Election Watch: Can Napthine be trusted on renewable energy?

Friends of the Earth question Premier Denis Napthine’s commitment to renewable energy as the federal RET negotiations stall and the Victorian election nears. Premier Denis Napthine has today entered the Renewable Energy Target debate, expressing disappointment about the breakdown in negotiations and calling … Continue reading Election Watch: Can Napthine be trusted on renewable energy?

Macedon community survey finds strong support for renewables, dumping anti-wind farm laws

Friends of the Earth have launched a Macedon Energy Futures Survey on the views voters in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon hold on the government’s anti-wind farm laws just weeks from the November 29 state election. The report was launched at … Continue reading Macedon community survey finds strong support for renewables, dumping anti-wind farm laws

Cracks appear in govt as Vic Liberal politicians question anti-wind policy

Victorian government MP, Andrew Katos, has publicly questioned the Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws just weeks out from the state election. The move signals growing tension amid Liberal ranks about the controversial policy. The Liberal MP for the marginal seat of South Barwon called for … Continue reading Cracks appear in govt as Vic Liberal politicians question anti-wind policy

Room for renewable energy commitments as Vic election campaign kicks off

Renewable energy is a mainstream issue as the Victorian election campaign officially begins. The writs have been signed and the state is now in caretaker mode. On the first day of the 2014 Victorian election campaign, it’s worth taking a look … Continue reading Room for renewable energy commitments as Vic election campaign kicks off

Voices of Macedon: Look close to home, Premier

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Look close to home, Premier

PollieWatch: Liberal candidate for Macedon flags exemption for community wind farms

Liberal candidate for the hotly-contested seat of Macedon, Donna Petrovich, has shifted her position on wind energy as a result of a community campaign. The move could signal a shift on wind energy policy from the Napthine government. Ms Petrovich has … Continue reading PollieWatch: Liberal candidate for Macedon flags exemption for community wind farms

Voices of Macedon: Debunking the doubters

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Debunking the doubters

Voices of Macedon: No consultation on wind farm ban

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: No consultation on wind farm ban

Victorian Renewable Energy Target now needed to save wind energy jobs

News that 100 Victorian wind workers have been sacked due the Coalition’s attack on renewable energy underscores the need for a state Renewable Energy Target. The job losses at Portland’s Keppel Prince Engineering occur in Premier Denis Napthine’s own electorate. … Continue reading Victorian Renewable Energy Target now needed to save wind energy jobs

Voices of Macedon: Dispelling wind turbine myths

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. The Coaltion’s anti-wind farm laws have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. They have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. The seat of Macedon … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Dispelling wind turbine myths