Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy (WISE)

WISE has been going for around 3 years, and was incorporated in 2009. We are committed to assisting the local Macedon Ranges community to take responsibility for their carbon future. WISE is the renewable energy arm of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group (MRSG), located at the Neighbourhood House, Forest Road, Woodend. WISE has several projects in train, including but not limited to community owned wind power, more affordable GreenPower and Biodiesel facilities. WISE has over 100 members, and is structured as follows: President: Bruce Mildenhall Secretary: Peter Hansford Technical Director: Barry Mann Economist: Alan Reid Treasurer: Kath Williams WISE has access to high level wind industry expertise through the recent joining of the core group by Terry Teoh, Executive Business Development Manager, Pacific Hydro.
State:
VIC
Postcode:
3442

Say YES to climate action!

05/06/2011 11:00 am

Across Australia on June 5 people will stand up and say YES to action on climate change a price on pollution!

At 11am (1pm in Brisbane, 1.30 in Canberra) on Sunday, June 5, we'll come together in every major city to show our support for action on climate change.

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In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.

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Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co

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The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf

Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables!  There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing  a national FiT insteadl!!

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