Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

While the rudderless Turnbull government remains divided over energy and climate policy, analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that it is Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target that will secure the state’s energy future. The report shows Premier Daniel … Continue reading Victorian Renewable Energy Target vital to keep the lights on into the future

Silverton wind farm beats coal on price, will Matthew Guy back affordable energy, support VRET?

With AGL’s new 200MW Silverton wind farm in western NSW set to beat coal on price, will VIC opposition leader Matthew Guy support affordable energy by supporting the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET)? As reported in Reneweconomy by Jonathan Gifford, the Silverton wind farm will generate … Continue reading Silverton wind farm beats coal on price, will Matthew Guy back affordable energy, support VRET?

Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

  The Andrews government has given the green light to the Murra Warra wind farm near Horsham–a move that will create hundreds of regional jobs and power 250,000 Victorian homes with clean energy. But will the Matthew Guy opposition support … Continue reading Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

The Matthew Guy opposition has voted against Andrews government legislation to secure a fair price for solar power in Victoria. Friends of the Earth, the group that lead the community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, has slammed the … Continue reading Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

In a sign of how the upcoming Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) can benefit the state’s manufacturing industry through greater local content, Australia’s top wind manufacturer yesterday announced it will put on  50 new workers at the Keppel Prince wind tower … Continue reading More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

Victoria: Community powered state?

“The best kind of energy is renewable and the best kind of renewable energy is community owned” Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth “The secret is the ingenuity of communities coming up with their own solutions” Kate Auty, Strathbogie Voices … Continue reading Victoria: Community powered state?

Cleantech Manufacturing Jobs get boost in Geelong as Ford doors close

With Ford factory doors closing in Victoria last Friday, cleantech jobs in Geelong got a boost today with the Andrews government backing electric vehicle manufacturing alongside its ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Target. Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced $500,000 in funding for SEA Automotive … Continue reading Cleantech Manufacturing Jobs get boost in Geelong as Ford doors close

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

Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

Across the state, volunteers are helping their communities transition towards a fairer and more sustainable energy system as the Parliamentary inquiry into the benefits of community energy projects gets underway. Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy (WISE) in the Macedon Ranges is … Continue reading Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

  The Andrews government has kicked off energy policy reforms to clear the path for community-owned renewable energy projects, such as wind farms, with the release of a discussion paper on community owned renewables. Environment group Friends of the Earth … Continue reading Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets