After years of federal policy uncertainty caused instability in the renewable energy sector, the Daniel Andrews government has committed to renewable energy targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community members across Victoria have welcomed the initiative. … Continue reading Want communities to smash VIC’s Renewable Energy Targets? Tell the #CommEnergyInquiry today
With NZ wind company Tilt Renewables announcing it will move its regional HQ to Melbourne as Victoria gears up to meet ambitious renewables targets, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy can show leadership on renewable jobs & investment by backing the Victorian … Continue reading #VRET draws NZ’s Tilt Renewables to Melb creating jobs: will Matthew Guy back ambitious renewables targets?
The ACT Liberal party has announced its backing for the territory’s Renewable Energy Target of 100 percent by 2020. The ACT Liberal party’s leadership shows ambitious renewable energy policies can win bipartisan support. The move sets an example for Victorian opposition leader … Continue reading ACT Libs back 100% renewables target: Will Matthew Guy lead by supporting VRET?
National environment group Friends of the Earth says the highly-anticipated meeting of the COAG Energy Council has missed an opportunity to deliver a plan for rolling out renewable energy. This afternoon’s statement comes after over 100 community members gathered in … Continue reading COAG energy council meeting a missed opportunity to grow renewables: Vic holding firm on gas pressure
The Andrews government has taken the first step towards it’s ambitious VRET plan, with state Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio opening the consultation process for Victoria’s Renewable Energy Auctions last Friday. Yes 2 Renewables spearheaded the Friends of the Earth campaign … Continue reading VRET Auctions open for consultation: Best practise will prioritise jobs & community energy
“Our children will have jobs that don’t exist yet.” First spoken by Alvin Toffler in 1970 this quote still applies today. It certainly speaks to community group Voices of the Valley who are using it as the bold tagline for … Continue reading Latrobe Valley vision for a Just Transition
Friends of the Earth welcome the Andrews government’s long-awaited announcement of a 100 megawatt renewable energy purchase, saying it’s a sign of bigger things to come. “The Andrews government’s support for two new wind farms is a welcome appetiser while … Continue reading New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom
Friends of the Earth and community renewables advocate Embark have welcomed the surprise announcement of a Victorian Parliament inquiry into community-owned renewable energy. “The Victorian Parliament’s inquiry into community energy is very welcome and will allow all political parties to … Continue reading Advocates welcome Vic Parliament inquiry into community-owned renewable energy
After a two-and-a-half year community campaign, the Andrews government announced Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community groups, unions, industry, and renewable energy companies welcomed the initiative. Leadership from the states has … Continue reading David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?
After a community campaign that lasted two-and-a-half years, the Andrews government has committed to Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. In the year 2050, I’ll be 65 years old. Amazingly the wind … Continue reading The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target