150 regional jobs on line in wind farm stoush over Chinese steel 20th February 2021 By Paul Sakkal, The Age Source; https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/150-regional-jobs-on-line-in-wind-farm-stoush-over-chinese-steel-20210219-p5743a.html More than 150 regional jobs are at risk because a multinational has chosen to use cheaper imported steel, likely from China, instead of local product to build a $360 million wind farm in … Continue reading Wind Farm Stoush
'One approved windfarm with 31 turbines is less than 2km from Hawkesdale’s town centre...'
2nd August 2020 by Daniel Miles-ABC South West Vic Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-02/victorian-farmer-ploughs-message-to-ausnet-powerlines-myrniong/12516126 Farmer Peter Muir normally grows canola, wheat and barley in this western Victorian paddock(Supplied: Moorabool And Central Highlands Power Alliance) A western Victorian farmer has taken a plough to one of his most productive paddocks to send a message to the company behind a … Continue reading Victorian Farmer Ploughs Message To Ausnet Over Powerline Project Into Myrniong Paddock
"...brolgas are not breeding within 5km of wind farms in Victoria."- Hamish Cumming.
'An AEMO spokesman said the scale and pace of solar and wind generation connected in electrically remote areas of the National Energy Market was presenting “unprecedented” technical issues that were affecting grid performance and operational stability.'
July 27, 2019-Alex Ford, The Courier In an Australian-first, radar-activated aviation lights have been installed on turbines at the Lal Lal Wind Farm east of Ballarat. First: One of the radar detectors on a turbine outside Yendon. Pictures: Lachlan Bence Instead of leaving aviation lights on at all times on the turbines, or removing them … Continue reading Lal Lal Wind Farm Uses Radar For Aircraft Lights
30th June, 2019 Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sunday Age A farming couple whose sheep produced award-winning ultra-fine wool are suing energy giant AGL for $2.3 million for negligence, accusing it of destroying their business after more than half their flock died amid construction of a wind farm next door. Andrew (Gus) Gardner, his wife, Ann, and … Continue reading Award-Winning Sheep Farmers Sue AGL Over Wind Farm Construction.
17th February, 2019 ABC Landline ABC's Landline television program aired a story on the development of wind farms in Western Victoria and how this 'gold rush' of wind, solar and battery farms impacts on the landscape, local people and farmers. Wind and Solar Developments are creating increasing stress and overload being placed onto the statewide … Continue reading ‘Gold Rush’ of Wind Farms in Western Victoria.