Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that renewable energy rockstar Simon Corbell will take up a key role as Victoria’s first Renewable Energy Advocate at a community solar farm in Woodend today. Friends of the Earth welcome the appointment, saying the … Continue reading Renewables rockstar Simon Corbell announced as Vic’s first Renewable Energy Advocate

Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

  The Andrews government has given the green light to the Murra Warra wind farm near Horsham–a move that will create hundreds of regional jobs and power 250,000 Victorian homes with clean energy. But will the Matthew Guy opposition support … Continue reading Green light for wind jobs in regional Vic: Will they gain opposition backing?

Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

The Matthew Guy opposition has voted against Andrews government legislation to secure a fair price for solar power in Victoria. Friends of the Earth, the group that lead the community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, has slammed the … Continue reading Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

Bright future for Community Wind Farms as Vic Govt launches discussion paper

In our last community energy blog we asked “Can Victoria become the community powered state?” With the Victorian Parliament’s Community Energy Inquiry underway, we’re now taking a look at the other ways the Victorian government is engaging with community energy. … Continue reading Bright future for Community Wind Farms as Vic Govt launches discussion paper

More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

In a sign of how the upcoming Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) can benefit the state’s manufacturing industry through greater local content, Australia’s top wind manufacturer yesterday announced it will put on  50 new workers at the Keppel Prince wind tower … Continue reading More wind workers in Portland shows local manufacturers ready for #VRET

Moorabool Environment Group supports new wind farms, clean energy

Moorabool shire, located between Ballarat and Melton, can look forward to more clean energy as new wind farms step closer to construction, Moorabool Environment Group president Ben Courtice explains. Wind farm developer WestWind Energy are seeking to update a 2009 … Continue reading Moorabool Environment Group supports new wind farms, clean energy

Victoria: Community powered state?

“The best kind of energy is renewable and the best kind of renewable energy is community owned” Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth “The secret is the ingenuity of communities coming up with their own solutions” Kate Auty, Strathbogie Voices … Continue reading Victoria: Community powered state?

SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

Yes 2 Renewables called a snap rally to defend renewables outside COAG so ministers could see the community are ready for renewable energy jobs, community power and practical action on climate change. Continue reading SNAP RALLY: Community members convene outside COAG to show Ministers their support for renewables

Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

Across the state, volunteers are helping their communities transition towards a fairer and more sustainable energy system as the Parliamentary inquiry into the benefits of community energy projects gets underway. Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy (WISE) in the Macedon Ranges is … Continue reading Macedon Ranges leads on Community Renewable Energy as #CommEnergyInquiry continues

Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets

  The Andrews government has kicked off energy policy reforms to clear the path for community-owned renewable energy projects, such as wind farms, with the release of a discussion paper on community owned renewables. Environment group Friends of the Earth … Continue reading Andrews govt kicks off energy reforms to help communities smash Victoria’s Renewable Energy Targets