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 [...]
Tell your MP you want big solar for Australia by sending him/her a specially designed card. Details in this post.
We have until December 8 to send a picture submission to the expert review panel designing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Let’s ask them to build big baseload solar plants in the sunniest country in the world. Simple instructions to follow 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.
Originally published in ABC’s The Drum. By Andrew Bray As the shift to clean energy transforms the competitive landscape of the world economy, Australians face some very big decisions indeed. The cheap, fossil fuel-based energy that has been our economic trump card until now is starting to look more like a dud hand. So where [...]
Around forty people spent last Saturday afternoon doorknocking in Clifton Hill and North Fitzroy as part of the 100% Renewables campaign. Doorknocking happened in around 40 neighbourhoods and towns all over Australia capping off a few months of action, where ordinary people knocked on the doors of their neighbours and gathered 20,000 conversations about renewable [...]
The latest line from the big polluters and their supporters is that renewable energy is increasing energy costs for consumers. However, the evidence from countries with higher penetration of renewable energy than Australia, as well as recent studies, shows the opposite to be true.
In a profoundly short sighted and stupid move, the Gillard Labor Government has announced it wants to cut $495 million from solar energy programs to pay for the flood clean-up. Some of this money will go to rebuilding coal export infrastructure. Click on this post to sign the petition against this madness.
Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 3 Feb. Renewable energy is the fastest growing power source in the world, and already generates baseload electricity on the scale of utilities. Large solar thermal plants with heat storage can dispatch power around the clock every day of the week regardless of whether the sun is [...]
The Brumby State Government continues to support an ineffective solar feed-in tariff, that just won’t do the job to encourage the take-up of solar panels across the state. As was reported in The Age this week, the Minister for Coal Industry Profits, Peter Batchelor has said that if the amendments to the tariff put forward [...]