Election Watch: Will Labor lead on renewables?

“If not us, who? If not now, when? Today is the day for Victoria to assume its rightful place in leading the nation towards a sustainable energy future.” – The Hon. John Thwaites, second reading of the bill that created the … Continue reading Election Watch: Will Labor lead on renewables?

Macedon community survey finds strong support for renewables, dumping anti-wind farm laws

Friends of the Earth have launched a Macedon Energy Futures Survey on the views voters in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon hold on the government’s anti-wind farm laws just weeks from the November 29 state election. The report was launched at … Continue reading Macedon community survey finds strong support for renewables, dumping anti-wind farm laws

Cracks appear in govt as Vic Liberal politicians question anti-wind policy

Victorian government MP, Andrew Katos, has publicly questioned the Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws just weeks out from the state election. The move signals growing tension amid Liberal ranks about the controversial policy. The Liberal MP for the marginal seat of South Barwon called for … Continue reading Cracks appear in govt as Vic Liberal politicians question anti-wind policy

Room for renewable energy commitments as Vic election campaign kicks off

Renewable energy is a mainstream issue as the Victorian election campaign officially begins. The writs have been signed and the state is now in caretaker mode. On the first day of the 2014 Victorian election campaign, it’s worth taking a look … Continue reading Room for renewable energy commitments as Vic election campaign kicks off

PollieWatch: Liberal candidate for Macedon flags exemption for community wind farms

Liberal candidate for the hotly-contested seat of Macedon, Donna Petrovich, has shifted her position on wind energy as a result of a community campaign. The move could signal a shift on wind energy policy from the Napthine government. Ms Petrovich has … Continue reading PollieWatch: Liberal candidate for Macedon flags exemption for community wind farms

Voices of Macedon: Debunking the doubters

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Debunking the doubters

Voices of Macedon: No consultation on wind farm ban

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: No consultation on wind farm ban

Victorian Renewable Energy Target now needed to save wind energy jobs

News that 100 Victorian wind workers have been sacked due the Coalition’s attack on renewable energy underscores the need for a state Renewable Energy Target. The job losses at Portland’s Keppel Prince Engineering occur in Premier Denis Napthine’s own electorate. … Continue reading Victorian Renewable Energy Target now needed to save wind energy jobs

Voices of Macedon: Winds of change in the Macedon Ranges

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. The Coaltion’s anti-wind farm laws have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. They have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. The seat … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Winds of change in the Macedon Ranges

Red Tape Commissioner urged to investigate Napthine govt anti-wind laws

Friends of the Earth today hand delivered a submission to the Victorian Red Tape Commissioner calling for the Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws to be investigated. The Coalition introduced the world’s worst anti-wind farm laws in 2011. The laws ban … Continue reading Red Tape Commissioner urged to investigate Napthine govt anti-wind laws