Ryan Corner Wind Farm To Be Built, Developer Global Power Generation Says

11th November, 2020 By Jackson Graham, Moyne Gazette, https://www.standard.net.au/story/7007625/wind-farm-near-port-fairy-to-be-built-developer-says/  The wind farm first received a planning permit in 2008 and looks set to go ahead. Pictured are turbines nearby at Cape Bridgewater. Plans a wind farm near Port Fairy have come back to life after few signs of progress since it first received a planning … Continue reading Ryan Corner Wind Farm To Be Built, Developer Global Power Generation Says

Coopers Gap Wind Farm Needs Major Repairs.

Australia’s biggest wind farm at Coopers Gap to undergo major repairs 4th May 2020 Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-biggest-wind-farm-at-coopers-gap-to-undergo-major-repairs-16117/ The 458MW Coopers Gap wind farm in south west Queensland, the newest and biggest wind project built to date in Australia – is to undergo major repairs after faults were found in its commissioning process. AGL, … Continue reading Coopers Gap Wind Farm Needs Major Repairs.

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’

Chinese Wind Farm Fury Rocks Yass Valley Residents.

Neighbour Noeleen Hazel, who with husband Bruce has lived for almost 60 years at their farm Kia Ora in Bookham, next door to one of the sites, says the situation is “devastating”.

“It will deface the unique landscape of the Coppabella Hills and cause environmental carnage,” she says.

“We’ve been fighting this for years. We can’t believe it was approved. It’s split the communities – any project needing to pay ongoing bribes to receive support obviously lacks authenticity.”

Among others who oppose the project, local John McGrath raised concerns about the changing air pressure on birds, asking: “If city people want this stuff, why don’t they put it on Bondi Beach?”

Climate Change: Electrical industry’s ‘Dirty Secret’ Boosts Warming

(SF6) 'has the highest global warming potential of any known substance. It is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide (CO2)'.

"In the end, the electrical industry lobby was too strong and we had to give in to them," said Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout, who was responsible for the attempt to regulate F-gases.

"The electric sector was very strong in arguing that if you want an energy transition, and you have to shift more to electricity, you will need more electric devices. And then you also will need more SF6.

It Must Be An Ill Wind That Blows Brown’s Ideals Away

Suddenly, previously taboo questions are being heard. For example, are the emissions
released in the building and installation of turbines ever really offset? Given their major
impact on bird mortality and possible links to childhood leukaemia, should the spread of
overhead powerlines be limited? And with an estimated 43 million tonnes by 2050 of
unrecyclable blade waste, who will pay the cost of decommissioning?