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“The most informative, comprehensive, and up-to-date pages on Australian wind power and wind farms. These pages are independent of any company, lobby group, or government”. This site is maintained by our sometimes contributor from SA, David Clarke.
Greenlivingpedia is a free resource for sharing information on green living. It is a wiki, so you can “create and edit content to share information and collaborate with others on how we can lighten our footprint on the planet and live in harmony with nature and our environment”. It has substantial resources available on all forms of renewables.
This simple site provides graphs, based on AEMO data, showing the energy output and capacity factor of wind farms in the National Electricity Market (ie, excluding WA). The site also omits smaller wind farms (such as Leonards Hill or Toora for example).
“There seems little doubt that the Australian economy – indeed the world’s – is about to go through one of the most dramatic transformations since the industrial revolution.” Giles Parkinson’s website was set up “to discuss the ideas, analyse the trends, the new technologies and the policies that will drive this transformation.”
Authors of the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, which shows how Australia can reach 100% renewable energy within a decade, using technology that is commercially available right now.
The national campaign network that is mobilising communities to push for renewable energy.
The EDO is an independent, non-profit, community legal service, practising in public interest environmental law. The EDO actively monitors developments in Victorian and Commonwealth environment and planning law and, where appropriate, makes submissions to Government relating to existing and proposed legislation. Their law reform and policy resources include useful material on wind and planning law in Victoria and can be accessed from their website.
Embark Australia is a privately funded, non-profit organisation, governed by an independent board. We’re acting now to eliminate the barriers holding back the growth of a powerful, community renewable energy sector in Australia.
The CEC is the peak body representing Australia’s clean energy sector. It is an industry association made up of more than 440 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
SEA is another, WA based, body that represents the clean energy sector.
The Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association – the industry body that supports the development of large-scale solar thermal generation in Australia.
Locality and site specific links
“BREAZE is a locally formed group of energetic, forward thinking people who believe that there are more sustainable ways of living on our patch of the planet. If you are concerned about climate change and want to actively reduce greenhouse emissions in and around Ballarat, then JOIN US!”
This blog is maintained by our friend Blair Donaldson from South Gippsland, and covers renewable energy news as well as local developments.
Australia’s first community-owned wind farm. Their two turbines on Leonards Hill, 10 km south of Daylesford, Victoria, are rated at four megawatts. The farm is expected to annually generate more power than is used by the houses of Leonards Hill, Daylesford and everything in between.
Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy is the energy project team of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, and has been pushing for a community-owned wind farm near Woodend.
Based out of Port Fairy in western Victoria – a business that will show you around the state’s oldest wind farm.