Energy retailers and coal/gas companies Origin Energy and Energy Australia (formerly TRUenergy) have been lobbying hard to water down or scrap Australia’s most effective renewable energy policy, the Renewable Energy Target. If you are with either of these energy retailers we suggest you switch to a more ethical company.
Originally published in newmatilda.com Solar power may soon be the cheapest way to power your home – and the rapid growth of the industry is making other energy providers nervous. Ben Eltham on the solar revolution. Few ordinary punters know who she is, but in renewable energy circles, she’s a rock star. Executive Secretary of global [...]
Right now over a hundred Australian Youth Climate Coalition volunteers are walking 325 kilometres from Port Augusta to Adelaide to show the government that Australia’s youth demands a future powered by renewable energy. They are walking for solar. While some of us aren’t fit or free enough to join the Walk for Solar, we do still care [...]
Over four weekends in March and April, volunteers from Darebin Climate Action Now (DCAN) and Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN) spoke to over 500 people from Reservoir, Preston, Northcote, Fairfield, Alphington and Clifton Hill about their views on the development and funding of large scale solar power in Australia.
We found overwhelming support (87%) for the construction of big solar in Australia.
During the prime ministership of John Howard, the term ‘greenhouse mafia’ was coined to describe the fossil fuel industry representatives who were so influential they were literally writing the Federal Government’s climate and energy policies. With Martin Ferguson as Labor’s Minister for Resources and Energy, it seems very little has changed. The Energy White Paper is a key example.
Come along to Yarra Climate Action Now’s launch of the national Big Solar Campaign. Saturday 3 March, 1-3pm **NOTE NEW INDOOR LOCATION** North Fitzroy Primary School – Corner of Fergie St and Alfred Cres, North Fitzroy. Just across the road from Edinburgh Gardens. We will be having a delicious picnic, a short presentation on [...]
Media release and photo from Yarra Climate Action Now and Darebin Climate Action Now for Tuesday 13 December’s action against Martin Ferguson’s pro-fossil fuel, pro-Uranium and anti-renewable energy views and actions.
Renewable energy like wind power is helping lower electricity prices. This post explains how.
Tell your MP you want big solar for Australia by sending him/her a specially designed card. Details in this post.
In Ted Baillieu’s Victoria, building a wind farm is almost impossible and the feed-in tariff for solar panels has been cut by over 50%. However, building a coal mine 800m from a primary school is OK, and if a mining company wants to dig for coal or drill for gas in your backyard, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Not only are Baillieu’s 19th Century energy policies costing jobs and damaging our economy, they will also result in higher electricity prices.