Minister approves Chepstowe wind farm

Friends of the Earth congratulates the planning minister, Matthew Guy, for today’s announcement. Press release from the minister is below, FoE release at the top of this section MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Earth Wednesday 18 May 2011 Wind farm approval a great first step by Baillieu Government Friends of the Earth has congratulated Planning Minister Matthew Guy on his decision to approve the Chepstowe wind farm development near Ballarat. “We are delighted that the Chepstowe wind farm will go ahead, it’s a small but important step toward a renewable energy future for Victoria,” said  FoE campaign coordinator Cam Walker. … Continue reading Minister approves Chepstowe wind farm

Please support the Chepstowe wind project

NOTE: the Planning Minister has approved this project. Please check here for our response: https://yes2renewables.org/2011/05/18/minister-approves-chepstowe-wind-farm/ Future Energy is developing a three turbine wind farm at Chepstowe, approximately 30 km west of Ballarat, Victoria. The proposed wind farm will produce enough renewable energy annually to power over 3,400 average households. In January 2011, the new planning minister, Matthew Guy, announced that he would ‘call in’ the project. This means that the Minister himself decides on the Development Application as he considers it to be of significant interest to the State of Victoria. The Victorian Planning Department held hearings in February 2011 … Continue reading Please support the Chepstowe wind project

Chepstowe wind farm review concerns

The following comes from the Ballarat Courier. For further details on the issue please check the ‘Chepstowe’ option under Categories. Chepstowe wind farm review concerns EMMA BROWN 25 Feb GREEN groups are concerned for the future of the wind energy industry in Victoria after a state government hearing into a local farmer’s plan to establish three wind turbines on his property. A panel hearing into Chepstowe farmer Neville Oddie’s planned turbines concluded in Melbourne on Wednesday after the Planning Minister Matthew Guy called in the development last month. It is the first project to be assessed under the Baillieu government’s … Continue reading Chepstowe wind farm review concerns

First test of Baillieu government’s wind farm policy

You can find our opinion piece on the implications of the Coalition’s wind policy here. MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Earth Tuesday, 22 February 2011 First test of Baillieu government’s wind farm policy The Victorian Planning Department is holding special hearings today and Wednesday on a permit application for the proposed Chepstowe wind farm near Ballarat, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy ‘called in’ the project last month. As the first test of the Coalition Government’s new wind farm policy, the outcome of the case will have big implications for other proposed wind farms near Ararat, Mortlake, Beaufort, Ballarat, Moorabool, Kyneton … Continue reading First test of Baillieu government’s wind farm policy

BREAZE supports local farmer in bid to install renewable energy

BREAZE supports local farmer in bid to install renewable energy BREAZE (Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions) has thrown its support behind local farmer, Neville Oddie, and his plan to host three wind turbines on his farm in Chepstowe to generate six megawatts of renewable energy. “Neville is a BREAZE member doing his best to reduce emissions on his property and promote renewable energy,” said Andrew Bray, BREAZE Community Campaigner. “Every effort has been made to safeguard the environment and minimise disruption to neighbouring properties so we believe he deserves every opportunity to proceed with this visionary plan,” Mr. Bray … Continue reading BREAZE supports local farmer in bid to install renewable energy