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Articles by Leigh Ewbank

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Victoria leads, Federal government leans on energy transition

Victoria leads, Federal government leans on energy transition

Yesterday was an historic day for Victoria’s energy future. And there’s more good news on the way. Not that you would know it from listening to federal energy minister.

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The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to tackle climate change means we need to see more political leadership from state governments such as Victoria. 

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Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Tony Abbott uses Sky News interview to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position.

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Victoria's Coalition renewables spokesman - is he for or against wind and solar?

Victoria’s Coalition renewables spokesman – is he for or against wind and solar?

The Andrews govt’s renewable energy targets will put Victoria on a pathway to 100% renewables.

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Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets

Coonooer Bridge wind farm demonstrates benefits of state renewables targets

The Yes 2 Renewables team visits a wind farm under construction thanks to the ACT’s ambitious Renewable Energy Target of 90 percent by 2020.

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Four easy ways to grow renewable energy in Victoria

Four easy ways to grow renewable energy in Victoria

With the Abbott government sabotaging Australia’s clean energy future, states like Victoria must step up and lead on renewables. Here’s how.

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Federal government must allow states to move on renewables

Federal government must allow states to move on renewables

With at least 15 shovel-ready wind projects, reinstating a state-based renewables target would unleash an estimated $5bn of investment in Victoria.

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RET Road Trip 8: Renewable target creates jobs, investment on Canberra’s doorstep

RET Road Trip 8: Renewable target creates jobs, investment on Canberra’s doorstep

Friends of the Earth wrapped up its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Capital wind farm on Thursday June 19—right on Canberra’s doorstep.

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RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

The RET road trip visits solar homeowners in the affluent bayside suburb of Brighton East.

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RET Road Trip #6 – Special treatment for fossil fuels in Anglesea

RET Road Trip #6 – Special treatment for fossil fuels in Anglesea

The Victorian seaside town of Anglesea is known for its surf and vacations, and less known for its open-cut brown coal mine and an ageing coal power plant.

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RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

Solar is viewed as an indispensible new technology that is cutting power bills in the suburbs.