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
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.
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
'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’
'An AEMO spokesman said the scale and pace of solar and wind generation connected in electrically remote areas of the National Energy Market was presenting “unprecedented” technical issues that were affecting grid performance and operational stability.'
'IN what some locals are describing as a mini tornado, six high-tension electricity structures were destroyed on Friday afternoon north-east of Cressy.'
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?”
A ship bound from Vietnam has been stopped at the Port of Portland in Victoria after a bio-security officer found the snails on board in a shipment of wind tower components.
'It's the first of nine ships carrying the components from Vietnam due to enter Australia'. - Clare Bickers
(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.
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?