#VRET draws NZ’s Tilt Renewables to Melb creating jobs: will Matthew Guy back ambitious renewables targets?

With NZ wind company Tilt Renewables announcing it will move its regional HQ to Melbourne as Victoria gears up to meet ambitious renewables targets, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy can show leadership on renewable jobs & investment by backing the Victorian … Continue reading #VRET draws NZ’s Tilt Renewables to Melb creating jobs: will Matthew Guy back ambitious renewables targets?

Pollie Watch: NSW Minister Pru Goward airs “bizarre” wind farm views

National environment group Friends of the Earth has branded NSW Assistant Health Minister Pru Goward’s comments on wind farms “bizarre.” The organisation has called on the NSW government to make a statement correcting the record on wind farms after Ms Goward … Continue reading Pollie Watch: NSW Minister Pru Goward airs “bizarre” wind farm views

Voices from Caulfield: Communities want Transition from Gas, Ambition on Renewables

Before the end of the year, the Andrews government will make a call on the level of ambition Victoria will commit to on renewables. Pressure has been mounting from all sectors of the community to ensure that Energy Minister Lily … Continue reading Voices from Caulfield: Communities want Transition from Gas, Ambition on Renewables

Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

This Opinion piece is by David Clarke. For further information: http://ramblingsdc.net/.  On Sunday 1st March, Clean-up Australia Day, we saw our Prime Minister Tony Abbott picking up rubbish.  I wonder how much he picked up?  Let’s be generous and suppose that … Continue reading Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan

Under a new plan by the NSW Greens, consumers of electricity will get a chance to buy and sell clean energy in an attempt to hasten the transition to renewables. The launch of the plan came as the NSW Premier stated … Continue reading Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan

In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power

This article was originally posted at Climate Progress. View the original article here.  The government of Queensland, Australia is just beginning to implement a new energy policythat changes the way businesses are charged for electricity, a policy that the solar … Continue reading In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power

RET Review Submissions – How The Numbers Stack Up

This article was originally posted at Energy Matters. View the original post here.  Out of 24,000 submissions received during the consultation process of the Renewable Energy Target review, far fewer than 1% called for a reduction in the RET. According … Continue reading RET Review Submissions – How The Numbers Stack Up

Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

This post originally posted at the Climate Spectator. View the original post here.  The Australian Financial Review’s Phil Coorey has gotten everyone running scared with his report today, ‘Abbott’s plan to axe the RET’. The suggestion is the government’s intention … Continue reading Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

Construction Set To Begin At Australia’s First Single-Axis Tracking Solar PV Project

This article originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here.  While Australia’s carbon policy seems to have hit a dead-end, good news from the renewable energy sector continues to pour in. The country will soon see construction begin … Continue reading Construction Set To Begin At Australia’s First Single-Axis Tracking Solar PV Project

Big savings from renewable energy target but consumers miss out

Originally posted at Eco-Business. View the original post here.  While Prime Minister Tony Abbott says renewable energy significantly increase electricity bills, a new study finds wind energy actually forced down wholesale power prices by more than $3.2 billion over six years – … Continue reading Big savings from renewable energy target but consumers miss out