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

Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

This Opinion piece is by David Clarke. For further information: http://ramblingsdc.net/.  On Sunday 1st March, Clean-up Australia Day, we saw our Prime Minister Tony Abbott picking up rubbish.  I wonder how much he picked up?  Let’s be generous and suppose that … Continue reading Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

Life After Coal: US Economist Speaks

Bob Massie is the outgoing President and CEO of the New Economy Coalition, whose mission is to support a just transition to a new economy that enables both thriving communities and ecological health. He has degrees from Princeton and Yale … Continue reading Life After Coal: US Economist Speaks

Clean Energy is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple, Google

Corporate giants like Apple, have been heavily investing in renewable energy projects. This is now not only seen to be a financially sound move, but a major public relations activity.  This article originally featured at The Energy Collective. It can … Continue reading Clean Energy is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple, Google

Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan

Under a new plan by the NSW Greens, consumers of electricity will get a chance to buy and sell clean energy in an attempt to hasten the transition to renewables. The launch of the plan came as the NSW Premier stated … Continue reading Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan

6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

We are reaching an age that many skeptics dismissed as an energy fantasy. But the reality is in the data, mostly all renewable sources are getting cheaper, more competitive without subsides, and becoming the most viable option for our energy … Continue reading 6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

Historic Goldfields School Strikes Gold

Historic Chewton Primary School struck solar gold with the completion of fundraising for a 4kW solar system.  The Chewton project is the third for The People’s Solar, a community-based approach that “crowd-sources” tax deductible donations to pay for solar panels … Continue reading Historic Goldfields School Strikes Gold