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MEDIA RELEASE: CEFC gives momentum to renewable energy but work still to do: 100% Renewable Campaign

Community campaign, 100% Renewable, today welcomed progress on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from the Government, Greens and Independents but indicated that there is still much to do to deliver on a renewable energy future for Australia.

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Posted by Andrew Bray

 

A report from Dean Bridgfoot, 100% Organiser and member of Mount Alexander Sustainainability Group:

Thursday, Oct 6

I have just come back from a rally in front of the Capital Theatre in Bendigo to demonstrate community support for climate action while Tony Abbott held a invite only “community” forum inside.

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Posted by Andrew Bray

There's a bit of kite-flying going on in the coalition at present over the Renewable Energy Target. The renewables knockers in the Liberal and National parties are bringing out the ol' 'renewables are more expensive' stuck record and giving it a turn.

But the experience in South Australia shows that wind is keeping power prices down while cutting emissions at the same time. Here's a media release we put out, explaining the benefits.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Environment, health and community groups have gathered in Sydney today to discuss the future of wind energy in NSW. As electricity prices continue to rise for most NSW households, the groups have welcomed reports from South Australia that wind power is cutting pollution and lowering the wholesale market cost of electricity.

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Media release: Pass the real Clean Energy bills now, says 100% Renewable Energy

The 100% Renewable Energy campaign has today welcomed the introduction of the carbon price bills in parliament, but questioned the reasons for the delay on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency bills.

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Posted by Jill Dixon
From Group:

Over 700 people have now registered their interest in WarrandyteCAN's bulk buy energy deal.  We hope to drive much higher support for Green Energy investment from this lower price for gas and electricity in our community.  Anyone still interestered should register NOW at www.warrandytecan.com.au. 

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Posted by Andrew Bray

While the letters page of The Age may not be an accurate window to the soul of Victoria, it's not a bad  approximation.

Today's letters hand out a comprehensive shellacking to Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu for his unthought out anti-wind farm laws. 

Even The Age Editorial is issuing a Please Explain! 

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Posted by Andrew Bray

Last week it was NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell saying he wanted to shut down wind, now it looks like Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has actually managed to do it.

The Premier has been trying to work out how to implement his peculiar reforms to wind farms in Victoria since the last election and now, after many months of us thinking "surely he can't be foolish enough to do that", he's done it.

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Last Wednesday I found myself busily searching for an an internet cafe on Collins St, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

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Posted by Andrew Bray

Tony Windsor's done it again! When it comes to explaining to Canberra land what's possible with renewable energy and why we should have more of it in our country, Tony's one of the champs.

Have a listen to this report back from his trip to Spain to see the new baseload Gemmasolar solar thermal power plant with storage. He had a blast!

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