‘I can’t sleep’: Household debt escalates as Victorians struggle to pay bills 16th April, 2021 By Henrietta Cook, The Age Household debt has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, with Victorians now owing more than $103 million to gas and electricity retailers for unpaid bills. Debt has risen by 35 per cent since April … Continue reading Victorians Struggle To Pay Bills
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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
Decline In Butterflies
'..the 2020 count is below 2,000 butterflies. The number represents an astonishing continuation of the near-total collapse of the western migratory population of the species over the last few decades'.
Wind Farm Says Sharing Power Lines Sometimes ‘Not Practicable’-2018
24th April, 2018 By Everard Himmelreich, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/5360107/wind-farm-says-sharing-power-lines-is-difficult/ Visual impact: Metal pylons erected to carry transmission lines from the Salt Creek wind farm stand over standard power poles near the Terang terminal station. Calls by the south-west community for wind farm companies to share transmission lines were difficult to accommodate when new south-west wind farms were … Continue reading Wind Farm Says Sharing Power Lines Sometimes ‘Not Practicable’-2018
Electricity Supplies Under Pressure
On December 20 last year, when Melbourne reached 43.5C, a series of wind turbines unexpectedly switched themselves off.- Mr Skinner, AEC.
Subsidies Drain Power From The Electricity Market
'...not one of the 24 gigawatts of wind, grid solar or rooftop solar would have been installed without a subsidy.'-Dr Alan Moran
Brolga Group Calls For Halt On New Wind Farms- 2015
“There is nowhere to go to get justice for wildlife when developers ignore statutory requirements to protect wildlife,” Mrs Dennis told the hearing.
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