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Hepburn Wind Celebrates Pioneering Communities this Sunday Feb 26th

Just days after the Victorian Liberal party’s Shadow Minister Against Renewables David Southwick made a misguided pledge to axe the VRET, Victorian communities are celebrating the real leaders in renewable energy at Hepburn Wind’s community wind farm. The Daylesford event will be hosted at … Continue reading Hepburn Wind Celebrates Pioneering Communities this Sunday Feb 26th

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

Friends of the Earth has called on PM Malcolm Turnbull to stop political attacks on state climate and energy policy leadership in an open letter hand-delivered to the PM’s Sydney office today. The open letter – signed by ACT Commissioner for Sustainability … Continue reading Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull: Show leadership and stop attacks on renewable energy

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Moorabool Environment Group supports new wind farms, clean energy

Moorabool shire, located between Ballarat and Melton, can look forward to more clean energy as new wind farms step closer to construction, Moorabool Environment Group president Ben Courtice explains. Wind farm developer WestWind Energy are seeking to update a 2009 … Continue reading Moorabool Environment Group supports new wind farms, clean energy

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Research finds unreliable, expensive gas cause of SA price spikes: Solar-thermal solution needed

New research from the Climate Council has identified expensive and unreliable gas power as the key cause of recent electricity price spikes in South Australia. The Climate Council recommends large-scale and distributed energy storage to protect South Australian households from … Continue reading Research finds unreliable, expensive gas cause of SA price spikes: Solar-thermal solution needed

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Can Minister Frydenberg hit the reset button on national renewable energy policy?

New Minister for Energy & Environment Josh Frydenberg has hit the ground running after years of poor policy choices by the Coalition. Yet Minister Frydenberg has his work cut out for him to regain the trust of the community and confidence … Continue reading Can Minister Frydenberg hit the reset button on national renewable energy policy?

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New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target

A new wind farm was opened in Victoria as the Andrews government prepares to release its Renewable Energy Action Plan, which will set Renewable Energy Targets for the state. Friends of the Earth welcomed the opening of the wind farm, which was … Continue reading New wind farm opens in Victoria thanks to ACT’s Renewable Energy Target

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Fed attacks on renewable energy underscores need for state leadership

Just a day after the new chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel called for Australia to accelerate the switch from polluting coal to clean renewable energy, it was revealed the Federal government has mounted another attack on renewables. It has allowed … Continue reading Fed attacks on renewable energy underscores need for state leadership

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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

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Just Transitions Speaking Tour with Bob Massie

350.org have organised a nation-wide Just Transitions speaking tour to take place in February. They are bringing out Bob Massie from the New Economy Coalition in the USA, with the tour being co-sponsored by Earthworker Cooperative. A ‘just transition’ means … Continue reading Just Transitions Speaking Tour with Bob Massie

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Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is set to return in February 2015. But this time there’s something different. Is it possible that the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival has been affected by climate change? With 2014 likely to be, … Continue reading Macedon community announces sustainability festival!