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Renewables Fightback: Building People Power

We all deserve an energy system that works for people and the planet.

But fear, misinformation and false solutions risk derailing the urgent renewables transition our communities need. 

You wouldn’t know it from politicians like Dutton, but Australians stand largely united against nuclear. With rising living costs and uncertainty we need leaders who will unite not divide us.

We can’t lose another decade by failing to invest in Austalia's abundant opportunity in renewables.

It’s time to fight back.

Communities across the country are stepping up and fighting for real renewables solutions. With Victorians well positioned to become world champions in wind and solar.

Join us for a one-hour volunteer Webinar in July.

Connect with passionate individuals across the state and learn about the Yes2Renewables Collective:

  • Hear from lead organisers and campaigners about the political state of play on renewable energy, climate and misinformation.
  • Learn how we plan to unite people around real renewables solutions.
  • Get an intro to our upcoming Energy Champions Leadership Program.
  • Find your place in our movement.

We have the solutions to meet the worsening climate, jobs, and energy crises we face.

Now it's time to speed up the people-powered renewables rollout Victoria needs.

No matter who you are, where you come from, or your level of experience, this event is your next step to joining the movement and taking action with us.

Accessibility: Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.

Together, we can steer our communities towards the opportunities of a clean energy economy.

Let’s make local voices heard.

Lead the charge for a just, people-powered renewables rollout across Victoria and beyond.

July 09, 2024 at 6:00pm
312 Smith St
Collingwood, VIC 3066
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Victoria's Offshore Wind Implementation Statement 2

The Victorian government has announced it's next steps towards creating the country's first offshore wind sector, releasing it's second Offshore Wind Implementation Statement and setting a goal to begin procurement by 2025. It's an incredible opportunity to scale up action on climate change, transition the energy system and create thousands of regional jobs.

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Narracan Election Live Blog: Where do Candidates Stand on Climate, Energy & Health?

The Narracan supplementary-election is fast approaching, with voting to conclcuding on Saturday 28th January, 2023. It's an important opportunity for the Narracan electorate in Gippsland to get to know and understand where each candidate stands on climate change, energy and health.

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Small town, big vision: Heyfield’s MyTown Microgrid

By Wendy Farmer, Gippsland Community Organiser

When it comes to renewable energy, the small community of Heyfield three hours east of Melbourne has big ambitions.

A little known fact about Heyfield is the community of one thousand homes has led the way in household solar with the highest installation of household solar per capita in Australia. In a recent poll in the local community, they found that: 83.8% would like to see Heyfield powered by 100% renewable energy. I was invited into Heyfield as the community discussed a feasibility study into a microgrid along with looking at a business model for the town.

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First Nations Clean Energy Network launch Ten Principles for Clean Energy

The opportunity of renewable energy should and can be available to all. But we know for many communities that affordable, secure and clean power is not yet a reality.

Members from Friends of the Earth were privileged to join an online webinar on the 30th November, 2022 for the launch of the First Nations Clean Energy Network's Ten Principles for Clean Energy Projects.

The First Nations Clean Energy Network (FNCEN) was formed to ensure First Nations People play a central role in Australia’s renewable energy transition, and to make sure this transition occurs fairly for First Nations people and communities.

The Ten Principles provide First Nations communities with guidance about how to engage with medium or large scale renewable energy projects proposed on or near their land and waters. According to the FNCEN, the Principles will also be helpful for all groups involved in developing renewable energy projects to make sure this happens in a collaborative and respectful way.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Landmark energy deal massive step forward for Vic renewable energy transition

Today the federal Albanese and Victorian Andrews governments have announced a landmark energy deal that will rapidly accelerate the state’s renewable energy transition and help kickstart offshore wind.

The $2.25 billion deal will finance the creation of six “renewable energy zones” to connect new wind and solar projects to the grid, including offshore wind off the coast of Gippsland.

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Offshore wind, hitting targets and just transition: A union agenda for a sustainable future

As the world grapples with the climate crisis, the need to transform our energy systems is only becoming more urgent. In Australia, unions have been at the centre of campaigns for a ‘just transition' to ensure this transition delivers good outcomes for workers and the community.

On the 16th of September 202, several unions, government representatives and environmental groups came together at the Victorian Trades Hall in Carlton for the conference Hitting Targets: A union agenda for a sustainable future. Yes2Renewables collective member Milly attended the conference, which covered key policy levers unions are using to shape the climate agenda.

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WATCH: What Australia's First Offshore Wind Zone means For Gippsland

Victoria's Gippsland region has been announced as the country's first Offshore Wind Zone, marking the beginning of a whole new industry. Kickstarting offshore wind in Gippsland will bring thousands of new jobs to the region, generate local investment, a new source of renewable energy and deliver deep emissions cuts.

Long home to the state's coal fired power stations and the offshore oil and gas sector, Gippsland is a region in transition. Offshore wind presents a new opportunity to action on climate and deliver real benefits to communities and workers.

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MEDIA RELEASE 29.09.22: AGL 2035 coal closure announcement wakeup call to ramp up Gippsland renewable energy transition

Today, power company AGL has announced it will bring forward closure dates for the Loy Yang A coal fired power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley by ten years to 2035.

It is the second time this year AGL has announced earlier closure dates for its ageing coal fleet, after announcing Loy Yang A would close by 2045.

“It is hard to trust this announcement from AGL. The changing messages from the power generators is a wakeup call that we need to prepare for early closure” said Wendy Farmer, Gippsland Community Organiser for Friends of the Earth.

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