New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

Friends of the Earth welcome the Andrews government’s long-awaited announcement of a 100 megawatt renewable energy purchase, saying it’s a sign of bigger things to come. “The Andrews government’s support for two new wind farms is a welcome appetiser while … Continue reading New wind farms signal Vic renewables boom

David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

After a two-and-a-half year community campaign, the Andrews government announced Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Community groups, unions, industry, and renewable energy companies welcomed the initiative. Leadership from the states has … Continue reading David Southwick: Shadow minister FOR renewables?

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The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

After a community campaign that lasted two-and-a-half years, the Andrews government has committed to Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. In the year 2050, I’ll be 65 years old. Amazingly the wind … Continue reading The long road to VRET: FoE’s campaign for a Vic Renewable Energy Target

Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

GetUp! and SolarCitizens’ Homegrown Power Plan has been making headlines around Australia since its release in April. Which is no surprise considering one of its main findings that Australia will save money by shifting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Building … Continue reading Homegrown Power Plan outlines path to 100% renewables

City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

A City of Melbourne-led consortium is advertising a call for tenders for 110 gigawatt hours of renewable energy. The initiative is a welcome act of leadership as the Victorian government prepares to release it’s long-awaited Renewable Energy Action Plan. The consortium’s renewable energy … Continue reading City of Melb leads with renewable energy purchase, now it’s Spring St’s turn

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

New report: 30% Vic renewable target by 2020, ambitious and achievable

A new Friends of the Earth report has found Victoria can hit an ambitious state Renewable Energy Target of 30 percent by 2020. The report, Making Victoria the Place to Be for Renewable Energy (PDF), comes as the Andrews government prepares to … Continue reading New report: 30% Vic renewable target by 2020, ambitious and achievable

The case for VRET ambition: Ararat wind farm creates jobs & drought-proof income

In mid-March, Yes 2 Renewables coordinator Leigh Ewbank joined Dylan McConnell of the University of Melbourne’s Energy Research Institute in a site tour of the Ararat wind farm. The trip coincided with the arrival of the massive 95-tonne transformer manufactured in … Continue reading The case for VRET ambition: Ararat wind farm creates jobs & drought-proof income

Member for Melbourne backs VRET ambition

The community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target that has been building for more than two years is coming to a head. The Andrews government soon to release its Renewable Energy Action Plan which will set state targets for renewable energy and outline the policies … Continue reading Member for Melbourne backs VRET ambition

City of Melbourne leads with renewable energy ambition

In early March, Yes 2 Renewables visited Melbourne Town Hall to brief city councillors about our campaign for ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Targets. Melbourne emerged as a hub for the renewable energy sector in the early 2000s. The establishment of the national Renewable Energy … Continue reading City of Melbourne leads with renewable energy ambition