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

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: 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

Voices of Macedon: Winds of change in the Macedon Ranges

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 … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Winds of change in the Macedon Ranges

Voices of Macedon: Hepburn shire residents reap the benefits of wind farm

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 was previously united by uniform planning laws that enabled community engagement in the … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Hepburn shire residents reap the benefits of wind farm

Voices of Macedon: Wind farm ban is “unfair”

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 was previously united by uniform planning laws that enabled community engagement in the … Continue reading Voices of Macedon: Wind farm ban is “unfair”

Napthine govt energy statement a missed opportunity for Victoria

The Victorian Coalition Government has today released its energy policy document, Victoria’s Energy Statement. The plan has drawn criticism from renewable energy advocates at Friends of the Earth. The government’s plan takes a “business as usual” approach that fails Victorians. The plan alludes to greater … Continue reading Napthine govt energy statement a missed opportunity for Victoria

Coalition anti-wind laws: A double standard on energy

Renewable energy has emerged as a mainstream issue in the contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by former Premier Ted Baillieu have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. In an electorate … Continue reading Coalition anti-wind laws: A double standard on energy