Solar Owners Should Pay To Sell Or Be Paid For Switching Off.

2nd July 2020 Chris Russell, The Advertiser MAKING rooftop solar owners pay to send energy into the grid should be considered as the system grapples with keeping the grid stable, the Australian Energy Regulator says. Other options include charging solar owners for the necessary upgrades to the grid – or paying them to have their … Continue reading Solar Owners Should Pay To Sell Or Be Paid For Switching Off.

Research Project-Wind Farm Noise Study.

'The expansion of wind farm facilities in Australia has led to widespread community complaints regarding noise, sleep disturbance and adverse health effects. This five-year collaborative study is looking into how the noise from wind turbines affects people's health. It also tests how much windfarm noise disturbs sleep compared to traffic noise'.

How’s The Serenity? Stephen Curry From The Castle Joins Farmers’ Fight Against Mega Powerline Project.

'Moorabool Shire Mayor David Edwards said the council was pushing for the powerlines to go underground. "For council to say, 'We just want the project to go away', that's not reality," he said. "The project will go ahead … but what we've got to do is make sure it's the least impact to the community. "The negative impact shouldn't be borne by regional Victoria just to feed metropolitan Melbourne. We've been very clear about that."' by Lisa Martin-ABC Ballarat.

AEMO Report~ Solar Surge; SA At Risk Of Major Blackouts.

'Household solar panel systems could be turned on and off under State Government instructions in a bid to avert statewide blackouts predicted as early as this spring, a new report shows. The unprecedented move is being triggered by concerns from the national energy market operator that South Australia’s world-leading take-up of solar panels is making the grid unstable'.-Matt Smith, The Advertiser.

John Madigan-‘A True Original’

'A true original': Former DLP senator John Madigan dies, aged 53 By Rob Harris June 16, 2020 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-true-original-former-dlp-senator-john-madigan-dies-aged-53-20200616-p5535j.html John Madigan, a Ballarat blacksmith who led the Democratic Labour Party out of the wilderness in 2010 by winning its first Senate seat in three decades, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. Former prime minister Tony … Continue reading John Madigan-‘A True Original’

Toxic Shock: Millions of Wind Turbine Blades Leave Poisoned Landfill Legacy For Generations To Come

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Troubled teenagers demanding an all wind and sun powered future are setting themselves up for an almighty toxic shock, with hundreds of millions of wind turbine blades destined for landfill.

As Steve St. Angelo reports from the USA, wind turbine blades are non-recyclable due to the fact that they are a complex composite of highly toxic plastics, comprising fiberglass, epoxy, polyvinyl chloride foam, polyethylene terephthalate foam, balsa wood, and polyurethane coatings.

Already, thousands of 45-70m blades are being ground up and mixed with concrete used in the bases of other turbines erected later or simply dumped in landfill. Which should worry locals: the plastics in the blades are highly toxic, and contain Bisphenol A, which is so dangerous to health that the European Union and Canada have banned it.

When an ‘industry’ presents itself as being purer than driven snow, it’s understandable that the proletariat might be just a…

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