Today marks the launch of a first-of-a-kind alliance in support of wind energy in Victoria. The Victorian Wind Alliance brings together community members, land owners, environment groups, wind workers, small businesses, wind farmers and renewable energy firms to present the benefits of wind farms for jobs, investment community development and our climate (an under-reported story in the media). Friends of the Earth are proud to be a member of Vic Wind.
The Vic Wind Alliance will help project the public’s strong support for wind energy, which remains highly popular despite anti-wind hysteria. Polls commissioned by the Climate Institute and the Clean Energy Council register majority support for wind energy at 75 per cent and greater. A credible CSIRO study on the perceptions of wind energy in regional areas concluded: ‘There is strong community support for the development of wind farms…” The alliance has plenty of good will to work with.
Here’s the Victorian Wind Alliance’s maiden media release: Continue reading “Vic Wind Alliance: New group to build community support for wind energy in Victoria”