Victoria pioneering climate #justtransition package for #Hazelwood coal workers reports @takvera






A special $20 million worker transfer package was announced today for workers affected by the closure of Engie’s Hazelwood Power Station. This will allow early retirement for workers at other LaTrobe Power stations creating places for Hazelwood workers that want to continue their careers in power generation. This transfer package is an important component of […]






#Solar Feed-in minimum tariff to double for Victorian Solar citizens reports @takvera






The minimum Feed-in tariff for solar PV owners in Victoria will more than double due to changes the Dan Andrews Labor Government has made to the regulation of pricing for solar PV owners. Current minimum feed-in rate is 5 cents per kilowatt hour. Victoria’s independent regulator, the Essential Services Commission (ESC), has determined the new […]






Victorian Liberals declare war on #renewable targets, jobs, investment reports @takvera






The Liberal party in three states – Victoria, South Australia and Queensland – vowed to drop state based renewable energy targets if elected. This follows Federal Liberal Party war on renewables and climate policy conducted since Abbott took power in 2013, continued under Prime Minister Turnbull. While climate action at the Federal level has followed […]






#Solar to power Melbourne trams as Australia’s GHG emissions rise reports @takvera






Lily D’Ambrosio, the Victorian Energy and Environment Minister, stepped forward today to announce that Melbourne’s tram network will be powered by 100 per cent Solar. Not directly of course. But the government will issue a tender for a new 75MW capacity large scale solar farm to supply the equivalent power needed for the tram network […]






What impact #sealevelrise on Melbourne’s privatised port facilities? asks @takvera






The Andrews Victorian state government has been successful with the sale of the Port of Melbourne for $9.7 billion, an election promise. The government had been expecting around $7 billion for the asset. Technically, its not a sale, but a 50 year lease of the port’s commercial operations. The long term lease of Australia’s largest […]






Part 13 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






The final act in the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 12 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






The final act in the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Part 11 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.






Some snowy vox pops before the final #Indivotes week of #ausvotes heat: @Jansant reports






Vox pop questions Have you taken an interest in the election campaign? What is the most important election issue to you? Will the CFA dispute impact how you vote? Are you satisfied with how Cathy McGowan has represented Indi? Tolmie Wade Jackson Not really. Look at re-doing roads. Yes, the CFA saves all the towns […]






Part 10 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol






Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.