Renewable energy like wind power is helping lower electricity prices. This post explains how.
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.
Victoria is going backwards under Ted Baillieu. Join the march at 1pm, Sunday 13 November, Parliament House. * Cattle trampling our national parks * New wind farms blocked and solar energy attacked * Co2 emissions target ignored * Endangered species habitat logged * New coal-fired power station approved * Anglesea coal mine continued * Green Wedges threatened * Westernport destruction fast-tracked.
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.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
6.00pm to 8.00pm
Basement theatre, The Spot, 198 Berkeley St, Carlton
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 [...]