Electricity Market ‘Broken’

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says the electricity market is “broken” as he labelled the current situation as a “national disgrace”. 14th June 2022 By Joseph Huitson, Digital Reporter, Sky News Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says Australia has one of the most destructive energy policies in the world, as fellow Queenslander Amanda Stoker blames "extreme climate … Continue reading Electricity Market ‘Broken’

Illawarra Substation Fire

'A very dangerous operation': How the massive Illawarra substation fire unfolded 18th June 2022 By Kate McIllwain Source: https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/7785685/a-very-dangerous-operation-how-the-massive-illawarra-substation-fire-unfolded/ https://geo.dailymotion.com/player/x7206.html?video=x8bs8rx&mute=true&syndicationKey=790147&customConfig%5BcustomParams%5D=%2F21666581298%2Fillawarramercury%2Fvideo&GK_PV5_PHOTON=0about:blank The fire at a Dapto substation which caused a thick plume of black smoke to rise over the southern Illawarra over the weekend is expected to continue to burn for days. The blaze started about … Continue reading Illawarra Substation Fire

Powerlines & Potatoes

Powerlines and potatoes: the renewable energy transmission project causing angst in central Victoria 2nd May,2022 By Tim McGlone, The Guardian Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/powerlines-and-potatoes-the-renewable-energy-transmission-project-causing-angst-in-central-victoria In the central highlands north-west of Melbourne, farmers are fighting plans to install 85-metre towers through their properties Many different handmade signs can be seen along properties in Victoria’s Blampied, but they send … Continue reading Powerlines & Potatoes

Underground Power

Regional communities fight for underground power 15th February, 2022 By Benjamin Preiss, Regional editor, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regional-communities-fight-for-underground-power-20220210-p59vec.html The company building a 190-kilometre renewable electricity transmission project in Victoria’s west will consider putting parts of it underground to avoid sections where overhead wires would most dominate the landscape. But regional communities in its path have … Continue reading Underground Power

More Talks On AusNet Vic Transmission Line

More talks on AusNet Victorian transmission energy project as petition hits 12,000 signatures 1st December, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Stephen Martin, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-01/ausnet-attempt-to-assuage-concerns-victoria-transmission Landowners have come out in serious opposition to the Western Victoria Transmission Project(ABC Ballarat: Molly Finch) AusNet has begun another round of community consultation after releasing a confirmed planned … Continue reading More Talks On AusNet Vic Transmission Line

Wind Farms Face Stiff Penalties

Wind farms face stiff penalties for SA blackout 20th August, 2021 Source: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/sa/2021/08/20/wind-farms-face-stiff-penalties-for-sa-blackout/ Inadequate emergency settings left the turbines unable to cope with the storm's disruptions. Photo: Getty The operators of four wind farms in South Australia during the 2016 statewide blackout face fines of $3.5 million in a proposed settlement for breaching national electricity rules. The … Continue reading Wind Farms Face Stiff Penalties

Victoria’s Tesla Big Battery Catches Fire

30th July, 2021 By Mark Ludlow and Angela Macdonald-Smith, Financial Review Source: https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/victoria-s-tesla-big-battery-catches-fire-20210730-p58eg7 French renewable giant Neoen’s Victorian Big Battery at Geelong caught fire on Friday, only a day after it began operations. In the first major fire at big battery project in Australia, a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at the 300 megawatt battery project at … Continue reading Victoria’s Tesla Big Battery Catches Fire

“Sleep Disturbance Caused By Wind Turbines”-Cooper

20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The Cooper Hypothesis of “Sleep Disturbance caused by Wind Turbines”In the Cape Bridgewater study (2015) Steven Cooper presented a hypothesis that the disturbance from wind farms was related to changes in the power output of the wind farm. Dr Paul Schomer endorsed Cooper’s study and In June 2017 … Continue reading “Sleep Disturbance Caused By Wind Turbines”-Cooper

EPA Wind Facility Noise Compliance Management

20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The new EPA controlled wind facility noise compliance management is all bark but no bite.Unlike the Building Control Commission, which prosecutes bad building work and/or bad builders, there is no wind industry regulatory body, to weed out bad acousticians.The EPA has no authority to access the wind facility … Continue reading EPA Wind Facility Noise Compliance Management

Sleep Disturbance And Industrial Wind: Update With Stephen Cooper

18th March, 2021 By Sherri Lange, Master Resource Source: https://www.masterresource.org/windpower-health-effects/sleep-disturbance-wind-stephen-cooper/ “It would appear in our recent work that the major level of disturbance occurs during the change in the power output of the windfarm and that the percentage of the change is significantly less than that presented in Cape Bridgewater.”“In Australia, residents can plot the … Continue reading Sleep Disturbance And Industrial Wind: Update With Stephen Cooper