Moorabool shire, located between Ballarat and Melton, can look forward to more clean energy as new wind farms step closer to construction, Moorabool Environment Group president Ben Courtice explains. Wind farm developer WestWind Energy are seeking to update a 2009 … Continue reading Moorabool Environment Group supports new wind farms, clean energy
Anti-wind farm crusader, Senator John Madigan, has reentered the debate for the first time since the lacklustre ‘wind power fraud’ rally in the nation’s capital last June.
Senator Madigan, whose credibility on wind farms has been thoroughly debunked, has had a letter published in The Courier rebutting Andrew Bray of the VicWind Alliance. In it, the Senator perpetuates claims wind farms cause health impacts. Madigan refers to the “real-life consequences of wind turbines” and argues the wind energy/health issue must be “fully investigated by independent organisations before our landscape becomes dotted with more and more turbines.”
The Courier was sent the following letter by Yes 2 Renewables:
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 Courier…
WIND FARMS BRING LOCAL WINDFALLS
Ballarat Courier, May 1, 2013
It would be unusual for a $300 million investment in a regional area to be greeted with ‘a lot of community concern’, as John McMahon suggests about the Lal Lal Wind Farm ($300m wind project begins, 27/4/2013).
A good portion of the $300 million will be spent locally. Long after construction has ended Moorabool Shire residents will enjoy the project’s substantial contribution to rates revenue and around a dozen permanent jobs. Continue reading “Who’s happy to see Lal Lal Wind Farm kick off?”
This article appeared in the Melton Leader, journalist: Ami Humpage. Sticking to master Moorabool wind farm plan LAL Lal’s proposed 64-turbine wind farm will proceed unchanged after an amendment application was rejected by the State Government. The original planning permit for the WestWind Energy wind farm, located across two sites at Yendon and Elaine, was approved in April 2009. But after advancements in technology, an amendment to increase the size of the wind turbines from 130m to 150m in a bid to increase output was submitted by the company in January. WestWind managing director Tobi Geiger said he was disappointed … Continue reading Lal Lal wind farm to proceed after Minister knocks back amendment
Media Release: 8 November 2011: Minister Guy rejects additional clean energy Victorian-based wind energy company, WestWind Energy (WestWind) is disappointed that plans to increase the output of the Lal Lal Wind Farm have been rejected by the Government. WestWind’s proposal to increase the output of the wind farm by over fifty percent without adding any turbines could have been achieved simply by increasing the overall tip-height by twenty metres and removing the rotor diameter restriction. The Minister’s Department, under Minister Guy’s direction, refused the proposed change for which an application was submitted in January this year. This was well before … Continue reading ‘Minister Guy rejects additional clean energy’