Graph of the Day: How close is my home to that wind farm/gas thing | RenewEconomy

Graph of the Day: How close is my home to that wind farm/gas thing

In Victoria, a wind farm must be 2km from the nearest home – 2x the distance of a coal-fired power station and 20x that of a CSG well.


Today’s graph of the day was plucked from a Facebook page and is believed to have come from a CSG campaigner in Gippsland. We like it because it highlights some of the absurdities about set-back rules in the state of Victoria, and elsewhere for that matter.

New wind farms must be set back at least 2kms from the nearest household, which is kind of ironic given that coal-fired power stations can be sited within 1km, and a gas well within 100m – a hot topic right now given the proliferation of coal seam gas (CSG) projects along the eastern seaboard.

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  1. rucio 7 years ago

    Isn’t the absurdity that those other things are allowed so close to homes? They should all be 2 km away, shouldn’t they?

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  3. B. Jerew 7 years ago

    i love it! do you have a link to the original page?

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