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

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

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

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 

SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

Yes 2 Renewables called a snap rally to defend renewables outside COAG so ministers could see the community are ready for renewable energy jobs, community power and practical action on climate change. Continue reading SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

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

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

SA Labor govt stands up to Feds to protect renewables, jobs. Will SA Liberals act?

Renewable energy is under attack again with the Turnbull government proposing to strip the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) of $1.3 billion worth of funds in the name of “budget repair.” South Australian Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis has slammed the Turnbull … Continue reading SA Labor govt stands up to Feds to protect renewables, jobs. Will SA Liberals act?

COAG energy council meeting a missed opportunity to grow renewables: Vic holding firm on gas pressure

National environment group Friends of the Earth says the highly-anticipated meeting of the COAG Energy Council has missed an opportunity to deliver a plan for rolling out renewable energy. This afternoon’s statement comes after over 100 community members gathered in … Continue reading COAG energy council meeting a missed opportunity to grow renewables: Vic holding firm on gas pressure