Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

The Governor of California Jerry Brown has announced that the state will continue to be a leader in renewables, with a pledge to derive a full 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. A similar pledge would help … Continue reading Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

The federal political stand off on the RET is coming to a head with Senator Lambie and Greg Hunt meeting this Thursday. Lambie wants a compromise to revive the stagnated renewable industry in Tasmainia. This article was from the Climate … Continue reading Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term

The wind industry in Victoria takes a much needed breath of fresh air as the anti-wind Coalition government steps down from power. The anti-wind veto laws, and the scrapping of the state’s renewable energy target will now have a better … Continue reading Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term

Yackandandah launches a new energy future

A  Victorian town is taking the lead in reducing its own carbon emissions by announcing that it will attempt to go 100% renewable by 2022.  In what would be a first for the Australian energy market, the historic Victorian town … Continue reading Yackandandah launches a new energy future

Vic voters support renewables: poll

VICTORIANS want more investment in renewable energy, a poll commissioned by an activist group has found. This article was found in The Australian. It can be found here. Victorians want more investment in renewable energy, a poll by an activist … Continue reading Vic voters support renewables: poll

Melbourne councils band together to buy 100GWh of clean energy direct

Three Melbourne Councils have come together to bypass the restrictive state and federal renewable policies and kickstart a dialogue with clean energy providers. The plan is to identify renewable projects that have been halted by uncertainty and reinstall confidence in … Continue reading Melbourne councils band together to buy 100GWh of clean energy direct

Australia is losing ground as the climate policy race gains pace

Newly surfaced global efforts to combat climate change are a stark reminder that Australia’s minimal direct action policies may not be enough to produce deep cuts to emissions. China installed more renewable energy capacity than fossil fuel or nuclear in 2013 … Continue reading Australia is losing ground as the climate policy race gains pace

Hepburn Wind to host community festival of art, music and food

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon.

Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coalition 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 laws have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal.

The community have shrugged off these overarching restrictions and are advocating to give wind a fair go. The community-owned Hepburn Wind farm are hosting a festival: Sleep Under the Stars, which is a celebration of renewable energy and a demonstration of support the community has for clean energy technology.

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A record growth in electricity sector emissions

A embarrassing growth in electricity sector emissions has been seen since the repeal of the carbon tax about 100 days ago. This growth has come off the back of serious emissions reduction efforts over the last few years, and is a … Continue reading A record growth in electricity sector emissions

Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

With a government that is ideologically opposed to action on climate change, sparking a fresh debate on pricing carbon seems necessary as it could complement the Coalition’s direct action policies. Although if our major parties were serious about climate action, we … Continue reading Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading