Greens: Reject Robbins Island Wind Farm

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

Large Waste Problem

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

Call To Halt Robbins Island Proposal

24th April, 2021 By Helen Kempton, Mercury A Tasmanian bird expert has thrown his weight behind claims Robbins Island is a sanctuary for shorebirds and no place for a wind farm. A group of locals, including independent state election candidate Craig Garland, has long been calling for UPC Renewables’ proposed wind farm on the island … Continue reading Call To Halt Robbins Island Proposal

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.

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