Renewable Energy

co-design in action

The Sustainability Law Lab attended the Community Energy Congress at the Melbourne Town Hall on 27-28 February. Over 500 people voiced visions and declared actions for a new, clean energy system.

The Congress itself was filled with a buzz of optimism about our agency to create a better future. Some highlights:

Last week we saw the new Federal Government take action to abolish three of the bodies set up to help Australia deal with climate change.

The story on the Baillieu  government backflip on 6 star energy ratings (the Age, 16 April 2012) for new houses reveals a lack of leadership and engagement on the part of the State government on the  important issue of the role of state regulation under a carbon price. 

At a time of dangerous climate change, a healthy future for our environment depends on a rapid transition to renewable energy. We’ve been working hard to support the expansion of renewable energy in Australia. We educate communities on anti wind farm laws. Our Sustainability Law Lab works to help create legal models for operating renewable energy projects. And we’re advocating strongly to remove Australia’s anti wind farm laws.

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