Caught in the wind storm
With each turbine attracting a $250 - $500,000 subsidy from electricity consumers annually, or "$325 to $650 million a year across the region," he says the money is going into energy companies' revenues, "essentially to support an otherwise uneconomic industry."
August 8, 2012
by Louise Thrower
in Goulburn Post
The Hume electorate could be hosting nearly one fifth of the wind turbines needed to meet the federal government's renewable energy target.
With 1266 turbines either proposed, approved or under construction in an area targeted for its strong winds, the number is set to grow, says Liberal candidate Angus Taylor.
"What we know is that nationwide we need 6000 to 7000 turbines to meet the renewable energy target," he told the Post.
"A good portion of this target will be in this area, so I expect a seven to tenfold increase. I can't think of any other industry that has to grow at this... [continue via Web link]