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Category: Wind

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Wind farms on track to deliver $10.5bn back to host communities

Wind farms on track to deliver $10.5bn back to host communities

Report finds up to $21.5m a year going directly to host communities through wind farm benefit sharing mechanisms; billions to broader regional economies.

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Trump onboard for offshore wind?

Trump onboard for offshore wind?

The dramatically dropping costs of offshore wind have sparked an explosion interest in renewables in the US.

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Cbus, DIF join Synergy to boost wind and solar portfolio

Cbus, DIF join Synergy to boost wind and solar portfolio

Super fund Cbus and DIF join Synergy to underwrite investment in new solar farm extension and two new wind farm investments.

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Moorabool wind farm connection agreement finalised

Moorabool wind farm connection agreement finalised

Goldwind Australia and Australian Energy Operations have signed the connection agreement for construction of connection assets for the 321 MW Moorabool Wind Farm in Victoria.

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Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

Portugal grid averages 103% renewable electricity over month of March; government suspends power supply subsidies in April.

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Genex seeks "holy grail of renewables" - wind, solar, pumped hydro

Genex seeks “holy grail of renewables” – wind, solar, pumped hydro

Genex looks to add 150MW of wind to its solar and pumped hydro project, creating the “holy grail” of a major renewable energy project with reliable, dispatchable power – and a lot cheaper than coal.

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NSW approves 1,000MW Liverpool Range wind farm in New England

NSW approves 1,000MW Liverpool Range wind farm in New England

The New South Wales state government has given planning approval for the Liverpool Range wind farm, which at more than 1,000MW could be the biggest in the country.

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Spectacular falls for solar, wind and battery costs squeeze fossil fuels

Spectacular falls for solar, wind and battery costs squeeze fossil fuels

BNEF report highlights highlights falling costs of solar, wind and battery storage, which together are mounting an unprecedented challenge to fossil fuel power.

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This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

Report from global renewables agency REN21 highlights just how dramatic the global energy transition will be, as the cost of wind and solar continue to fall, and storage continues its rapid adoption.

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Crowlands wind farm underway, as ground breaking bulk-buy scheme bears fruit

Crowlands wind farm underway, as ground breaking bulk-buy scheme bears fruit

Ground broken at 80MW Victoria wind farm – fruition of Melbourne project involving 14 universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils.

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The unholy alliance that explains why renewables are trouncing nuclear

The unholy alliance that explains why renewables are trouncing nuclear

On top of the fact that it is astoundingly expensive, a number of cultural realities lie behind the problems being experienced by nuclear power.