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Voices of Macedon: Dispelling wind turbine myths

October 23, 2014
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Australia has a possible path to 100% renewables – if governments and business can be persuaded to take it. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. The Coaltion’s anti-wind farm laws have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. They have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. The seat of Macedon was previously united by uniform planning laws that allowed community engagement in the development process. But since 2011, […]

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

October 22, 2014
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Following the closure of a number of nuclear reactors and a fire at the Didcot B  power station in the UK, questions have arisen over energy supply. With wind accounting for more than 24% of the power share in the UK, there is confidence wind energy can easily fill a future supply gap. The article […]

Voices of Macedon: Winds of change in the Macedon Ranges

October 22, 2014
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Macedon Wind Ban

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. The Coaltion’s anti-wind farm laws have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. They have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. The seat of Macedon was previously united by uniform planning laws that allowed community engagement in the development process. But […]

High capacity power lines everywhere, but not a single wind turbine

October 17, 2014
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Climate Walker and South Australian resident David Clarke provides commentary over the dissonance between community support for wind farms and the absence of them in regional areas. Ultimately the anti-wind farm legislation in Victoria is representative of the government’s support for the existing fossil fuel industries. The article was originally published in RenewEconomy, and can be […]

Voices of Macedon: Hepburn shire residents reap the benefits of wind farm

October 15, 2014
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The Coaltion’s anti-wind farm laws have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. They have cost the region jobs, investment and killed off a community wind farm proposal. The seat of Macedon was previously united by uniform planning laws that enabled community engagement in the development process. But since 2011, the region has been subjected to smothering regulations. A large-scale blanket […]

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