distributed wind energy is starting to gain traction in many US cities, even while oil prices have been dropping. The multiple localised benefits of the technology cannot be ignored much longer.  This article was published in CleanTechnica. It can be … Continue reading Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil

Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

The federal political stand off on the RET is coming to a head with Senator Lambie and Greg Hunt meeting this Thursday. Lambie wants a compromise to revive the stagnated renewable industry in Tasmainia. This article was from the Climate … Continue reading Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term

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

Election Watch: Where do South Barwon candidates stand on renewable energy?

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?

Yackandandah launches a new energy future

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

Election Watch: Renewable energy a Vic Greens priority

In the last days of the 2014 Victorian election campaign, The Greens are sending a clear signal that renewable energy is a policy priority. Whether it’s the Labor party or Coalition who forms government, renewable energy will be squarely on the agenda. … Continue reading Election Watch: Renewable energy a Vic Greens priority