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?
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
Community members have gathered at the National Convention Centre this morning, the location of a highly anticipated COAG Energy Council meeting, to call on state and federal ministers to stand up to fossil fuel bullies and grow renewables. “Communities are … Continue reading Community members push back against fossil fuel scare campaign: Call for COAG to stand up for renewables
Polling released today by Friends of the Earth shows there is strong support in the Victorian community for an ‘urgent’ transition away from coal to 100 percent renewable energy. The polling shows a large majority, 70 percent of respondents, believe … Continue reading Polling: Strong community support for interim emissions reduction target as Vic govt prepares climate response
Australia’s environment groups have united on the eve of the highly-anticipated COAG energy council meeting to send a message to state and federal ministers: Stand up to fossil fuel bullies and back a plan for 100% renewables. A coordinated attack … Continue reading Message to COAG: Stand up to fossil fuel bullies with 100% renewables plan
The Andrews government has taken the first step towards it’s ambitious VRET plan, with state Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio opening the consultation process for Victoria’s Renewable Energy Auctions last Friday. Yes 2 Renewables spearheaded the Friends of the Earth campaign … Continue reading VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy
Friends of the Earth’s community campaign, Yes 2 Renewables, have been rocking since 2010. And you’re invited to rock with us too at our Rock 4 Renewables fundraiser at The Old Bar on Sunday 14 August. Over the years we’ve been a champion … Continue reading Melbourne bands rally to support renewables campaign w/ Old Bar fundraiser
New research from the Climate Council has identified expensive and unreliable gas power as the key cause of recent electricity price spikes in South Australia. The Climate Council recommends large-scale and distributed energy storage to protect South Australian households from … Continue reading Research finds unreliable, expensive gas cause of SA price spikes: Solar-thermal solution needed
New Minister for Energy & Environment Josh Frydenberg has hit the ground running after years of poor policy choices by the Coalition. Yet Minister Frydenberg has his work cut out for him to regain the trust of the community and confidence … Continue reading Can Minister Frydenberg hit the reset button on national renewable energy policy?
New federal energy and environment minister Josh Frydenberg has indicated a significant shift in energy policy for the Coalition in the lead up to a COAG energy council meeting on August 19. Minister Freydenberg has said that more renewable energy … Continue reading Energy Minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas