Fire fighting veteran slams government for climate change bushfires link

Former top fire fighter Greg Mullins says Federal Government inaction on emissions reduction is worsening the bushfire threat and putting people and homes at greater risk. He says that a climate change bushfires increase link is undeniable. Mullins was a fire-fighter for around 50 years. A former NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner, he received an […]

Clean Energy Council blasts Coalition plans to underwrite coal-fired power generation

The Morrison Government’s plans to underwrite coal-fired power generation will undermine Australia’s clean energy boom and increase harmful emissions. That’s the verdict of Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC). The professional body for the renewables industry has attacked the new federal program for appearing to favour “high cost and high emissions” power like coal over clean […]

Deakin University breaks ground on Geelong solar-powered microgrid project

Deakin University has broken ground on a $30 million solar-powered microgrid at its Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong, Victoria. Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander last week joined officials from project partner AusNet Services to turn the ceremonial first sod on the project. As we reported in 2017, the 7.25 MW microgrid will include a solar farm, […]

Pro-coal MP Craig Kelly blames renewables for Victorian power outages

Coalition MP Craig Kelly is blaming wind and solar energy for Victorian power outages last month – despite the fact it was coal-fired plants which failed. Kelly told 2GB radio presenter Alan Jones that renewables are responsible for Australia’s rising power prices and grid problems, including power outages. He said it was therefore “dangerous stupidity” to […]