The UK and Germany have seen new heights in their domestic wind energy production. This growth, and continuing growth is strongly related to policy and regulatory decisions. If Australia followed suit with sensible energy policy, we could enjoy the same … Continue reading U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records
The Japan Meteorological Agency has been the first of four major groups to release data relating to global average temperatures. The data is clear reminder to Australia that it’s current climate policy may be insufficient to curb these trends. This … Continue reading One for the record books: 2014 officially hottest year
Distributed wind energy is starting to gain traction in many US cities, even while oil prices have been dropping. The multiple localised benefits of the technology cannot be ignored much longer. This article was published in CleanTechnica. It can be … Continue reading Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Continue reading “Hepburn Wind to host community festival of art, music and food”
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