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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 […]
Published by VicWind. View the original article. JASON “Grub” Bannam loves his job. Working as a welder on massive wind towers has taught the former postie many things, and he enjoys the camaraderie of his workplace, too. But he worries that his job may go the way that others at his company have, with uncertainty […]
Those following the Yes 2 Renewables campaign known that we’ve long called for Ted Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws to be dumped. They’re costing Victoria jobs, investment, and crucial renewable energy capacity. We’re not alone. Representing the perspective of our nascent renewable energy sector, Phil Burn of WestWind Energy believes there a 10 reasons why the Premier should […]
Published by Quit Coal. View the original article. When Napthine stepped up to the plate after Baillieu’s swift and teary departure, we saw a glimmer of hope for a state that seemed doomed to a future shadowed by mountains of dirty coal. After all, Napthine’s electorate houses the biggest wind farm in the state and […]
Published at VicWind. View the original article. It’s a favorite line of people opposing particular wind farm developments – ‘Wind Farm X is causing great concern in the community’. Now and again, it’s worth remembering just how many people there are in the community who are not at all concerned. Our letter in today’s Ballarat […]
Published at VicWind. See original article. Macarthur district residents, Merilyn Cook and Hamish Officer, together with representatives from the Victorian Wind Alliance (VicWind), met with local MP, Dan Tehan in Warrnambool on Tuesday to discuss the benefits the Macarthur Wind Farm is bringing to their community. “There’s a historic opportunity right now to benefit from […]
Yesterday, Yes 2 Renewables joined a powerful alliance of groups to send Premier Denis Napthine a message on wind energy. Groups representing wind workers and community members hand delivered a joint statement to the Premier’s electorate office in Warrnambool. The joint statement called for Dr Napthine to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest […]
Just three weeks after Premier Napthine opened the Macarthur wind farm, a coalition of southwest Victorian and supporting groups have released a joint statement calling on the Premier to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest Victoria. The joint statement will be hand delivered to staff at Premier Napthine’s electorate office this […]