Helping Victorian homes tackle climate change, energy & water bills

The  One  Million  Homes  Alliance  is  calling  on  the  Victorian  Government  to  enable  more  Victorians  to  tackle  climate  change  and  riing  energy  and  water  bills  by  upgrading  the  water  and  energy  efficiency  of  one  million  Victorian  homes. 

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Full phase-out of Hazelwood required for rapid transition from coal

National environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has welcomed the revelation that the state government is considering closing one quarter of the capacity of the Hazelwood power station, the developed world's dirtiest coal fired station.

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heritage bushland property to be bulldozed for Peninsula freeway

Joyce and Simon Welsh, owners of the historic Westerfield property on Robinsons Road in the Green Wedge south of Frankston have been notified that clearing will begin on Monday 5 July on the 2.656 ha of their pristine remnant bushland property to be bulldozed to make way for the Peninsula Link Freeway.

In response a community picket has been established.

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Australia's first zero carbon housing project hits a hurdle

For the past 8 years environmentalist Brendan Condon has been working to build Australia’s first zero carbon housing project at Cape Paterson near Wonthaggi. This  Ecovillage will build 200 highly sustainable houses.

Recently the project hit an eleventh hour hurdle with an independent planning panel. Please write a letter of support for this project.

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National Day to Replace Hazelwood

On Saturday, July 17 we’re asking you to join with us in community actions across Australia calling on Kevin Rudd to make a commitment to Replace Hazelwood with clean energy by 2012.

FoE is organising an event in South Melbourne.

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Rally at Martin Ferguson's office

In support of Traditional owners from  Muckaty in the Northern Territory, who are opposing the site selection for the Nations first Radioactive waste dump. Resources minister Martin Ferguson is planning to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.

Please join us for a rally this friday, July 2nd.

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Kelvin Thomson backs closure of Hazelwood - who's next?

Kelvin Thomson, the member for the federal electorate of Wills, has endorsed the campaign by the Victorian climate change movement for the closure of the ageing and dirty Hazelwood coal fired power station. It is possible to replace it with a mix of energy efficiency measures and renewwables. In doing so we would generate many new jobs.

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