One of the claims we continue to see used by anti-wind campaigners in an attempt to turn people against wind farms is the claim that wind affects property prices — but what’s really going on with wind power and property … Continue reading What’s really going on with wind farms and property prices?
When it comes to renewable energy, community groups like Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) are out in front, setting their own ambitious target to hit 100% renewable energy by 2022. With National Volunteer week finishing up last week, Y2R celebrates the work … Continue reading Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah
With the federal Coalition continuing to dither on the issue of gas driving up energy prices, it’s community energy groups like Positive Charge that are leading the way, helping locals access affordable renewable energy – right on their rooftops. Positive Charge is … Continue reading Community leads on solar: Y2R talks to Positive Charge
Forget the Prime Minister’s fear-mongering about “death cults”… Tony Abbott is launching a new war… A WAR ON RENEWABLES! The Abbott government is sabotaging Australia’s energy future. Not content with cutting the national Renewable Energy Target by 20 per cent, … Continue reading 8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables
Earthworker is a community-led initiative to provide sustainable, wealth-creating jobs that empower local communities and provide clean energy solutions. Forging unlikely alliances between trade unionists, environmentalists and small manufacturers, the project is a powerful and positive endeavour to revitalise local … Continue reading Earthworker seeks investment as mutualisation starts at Eureka’s Future
Totally Renewable Yackandandah have secured funding for their efforts to turn the town’s electricity 100% renewable. The Daniel Andrews government’s commitment to establishing a Victorian Renewable Energy Target announced yesterday will further the potential of community efforts in our state. Indigo … Continue reading Steps towards a Totally Renewable Yackandandah
This piece is by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net I’m 69 now and look back fondly on my younger years when I could say I was proud to be Australian. With my country’s failure to do anything substantial … Continue reading Floating water-cooled solar power in South Australia
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 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?
The Australian and Senator John Madigan aren’t even pretending the current senate wind energy inquiry is impartial. Both have referred to the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines as an “inquisition.” Based on these statements and the way the first … Continue reading Senate wind “inquisition” nothing but a witch-hunt