Wind Farm Complaints Continue To Dwindle, Latest Annual Report Shows 9th September 2020 By Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/wind-farm-complaints-continue-to-dwindle-latest-annual-report-shows Community concerns about the impacts of wind farms continue to dwindle, with just five complaints about operational turbines registered by the Office of the Wind Farm Commissioner in 2019. According to the latest … Continue reading Wind farm Complaints-2019
'Hundreds of bird and bat carcasses, including five wedge-tailed eagles, have been detected at a south-west wind farm in the past three years'.
Learn about wind energy threats to Australia's Orange-bellied Parrot here ~ DeFrock; - https://www.swifft.net.au - https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/2d42fcbd-31ea-4739-b109-b420571338a3/files/wind-farm-bird-risk.pdf - https://www.anzsog.edu.au/preview-documents/case-study-level-1/196-parrot-the-the-wind-farm-and-the-minister-a-2007-49-1/file 'Major infrastructure such as wind farms that are inappropriately sited along flight lines between feeding and migrating areas poses a direct threat to Orange-bellied Parrots'.https://www.swifft.net.au/cb_pages/sp_orange-bellied_parrot.php Scientists race to save one of Australia’s rarest birds, the orange-bellied parrot … Continue reading The Rare Australian Orange-Bellied Parrot Needs Protection
More than $10B spent on renewables a ‘huge albatross around the neck’ of Australia 23rd August, 2020, Dr Alan Moran on Sky News Source: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6183754851001 On average, Australia is spending $13 billion trying to get rid of coal and trying to interject renewable energy in the electricity market, according to economist Alan Moran. The Australian … Continue reading More Than $10B Spent On Renewables
State government firm on approving wind farms on 'merits' as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing current planning approach 30th August, 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/6901302/best-interest-of-all-state-firm-on-wind-farm-planning-as-shire-ramps-up-opposition/ IMPASSE: The state government says it is firm on approving wind farms on "merits" as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing the current approach to planning. The … Continue reading State Gov. Approves Wind Farms On Merits.
27th August, 2020 Ellen Fanning, The Drum, ABC https://iview.abc.net.au/show/drum Ellen Fanning joins Ali Kadri, Craig Reucassel, Alison Penfold and Suelette Dreyfus to discuss Tony Abbott's new role, how the path to wind power took a detour plus why Australia's scientists are divided over the role of gas. This episode is only available until 7:00pm on … Continue reading Wind Power Takes A Detour
25th August, 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard. Source: https://www.standard.net.au/story/6894663/frustration-that-wind-farm-planning-demands-are-falling-on-deaf-ears/ The council wants the state government to follow seven planning recommendations made by the National Wind Farm Commissioner in 2018. IF ALL proposed wind farms in a south-west shire were built, those sites could cover the equivalent of whole local government areas in Melbourne, a … Continue reading Moyne Shire Council Frustrated Wind Farm Planning Demands Are Falling On Deaf Ears
Identifying Birds' Collision Risk with Wind Turbines Using a Multidimensional Utilization Distribution Method- Sam Khosravifard, Andrew K. Skidmore, Babak Naimi, Valentijn Venus, Antonio R. Muñoz, Albertus G. Toxopeus Source: Full document Published 27th January 2020 https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wsb.1056 Abstract Renewable energy plays a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, the expansion of wind farms has … Continue reading Identifying Birds’ Collision Risk With Wind Turbines
'Of course, wind farms are ugly, and of course they also whimsically produce a totally unreliable electricity - here today, no wind tomorrow - that's turned our power system into an expensive joke. But they've also been killing many more birds than our planners predicted.' - Andrew Bolt
ReviewUnderstanding bird collisions at wind farms: An updated review on the causes and possible mitigation strategies. Ana Teresa Marques a, Helena Batalha, Sandra Rodrigues, Hugo Costa, Maria João Ramos Pereira, Carlos Fonseca, Miguel Mascarenhas, Joana Bernardino AbstractBird mortality due to collisions with wind turbines is one of the major ecological concerns associated with wind farms. … Continue reading Understanding Bird Collisions At Wind Farms- 2014