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FoE launches the RET Road Trip

Today, FoE's Yes 2 Renewables campaign will launch its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Hepburn Wind farm—the birthplace of community energy in Australia.

The visit to the Hepburn Wind farm is the first stop of an 11-week road trip to get a real understanding of the impact the Renewable Energy Target has on Victorian communities.

We’re visiting places that have benefitted from renewable energy projects or experienced the impacts of fossil fuel pollution.

New report: Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws cost Victoria jobs and rob regions of investment

Friends of the Earth (FoE) have released a new report detailing the economic and environmental costs of Ted Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws to Victoria.

The analysis shows that anti-wind farm laws introduced by former Premier Ted Baillieu has hit the wind energy sector hard, costing jobs and investment opportunities for regional Victoria.

Check here to download the report.


NSW government capitulates to anti-wind fringe

Media release March 20, 2014

The NSW Government has capitulated to anti-wind farm fringe groups by re-opening the development application process for previously approved wind farm projects.

The Victorian government wants a coal export industry

So, where should we build the next coal mine?

In spite of the disastrous fire that raged for weeks in a coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, the state government has refused to rule out its long held plan to greatly expand coal mining in Victoria.

Will the Liberals Kill Wind Energy Investment, Jobs?

MEDIA RELEASE - 12 March 2014

South Australia is a national leader when it comes to renewable energy. Wind energy and more recently roof top solar has boomed in the state.  

A warning from Wyoming

John Fenton is a farmer from Pavillion, Wyoming, who has been living with pollution of ground water and air, and a range of other impacts from the gas industry.

John featured in the Gasland film.

No surprise in NHMRC review… Wind energy is clean and safe

MEDIA RELEASE. Friends of the Earth

The National Health and Medical Research Council has released its long-awaited review into wind farms and health.

The review finds no conclusive evidence linking wind farms to ill health affects.

“The NHMRC review shows, once again, that wind farms are clean and safe,” said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth’s renewable energy spokesperson.

“These findings are consistent with previous research, so should be of no surprise to anyone.”

Abbott RET Review puts ideology ahead of good policy

MEDIA RELEASE - 17 Feb 2014

The Abbott government's Renewable Energy Target Review, announced this afternoon, shows once again that this government puts ideology ahead of good policy.

"Tony Abbott's choice of panel members shows once again that this government puts ideology before good policy," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth energy spokesperson.

The appointment of climate change denier Dick Warburton to head the review panel is a troubling sign for the Australian renewable energy sector.

Natural disasters cost Victoria almost $20 billion over 10 years

Friends of the Earth media release. January 30, 2014

A research report released today by environment group Friends of the Earth shows that the financial cost to governments and the community in Victoria from natural disasters was $19.937 billion dollars over a ten year period from 2003 to 2013.

Rally to save Bulga from mining

12:30pm 19th December

  • Singleton

Rio Tinto and the NSW Government are colluding to try and sneak through a new expansion of the Warkworth open-cut coal mine, next to the village of Bulga in the Hunter Valley.


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