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
Friends of the Earth have criticised the senate inquiry into wind energy, branding it a witch-hunt and part of an ongoing campaign to demonise the technology (final report available here). “You didn’t need a crystal ball to know the inquiry was going to demonise … Continue reading Senate wind inquiry a witch-hunt, radical recommendations must be ignored
The Daniel Andrews’ government’s commitment to reinstate a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) has won the endorsement of The Standard newspaper. There’s a growing chorus of support for a VRET. The scheme can secure investment and create good jobs for communities in … Continue reading The Standard: Victorian RET is the way to go
A new Friends of the Earth analysis finds wind farms within 100 kilometres of the nation’s Parliament have delivered hundreds of jobs and millions worth of investment for communities, all while cutting pollution. Drawing on modeling from Sinclair Knight Merz … Continue reading New analysis reveals wind farm benefits as senate wind inquiry comes to Canberra
Earlier in April, The Weekly Times published an editorial on wind energy that covered the factors surrounding wind farms development, its beneficiaries, and detractors: Wind farm benefits and concerns must be considered VICTORIA enjoys an abundance of brown coal, which has provided cheap electrical … Continue reading Wind farm benefits, concerns, and resolution
The Australian and Senator John Madigan aren’t even pretending the current senate wind energy inquiry is impartial. Both have referred to the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines as an “inquisition.” Based on these statements and the way the first … Continue reading Senate wind “inquisition” nothing but a witch-hunt
Despite the fact that the Australian senate conducted an inquiry into wind energy in 2011, senators with a track record opposing wind farms (such as Sen. John Madigan), have established another inquiry into the technology. Unlike previous committee investigations where there was … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Make a submission to the Senate Inquiry on Wind Energy
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
The “people’s march” is part of a global mobilisation calling on political leaders to take action to address global warming. The Kyneton march coincided with a global gathering of heads of state at the United Nations in New York City. An estimated 30,000 people marched in Melbourne, with a massive 300,000 taking to the streets in Manhattan.
In a rousing speech, Friends of the Earth’s Yes 2 Renewables coordinator Leigh Ewbank urged people to take their concern for climate change to the polls and vote for renewable energy in the imminent Victorian election.
“The Coalition government axed the Victorian Climate Change Act, slashed solar incentives, and banned wind farms in the Macedon Ranges” said Leigh Ewbank.
“A vote for renewable energy on November 29 will encourage whoever is elected to actively support wind farms with majority community support and champion a state target for renewables.”
A campaign by Yes 2 Renewables, the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group and local community members calling on the government to dump its anti-wind farm laws has been gathering momentum. Continue reading “People’s March for Climate in Kyneton demonstrates huge support for renewables”
The article was originally posted at Renew Economy. View the original here. A wind farm installed in Victoria by New Zealand renewables giant Meridian Energy is now fully operational and connected to the grid, after all 64 turbines went live … Continue reading Mt Mercer 131MW Wind Farm Switched on in Victoria