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Environment Victoria response to ALP announcement of 50% renewable energy target for 2030

22 July 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes Federal Labor’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 – a significant and necessary increase from the 14% of electricity currently supplied by renewable energy.

Environment Victoria’s Safe Climate Campaign Manager Dr Nicholas Aberle today said:

“The ALP’s proposed policies on renewable energy and climate change are a welcome statement of ambition and stand in stark contrast to the position of the Abbott Government.

“A target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 will modernise our ageing and polluting electricity system and create...


Commonwealth governments this week failed communities suffering the burden of Australia’s air pollution


16 July 2015

Australia’s conservation councils have called on the state, territory and commonwealth environment...


Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten’s message to the Renewable Energy industry: “We want less clean energy jobs and investment”


24 June 2015

Environment Victoria has condemned last night’s slashing of the Federal Renewable Energy...


New Victorian coal licences a ticking time bomb for the climate and local landholders


17 June 2015

Environment Victoria has today revealed that four new Gippsland coal exploration licences have been issued by the Andrews Government.



Latest power station closures highlight need for planned phase-out


11 June 2015

The Victorian government urgently needs a plan for the orderly retirement of coal-fired power stations, following the surprise announcement that Alinta will close...


Buyback cap threatens rivers - and Howard's legacy


28 May 2015

The Abbott Government’s proposed legislation to cap water buybacks is a major threat to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and trashes John Howard’s legacy, says Environment Victoria.


Re-opened Hazelwood inquiry a chance for fresh start for the Latrobe Valley


26 May 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes the Terms of Reference for the re-opened Hazelwood Inquiry, released this morning, which put a major focus on ensuring Victoria...


Federal government in the way of state renewable energy targets


14 May 2015
The Andrews Government has written to the Federal Minister for Energy Ian Macfarlane to remove section 7c of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act...

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