Community members push back against fossil fuel scare campaign: Call for COAG to stand up for renewables

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: Strong community support for interim emissions reduction target as Vic govt prepares climate response

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

VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy

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

Melbourne bands rally to support renewables campaign w/ Old Bar fundraiser

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

Research finds unreliable, expensive gas cause of SA price spikes: Solar-thermal solution needed

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

Can Minister Frydenberg hit the reset button on national renewable energy policy?

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?

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