Stories from Nth Victoria: Totally Renewable Yackandandah

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

8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables

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 seeks investment as mutualisation starts at Eureka’s Future

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

Steps towards a Totally Renewable Yackandandah

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

Floating water-cooled solar power in South Australia

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

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?

Senate wind “inquisition” nothing but a witch-hunt

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

Wind energy in southwest Victoria: A win for jobs, regional economies, and climate change

A new Friends of the Earth analysis finds wind energy has created jobs and delivered investment for south west Victorian communities, while making a strong contribution to cutting Australia’s carbon emissions. Drawing on modeling from Sinclair Knight Merz (now Jacobs),* … Continue reading Wind energy in southwest Victoria: A win for jobs, regional economies, and climate change