Hawkesdale Pleas Denied

Hawkesdale residents' bid to stop wind farm project denied by Victorian Court of Appeal 17th August 2022 By Lexie Jeuniewic, ABC Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-18/hawkesdale-wind-farm-residents-lose-court-appeal-victoria/101346406 The Hawkesdale Wind Farm will span 2,280 hectares.(Source: Global Power Generation (GPG)) A group of residents' final bid to stop a wind farm near Hawkesdale in south-west Victoria has been rejected by … Continue reading Hawkesdale Pleas Denied

Australia’s Obscene Green Subsidy Machine

6th October, 2021 By Alan Moran, Quadrant Source; https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/10/australias-obscene-green-subsidy-machine/ When an ALP government introduced a “carbon price” on electricity in 2012 it was sold as a neutral tax. It was, of course, nothing of the sort. The tax was on the carbon content of fossil fuels, but a neutral tax would have had the new … Continue reading Australia’s Obscene Green Subsidy Machine

Pilbara Renewable Export Hub ‘Smashed’

Massive Pilbara renewable export hub smashed by Feds. 17th June, 2021 By Paul Hunt, Senior Journalist: Energy & Commodities Source: https://www.energynewsbulletin.net/on-the-record/news/1412177/massive-pilbara-renewable-export-hub-smashed-by-feds THE GIGANTIC Asian Renewable Energy Hub which would cover a 6500 square kilometres in the East Pilbara, and export renewable electricity to Singapore, has been deemed too environmentally destructive by the federal government.  The … Continue reading Pilbara Renewable Export Hub ‘Smashed’

Crumbling Electricity Grid Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen:

Crumbling electricity grid is a disaster waiting to happen: report 5th May, 2021 By Matthew Elmas, The New Daily, Finance News Forget "gold plated". Cobwebs are growing on our electricity grid. Photo: TND A billion-dollar investment gap in the upkeep of Australia’s electricity grid could undermine our ability to keep the lights on during natural disasters. … Continue reading Crumbling Electricity Grid Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen:

Vic Renewable Energy Directions Paper – 2021

DELWP-REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paperDownload Source REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paper, Figure 1 Victoria’s Renewable Energy Zones This plan paves the way to Victoria being endlessly opened up to more renewables, energy infrastructure, management and costs. The Victorian government is investing $540 million from the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Fund to build Victoria's REZ network and set up VicGrid in July 21. The … Continue reading Vic Renewable Energy Directions Paper – 2021

‘Deeply Troubling’ …

'Deeply troubling': Chinese company that 'tries to hide its ties' to the Communist Party is set to be given the green light to build two hydro power stations in Australia 16th June, 2020 By Alison Bevege, Daily Mail Australia https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8422653/Deeply-troubling-Chinese-firm-Communist-ties-set-build-hydro-power-stations-Australia.html Chinese firm accused of 'trying to hide' its ties to the Chinese Communist PartyBeijing-based wind … Continue reading ‘Deeply Troubling’ …

Foreign Investment Raising Concerns

There's global interest in Tasmania's wind farms — but can foreign ownership laws cope? By Alison Branley, ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-06/foreign-investment-in-tasmanian-wind-farms-raising-concerns/13036164 The Chinese-owned Cattle Hill Wind Farm came online with 48 turbines last year.(ABC News: Alison Branley) On the south-east corner of Australia, the winds known as the Roaring Forties whip across from the Indian Ocean. … Continue reading Foreign Investment Raising Concerns