No windfarm health worries at Yambuk

So as a coincidental follow-on from yesterday’s news (Wind turbines not a health problem, say Germans and Danes), the Warrnambool Standard has an article today about the neighbours of the Codrington wind farm, the oldest in the state, built in 2001. Here’s how the article starts: Yambuk couple happy living with wind farms ALEX SINNOTT, 05 Apr, 2012 RESIDENTS situated near wind turbines along the south-west coast near Yambuk have dispelled concerns that the renewable energy generators cause health problems. Pacific Hydro linked up the Codrington wind farm to the power grid in 2001, the first of its kind in … Continue reading No windfarm health worries at Yambuk

Wind farms don’t cut into tourism

The following article is by Matthew Nott of Clean Energy for Eternity and has been published in the December 23 Bega District News. It follows up on our previous post on the community debate around Epuron’s proposed wind farm at Eden in southern NSW. ACCORDING to the Wind Energy Association, there are no Australian studies to substantiate theĀ  claim that wind farms will harm tourism. On the contrary, polls and anecdotal evidence in Australia indicate the opposite may be true – wind farms are more likely to attract tourists. In 2001, a poll in Victoria asked respondents “Specifically thinking about … Continue reading Wind farms don’t cut into tourism

Eden wind farm stirs community debate

The Eden Magnet has profiled a group opposing Epuron’s proposed seven-turbine wind farm which they are developing for the South East Fibre Exports site at Twofold Bay. Real Estate agent Fisk & Nagle report on their website: A growing group of local people are so concerned about the proposed development by EPURON of a mini-wind farm on the South East Fibre Exports (SEFE) site they are ready to fight it. Local builder and Kiah resident Neil Rankin is leading the fray. Mr Rankin is a founding member of Save Twofold Bay, a not-for-profit community organisation based in Eden whose goal … Continue reading Eden wind farm stirs community debate