VRET ambition needed to secure central Vic wind farm jobs & investment

On Friday 20 November, the Yes 2 Renewables team hit the road up the Hume highway to visit the site of an approved wind farm on the Cherry Tree Range, 15kms or so from Seymour. Members of community Strathbogie Voices and BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group joined … Continue reading VRET ambition needed to secure central Vic wind farm jobs & investment

Ambitious VRET will make Vic the place to be for renewables

On Monday 16 November, the Yes 2 Renewables team hit the road to the Macedon Ranges region to visit the headquarters of WestWind Energy with Victorian government MP, Mary-Anne Thomas (a longstanding ally of renewables). We wanted to find out what led the firm … Continue reading Ambitious VRET will make Vic the place to be for renewables

Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets

On Tuesday 10 November, the Yes 2 Renewables team hit the road to Coonooer Bridge in the Loddon Shire, where a wind farm is under construction thanks to the ACT’s ambitious Renewable Energy Target of 90 percent by 2020. With … Continue reading Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets

Renewables top list of preferred energy sources as Andrews govt finalises state targets

Research by the Climate Institute shows renewables continue to rise in popularity as the favourite energy choice of Australians as the Daniel Andrews government finalises Renewable Energy Targets for Victoria. Climate Institute’s 2015 ‘Climate of the Nation’ report into attitudes towards … Continue reading Renewables top list of preferred energy sources as Andrews govt finalises state targets

Voices from Geelong: Anticipation for ambitious VRET growing

While Malcolm Turnbull pulls rhetorical dance moves in an awkward defence of coal, Victoria is anticipating a new energy future. Yes 2 Renewables has commended the Andrews Government for its decision to adopt a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET), though question … Continue reading Voices from Geelong: Anticipation for ambitious VRET growing

Voices from regional Vic: Communities want frack-free Vic

For many Victorians, particularly those of us living in the inner-city or suburbs, it can be hard to fully understand the impact that living alongside unconventional gas can have. Communities of regional Victoria have become increasingly active and vocal in … Continue reading Voices from regional Vic: Communities want frack-free Vic

MEDIA RELEASE: Wind commissioner the stuff of satire

National environment group Friends of the Earth have branded the newly established wind commissioner role a joke: “The establishment of a wind commissioner is the stuff of satire,” said Friends of the Earth renewables spokesperson, Leigh Ewbank. While Federal government became a … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Wind commissioner the stuff of satire

Lord Deben backs renewable energy initiatives, will the Vic opposition?

The UK’s head climate advisor and former conservative member of the House of Lords, Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, has backed government initiatives to grow renewable energy at the All Energy conference in Melbourne. Support for renewable energy policies from a prominent conservative … Continue reading Lord Deben backs renewable energy initiatives, will the Vic opposition?

Surf Coast Council says higher Vic Renewable Energy Target is “bright policy”

The Surf Coast Shire Council has urged the Andrews government to lift the level of ambition for the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets. In its Renewable Energy Roadmap, the government committed to implement Victorian Renewable Energy Targets for 2020 and 2025–including the baseline … Continue reading Surf Coast Council says higher Vic Renewable Energy Target is “bright policy”

Premier welcomes China/Vic solar tech deal, strong state policies will create more jobs

Premier Daniel Andrews has welcomed a Victoria/China solar technology partnership during a trade mission to China that will create 200 jobs in the state. Friends of the Earth say the announcement is good news for renewable energy jobs in Victoria, and … Continue reading Premier welcomes China/Vic solar tech deal, strong state policies will create more jobs