Joint Statement: Wind Energy Industry calls for Victoria to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets

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A coalition of ten leading wind energy companies and supportive organisations have today released a joint statement calling on Victoria's Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reductions Targets that help limit global warming to 1.5C.

The statement comes as the state government enters the final week of its decision-making process on Victoria’s first interim targets to cut emissions across the whole economy.

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MEDIA RELEASE: 50% Renewables by 2030 passes Vic upper house, will soon become law

Victoria has taken another step forward in the renewable energy transition, with the bill to increase the state’s renewable energy target to 50% by 2030 passing the upper house while the federal Coalition continues to deny action on climate crisis.

“While the federal Coalition continues to fail the public on climate change, Victoria’s decision to increase the state renewable energy target to 50% Renewables by 2030 is a welcome step in the right direction that will create jobs in climate action across the state” said Pat Simons, Friends of the Earth’s Yes 2 Renewables Campaigner.

Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target has been critical to kickstarting the sector, creating jobs in wind and solar and driving the energy transition across the state.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Another step forward for Vic’s renewable energy transition: VRET bill in Parliament

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