Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

This piece is by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There have been many reviews of the available evidence by the world’s public health bodies and studies published in health science journals. Not one of these has concluded that wind turbines … Continue reading Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

Opinion piece by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There are some selfish reasons to leave the electricity grid, and a very good altruistic reason to stay connected. Recently there has been much speculation about the option of going off-grid; … Continue reading Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

The Renewable Energy Target is the central plank of national renewable energy policy. The successful scheme is driving the transformation of Australia’s energy sector — creating jobs and investment across Australia while cutting the carbon emissions that cause global warming. … Continue reading RET Watch: Defend and extend renewables target

Voices from regional Vic: Wind farms bring many benefits

The Weekly Times reports there are “854 wind turbines worth $5 billion ready to be built in Victoria.” And voices from regional Victoria want those projects built to create jobs and investment in rural communities, and drought-proof income for farmers. Take … Continue reading Voices from regional Vic: Wind farms bring many benefits

RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

As Yes 2 Renewables coordinator, nothing fires me up more than job losses. Too many good people have been retrenched due to the Abbott government’s prolonged attack on the national Renewable Energy Target. People from welders and metal workers, to engineers and planning … Continue reading RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

PREMIER Daniel Andrews elected the Challicum Hills Wind Farm near Buangor on last week as the location to announce a plan to make Victoria the country’s leading state in renewable energy. Mr Andrews praised Ararat Rural City as the state’s … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

RET WATCH: Moorabool Environment Group concerned by Abbott’s attack on renewables

As the policking around the Renewable Energy Target continues in Canberra, communities in regional Victoria are standing up for the scheme. The Moorabool Environment Group, based east of Ballarat, has joined citizens in central Victoria expressing concern over PM Tony Abbott’s attack on renewables. … Continue reading RET WATCH: Moorabool Environment Group concerned by Abbott’s attack on renewables

Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

If you want something done, do it yourself. Coffs Harbour’s Mayor has pledged to go 100% renewables by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable usage by Council to 50% by 2025. Yet another town joining the pledge and being a … Continue reading Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

RET WATCH: Target has big impact

Friends of the Earth’s campaigns coordinator, Cam Walker, has chimed in to the Renewable Energy Target debate with a letter published in The Border Mail. TONY Abbott says his government is “inching closer” to a deal on the renewable energy target “Renewed … Continue reading RET WATCH: Target has big impact