Approval signalled for Dundonnell wind farm: Vic govt breathes new life into wind sector, gears up for ambitious VRET

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has signalled the approval of the Dundonell wind farm in the minister’s assessment report–the final stage in the environmental effects statement process. “Action by the Andrews government has breathed new life into Victoria’s wind energy … Continue reading Approval signalled for Dundonnell wind farm: Vic govt breathes new life into wind sector, gears up for ambitious VRET

Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

Community owned renewable energy is a great way to produce local jobs and profits, have action on global warming and increase social cohesion. Thousands of Australian’s could potentially own and benefit from community renewable energy opportunities, although our full potential in this arena has … Continue reading Embark’s national SODAR wind monitoring program is launched

The Standard: It’s not about looks, Tony

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent comments that he finds wind turbines “visually disturbing” and has sought to “R-E_D_U_C_E” the amount of wind power deployed in Australia unleashed a tsunami of support. The Prime Minister’s appearance on talkback radio made his government’s concerted efforts to bring the wind … Continue reading The Standard: It’s not about looks, Tony

PM Abbott’s wind energy rhetoric out of step with medical experts

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has strayed beyond his area of expertise by lending weight to unsubstantiated claims wind energy is linked to adverse health impacts. This morning, Prime Minister told radio host Alan Jones he finds wind farms “visually disturbing” and believes … Continue reading PM Abbott’s wind energy rhetoric out of step with medical experts

Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

This piece is by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There have been many reviews of the available evidence by the world’s public health bodies and studies published in health science journals. Not one of these has concluded that wind turbines … Continue reading Senator Bob Day and Wind Turbine Syndrome

Voices of the Valley: Wind much healthier than polluting coal

Just a week after the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines held its first public hearing in Portland, Victoria, an important point of view has emerged in The Weekly Times‘ letters to the editor column. Latrobe Valley resident Wendy Farmer, who has first-hand … Continue reading Voices of the Valley: Wind much healthier than polluting coal

Senate wind “inquisition” nothing but a witch-hunt

The Australian and Senator John Madigan aren’t even pretending the current senate wind energy inquiry is impartial. Both have referred to the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines as an “inquisition.” Based on these statements and the way the first … Continue reading Senate wind “inquisition” nothing but a witch-hunt

RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target

Yes 2 Renewables’ good friends in central Victoria, the BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group, have thrown their weight behind the national Renewable Energy Target as the Abbott government seeks a deal with crossbench senators to wind back the popular scheme. The following letter by BEAM … Continue reading RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target