By 2017, Victoria’s energy mix is shifting irrevocably away from coal to new, renewable sources. The government said that interest in investment in new energy coal-fire plants had dwindled.. Victoria is the only state in Australia which uses brown coal for energy generation, through deposits in the Latrobe Valley. The state uses the resource — which has a significantly higher emissions count than black coal — as its primary energy source, which it produces out of three stations at Loy Yang and Yallourn, and formerly at Hazelwood, which closed in March 2017. . This is a triumph for the Yes 2 Renewables campaign started in 2010 as part of Friends of the Earth, Melbourne. The state Liberal party didn’t have an environment policy when elected in 2010 and introduced the “world’s toughest regulations for wind farms” (Ewbank et al 2014, p.2). The federal Liberal government elected in 2013 quickly repealed Australia’s carbon price, announced a review of the federal renewable energy target and reduced the target by 20 percent in 2015 all causing a collapse in investment and jobs in the renewable energy sector. It was clear that the revival of the renewable energy industry in Victoria depended upon policy certainty. Friends of the Earth campaigner, Leigh Ewbank, and the Yes 2 Renewables team, determined that a Victorian Renewable Energy Target #VRET was critical to achieving that certainty and the campaign was launched in February 2014 with a focus on the November 2014 election.