8th August 2022 Statement by Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP, Greens Environment and Biodiversity Spokesperson Source: tasmaniantimes.com Robbins Island development should be rejected under precautionary principle. Federal and state environment ministers need to heed a recent Federal Court decision and apply the precautionary principle to the EPBC assessment for UPC’s proposed Robbins Island windfarm. This development should … Continue reading Greens: Reject Robbins Island Wind Farm
Tasmania's booming wind farm industry could lead to a giant dilemma 19th June 2022 By Meg Powell, The Examiner Source: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7786059/how-tasmanias-booming-wind-farm-industry-could-lead-to-a-giant-dilemma/ Amid the boom of Tasmania’s wind farming industry, researchers have warned thousands of turbine blades could end up in landfill unless end-of-life programs are established. That’s according to a new study from the University … Continue reading Large Waste Problem
Robbins Island windfarm proposal gets more than 380 representations 14th March, 2022 By Meg Whitfield, The Advocate More than 380 representations have been received in response to a development application for a proposed 122-turbine windfarm at Robbins Island, off Circular Head. Proponents UPC Robbins Island lodged the development application and Environmental Action Plan for the contentious … Continue reading Robbins Island Windfarm Proposal
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
'Of course, wind farms are ugly, and of course they also whimsically produce a totally unreliable electricity - here today, no wind tomorrow - that's turned our power system into an expensive joke. But they've also been killing many more birds than our planners predicted.' - Andrew Bolt
Tasmania – Australia’s offshore wind farm? -Guest post by Tom Quirk and Paul Miskelly.
Is it possible that Tasmania could become Australia’s offshore wind farm? A proposal by UPC Renewables  an international developer of wind farms, suggests that a 1000 MW wind farm could play on important role in moderating the intermittent supply of electricity from renewable resources.
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?
They should have told us before Australia was vandalised with 100 wind farms.
But the Greens now finally admit they’re bird-killers.
Tuesday 16 July, 2019 Graham Lloyd- Environment Editor-Front page of The Australian, Environmental crusader Bob Brown has exposed a conspiracy of silence by the Greens and their supporters on the true cost and unintended consequences of renewable power. MORE: Wind farm ‘new Franklin Dam’ | Crusader Brown turns against wind farm Dr Brown yesterday stood by … Continue reading Greens Exposed As Bob Brown Baulks At Turbines In His Backyard