Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is set to return in February 2015. But this time there’s something different. Is it possible that the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival has been affected by climate change? With 2014 likely to be, … Continue reading Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records

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

Time for Victorian govt leadership on renewables

Victoria’s renewable energy sector is on the ropes. Despite the welcome commitment of Victorian Labor to repeal the previous state government’s anti-wind farm laws, the Abbott government is retarding the sector with its persistent efforts to weaken the national Renewable Energy Target. … Continue reading Time for Victorian govt leadership on renewables

Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

The Governor of California Jerry Brown has announced that the state will continue to be a leader in renewables, with a pledge to derive a full 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. A similar pledge would help … Continue reading Jerry Brown’s bold climate pledge: California to go 50 percent renewable in just 15 years

Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil

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

Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

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

Victoria ‘anti-wind’ laws set for repeal as Coalition turfed after one term

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

Friends of the Earth welcome new Vic Climate Change and Energy Ministers

Friends of the Earth welcome the appointment of Lily D’Ambrosio as Victoria’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources and Lisa Neville as Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. “New energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio understands the challenges facing renewable energy … Continue reading Friends of the Earth welcome new Vic Climate Change and Energy Ministers

Yackandandah launches a new energy future

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