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Community-owned energy projects are a beacon of hope as the nation struggles to address climate change. The trailblazing Hepburn Wind farm set the bar when it comes to community-owned energy projects in Australia. And many more projects are on the drawing board. A new organisation known as the Community Power Agency was launched this week […]
The Gillard government’s 2013 budget was bad news for Australia’s efforts to address climate change and shift towards renewable energy sources. In an attempt to minimise the size of the deficit, Treasurer Wayne Swan has taken the axe to range of programs seen as expendable. In yet another display of poor judgement, the Gillard government […]
Published by Barnard on Wind. View the original article. Wind energy is a big business world-wide, with billions of dollars flowing around at various levels. And as in any large and growing market, a wide variety of people are attracted to it. Most are solid, competent professionals. Some are superstars. A slightly larger percentage than […]
Published by The Huffington Post. View the original article here. It’s no secret that there’s money in wind power, but $3 million worth? That’s the current budget of Arfons, a small rural town in southern France, and Mayor Alain Couzinié says he believes the amount is too much for the town to conceivably spend, France’s The Local […]
Victoria’s new Energy Minister, Nicholas Kotsiras, has broken his silence on the energy challenges facing the state. Weekly Times reporter Cimara Pearce spoke with Minister Kotsiras about the core energy issues facing Victoria–the moratorium on coal-seam gas (CSG) and onerous wind farm planning guidelines–as well as the criticism he lacks the necessary experience and background to be […]