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

Burn Money: Wind Farms In Tas and Vic Are “Correlated” — All Useless At The Same Time.

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[1] [1] 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.

It Must Be An Ill Wind That Blows Brown’s Ideals Away

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?

Greens Exposed As Bob Brown Baulks At Turbines In His Backyard

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