*This opinion article was originally published on Monday 20th February at Renewreporter, which has since been discontinued. Just a week into the 2017 parliamentary year and the Victorian opposition leader has made an error that could relegate the Liberals to … Continue reading From the Archive: Vic Liberals back wrong horse with anti-renewables pledge
Victorian Liberal MPs have a choice before them this weekend – will they side with the community and defend renewable energy jobs and drought-proof income for farmers? Or will they put ideology first? That’s the question that community members who … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Will Victorian Liberal MPs support workers & wind farmers?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?