Families struggling on low incomes and the environment are beginning to benefit from an innovative crowdfunding campaign to install solar hot systems in housing supported by organisations such as the Father Bob Maguire Foundation, Aboriginal Housing Victoria and Common Equity … Continue reading Crowdfunding solar hot water for Aboriginal Housing Victoria
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
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?
A unique partnership between St Kilda Community Housing and The People’s Solar will result in job training opportunities for at least 80 of the 337 disadvantaged people housed by St Kilda Community Housing (SCH), as well as lower energy bills … Continue reading A solar beacon in an uncertain climate
Texas which is a leading state when it comes to wind energy is aiming for an ambitious solar, distributed energy plan. Arguments against solar tech in the state are becoming out dated as the technology becomes cheaper to utilities. This article was published … Continue reading Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals
This article originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here. Solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed throughout the United Kingdom has apparently reached 5 GW, according to NPD Solarbuzz, making the country just the sixth country to reach the … Continue reading UK Solar PV Capacity Reaches 5 GW
Victoria has got what it takes to grow and maintain a thriving renewable energy jobs sector, but government policy roadblocks are standing in its way, a packed forum of locals heard in Portland on Sunday.
Former Australian Liberal party leader, Dr John Hewson, kicked off the Renewable Energy & Jobs Forum. Dr Hewson said governments need to do much more than we’re doing today to address climate change. “There are enormous opportunities from a sensible response to climate change,” Dr Hewson stated, referring to the jobs that can be created by the growing renewable energy sector.
Speakers from Portland-based businesses that employ hundreds of locals told the packed audience that renewable energy is a key pillar of south west Victoria’s regional economy. Continue reading “Government policy threatens Victoria’s renewable energy jobs, forum told”
Now that’s a good question, especially with a state election fast approaching.
To get some answers, Yes 2 Renewables have partnered with our pals the Australian Wind Alliance and Portland community members to present the Renewable Energy & Jobs Forum – 2014. RSVP now to secure your seat > http://tiny.cc/PortlandForum
The renewable energy sector has created jobs and generated millions of dollars worth of investment in south west Victoria since 2000. However, uncertainty clouds the sector’s future.
Unreasonably restrictive planning laws, the absence of a state-based renewable energy plan and uncertainty surrounding the national Renewable Energy Target are putting investment and jobs at risk. Just last month, a wave energy project proposed for Portland was cancelled. Continue reading “Portland Renewable Energy & Jobs Forum announced”