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

Voices of Macedon: Renewables, surely the way

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: Renewables, surely the way

Election Watch: Where do Macedon candidates stand on renewable energy?

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 Election Watch: Where do Macedon candidates stand on renewable energy?

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

Napthine govt policies ‘shirtfront’ Vic renewable energy sector, costing jobs and investment

A new report released by the Climate Council shows Victoria has gone from a leader to a laggard when it comes to renewable energy. The Climate Council report, The Australian Renewable Energy Race, shows Victoria is lagging behind other Australian states. On … Continue reading Napthine govt policies ‘shirtfront’ Vic renewable energy sector, costing jobs and investment

Labor’s wind energy commitment a welcome first step to get back on track with renewables

Friends of the Earth welcome the Labor party’s commitment to ‘rip up’ the worst aspects of the Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws. “Labor’s announcement on wind energy is a welcome first step for getting Victoria back on track with renewable … Continue reading Labor’s wind energy commitment a welcome first step to get back on track with renewables

Voices of Macedon: Community consultation missing on key planning issues

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: Community consultation missing on key planning issues

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?

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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Election Watch: Will Labor lead on renewables?

“If not us, who? If not now, when? Today is the day for Victoria to assume its rightful place in leading the nation towards a sustainable energy future.” – The Hon. John Thwaites, second reading of the bill that created the … Continue reading Election Watch: Will Labor lead on renewables?