Media Release from Tim Le Roy, Coastal Guardians
Yet another wind energy mirage evaporates as Vestas Wind Energy announced today the closure of their Portland (Victoria) blade manufacturing plant with an estimated 140 job losses........"Premier Brumby has an opportunity to wipe the slate clean on wind energy as well as save some of Victorias' most treasured landscapes. Former planning minister, Mary Delahunty, approved wind turbines at Cape Bridgewater in 2002 but with the caveat "I also stated that planning approvals will not be granted for the four sites until satisfactory evidence is provided that the wind turbine manufacturing facility associated with the proposal will proceed in Victoria.""
August 22, 2007
by Tim Le Roy
Yet another wind energy mirage evaporates as Vestas Wind Energy announced today the closure of their Portland (Victoria) blade manufacturing plant with an estimated 140 job losses.
"Vestas is regrettably compelled to close down its blade factory in Portland, Australia, effective from the year-end."
Coastal Guardians Victoria spokesperson, Tim Le Roy, called on Victorian Premier, John Brumby, to immediately suspend and review the subsidies to the wind industry on the basis that most of their claims of job creation have proved false. "The Bracks Labor government recently made $2 billion available to the wind industry as subsidies under the... [continue via Web link]