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Cherry Tree Range wind farm: Environment group blows back

The BEAM Mitchell Environment Group has thrown its full support behind the Cherry Tree Range wind farm project proposed for Trawool weeks before VCAT will determine its fate. Mitchell Shire’s Councillors voted to deny Infigen a planning permit despite the Cherry Tree … Continue reading Cherry Tree Range wind farm: Environment group blows back

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Campaign Diary 2012: Avenel Market Listening Post

In November and December, Yes 2 Renewables took to the road to hold listening posts in regional towns in central Victoria to find out what the community really thinks about wind farms. Following on from a successful event at the Lancefield and … Continue reading Campaign Diary 2012: Avenel Market Listening Post

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Pollie Watch: Wind farms save on peak prices

At the recent official opening of the Mortlake gas-fired power station, Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien took a swipe at wind power. Quoted in the December 6 Warrnambool Standard, he said “The wind energy can’t be as reliable in … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Wind farms save on peak prices

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Solar and wind: Differing strategies for success

Published by Suntech. Read the original article .  By Dan Cass Solar and wind industries share the same end goal of cleaner energy production worldwide — but each deploys vastly different technologies and methods to get there. How did each … Continue reading Solar and wind: Differing strategies for success

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Pollie Watch: Shadow energy minister questioned on wind energy

As promised, Yes 2 Renewables is keeping up pressure on Victorian politicians when it comes to state wind energy policy. A fortnight ago, it was at the Rural Press Club, where we questioned leader of the opposition Daniel Andrews on Labor’s position on … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Shadow energy minister questioned on wind energy

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Pollie Watch: Shadow energy minister brands Baillieu’s wind laws “extreme”

Wind energy is quickly becoming a bread-and-butter issue for the Victorian Labor opposition. At the 8th Australian Wind Energy 2012 conference, shadow energy spokesperson Lily D’Ambrosio critiqued the Baillieu government’s “extreme” wind energy planning laws. While the Labor opposition has been … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Shadow energy minister brands Baillieu’s wind laws “extreme”

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The Conversation: Vampires and wind farms: mass hysteria can be a pain in the neck

Published by The Conversation. Read the original here. By Ryan Wittingslow, PhD student in Film and Philosophy at the University of Sydney.  If the latest spate of news stories coming out of Serbia are anything to go by, the tiny … Continue reading The Conversation: Vampires and wind farms: mass hysteria can be a pain in the neck

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Wind turbine infrasound: What’s all the noise about?

Originally published at RenewEconomy. By Richard Mackie. On Wednesday the Senate inquiry into excessive noise from wind farms released their report. The inquiry was supposed to focus on audible noise but debate strayed into concerns that wind turbines can cause … Continue reading Wind turbine infrasound: What’s all the noise about?

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Wind farms pump $67m into southwest Victoria

Southwest Victoria’s regional economy has boomed from the construction of the Macarthur and Oaklands wind farms. To date, the projects have pumped $67 million into the local economy, employed around 900 people during construction, and will provide 52 ongoing jobs. … Continue reading Wind farms pump $67m into southwest Victoria

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Renewable energy is blowing in the wind

Published by the Geelong Advertiser.  Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula have played a pioneering role when it comes to wind energy in Australia. 25-years ago this month, the blades of Victoria’s first wind turbine started spinning in Breamlea—transforming the steady … Continue reading Renewable energy is blowing in the wind