ACT govt opens second wind auction round, to develop a further 200MW of wind energy projects across Australia’s National Electricity Market.
The Federal Government has been urged to set up a stand-alone scientific committee to investigate the health effects of wind farm noise.
States reject Coalition and cross-bench push to treat wind farm “noise” in same way as particulates from coal mines, and rejected call for uniform laws.
Construction begins on lowest cost wind farm in Australia, and the first to be financed and built since the election of the Abbott government more than 18 months ago.
Chinese wind giant Goldwind to begin construction later this year of first major wind farm to be built north of Sydney.
Environment minister Greg Hunt refuses to endorse wind farms, saying health impacts will be decided by Senate inquiry. On the future of wind energy in Australia, Hunt also refused to be drawn, pointing only to the falling cost of solar.
Abbott government looking to accelerate large scale solar to appease Coaliton hatred of wind farms. Using CEFC to lower cost of finance is one option.
Germany expected to increase share of wind power from 15% fewer turbines, with overall power consumption remaining basically unchanged. What would that look like?
WA’s Ten Mile Lagoon wind farm facility reached the end of its design life last year with fears that blades and integral parts will not be replaced.
Court bid to stop King Island wind project; Queensland’s only wind farm gets another noise investigation; Esperance gas generator wants more wind.