Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

Community owned renewable energy is a great way to produce local jobs and profits, have action on global warming and increase social cohesion. Thousands of Australian’s could potentially own and benefit from community renewable energy opportunities, although our full potential in this arena has … Continue reading Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables

Forget the Prime Minister’s fear-mongering about “death cults”…  Tony Abbott is launching a new war… A WAR ON RENEWABLES! The Abbott government is sabotaging Australia’s energy future. Not content with cutting the national Renewable Energy Target by 20 per cent, … Continue reading 8 Best Responses to Abbott’s War on Renewables

Steps towards a Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Totally Renewable Yackandandah have secured funding for their efforts to turn the town’s electricity 100% renewable. The Daniel Andrews government’s commitment to establishing a Victorian Renewable Energy Target announced yesterday will further the potential of community efforts in our state. Indigo … Continue reading Steps towards a Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

This piece is by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There have been many reviews of the available evidence by the world’s public health bodies and studies published in health science journals. Not one of these has concluded that wind turbines … Continue reading Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

Opinion piece by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There are some selfish reasons to leave the electricity grid, and a very good altruistic reason to stay connected. Recently there has been much speculation about the option of going off-grid; … Continue reading Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

PREMIER Daniel Andrews elected the Challicum Hills Wind Farm near Buangor on last week as the location to announce a plan to make Victoria the country’s leading state in renewable energy. Mr Andrews praised Ararat Rural City as the state’s … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

If you want something done, do it yourself. Coffs Harbour’s Mayor has pledged to go 100% renewables by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable usage by Council to 50% by 2025. Yet another town joining the pledge and being a … Continue reading Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

Is The RET Responsible For The Decline Of Australian Manufacturing? > Check The Facts

With industries such as manufacturing already facing the uncertain pressures of a globalised world, narrow minded pollies often like to use the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a scapegoat over exploring more complex pressures on industry.

The original article was published in Facts Fight Back. The article can be found here.

Is the RET responsible for the decline of Australian manufacturing? > Check the facts

Who: “[The renewable energy target (RET)] has already put up power prices for industry to such an extent that manufacturers are shutting down and moving overseas.” Senator Ron Boswell.

The claim: Rising electricity prices due to the RET are an important contributing factor in the decline of manufacturing in Australia.

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