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Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has reportedly rejected calls to fund another wind farm project, at Denmark in south-west Western Australia, until a national code is established.
Greenpeace has accused federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell of engaging in an anti-wind farm vendetta following his rejection of a project in Western Australia.
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has joined the debate on another wind farm project, rejecting calls to fund a scheme in Western Australia.
THE West Australian Government will fight a Howard Government decision to oppose a second wind farm, after labelling federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell's latest ruling "a joke".
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has weighed in to a community debate on another wind farm project, rejecting calls to fund a scheme in Western Australia.
In the meantime I note that the wind here in Galloway shows no sign of getting up. Anyone care for a candlelit dinner?
NEVER mind the orange-bellied parrot. Wind energy, one of the ethical investment sector's great success stories over the past decade, has passed its peak.
A group of Newfield residents are vowing to fight plans to build a wind farm near the town.
IT is hard to argue with the compassionate logic that says every bird counts in a population of parrots that has dropped below 200.
INTERNATIONAL power companies are increasingly worried about energy security and greenhouse emission but still plan to build much of their future on coal, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Utilities Global Survey 2006.
WESTWIND Energy has applied for a planning permit for its "wind energy facility" at Mt Mercer. The wind farm application is for up to 64 turbines and infrastructure including access roads, cabling, a sub-station, switchyard and concrete batching plant.
THE company behind a contentious plan to build a wind farm at Newfield is expected to lodge a planning permit application with Corangamite Shire Council by August.
A legal expert from the Environment Defenders Office in Victoria is predicting the Bald Hills wind farm issue in the state's south-east is far from over.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT Broadcast: 17/04/2006 Government vetos wind farm development Reporter: Mary Gearin
BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus was part of a community campaign opposing a $220 million wind farm at Bald Hills in South Gippsland.
His decision came as legal and environment groups indicated that he could end up in the High Court if he acted on a threat to take control of wind farm approvals from the states, on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Senator Campbell last week overturned State Government approval of the Bald Hills wind farm in South Gippsland because it might kill rare orange-bellied parrots.
Maxine Keane, a resident whose property neighbours the Hawkesdale project, said she was concerned what effect noise would have on her family and native wildlife. Ms Keane said birds such as wedge-tailed eagles and kingfishers nested in the area and she feared building and continuing noise may scare them away.
THE proposed $270 million Heemskirk wind farm project was substantially different to one refused in Victoria, federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell said yesterday.
Tasmanian wind farm company Roaring Forties says it will not seek alternative sites for its proposed Heemskirk wind farm in Tasmania if it is knocked back on environmental grounds.
A national wind farm industry body says South Australian projects are in jeopardy because of a Federal Government decision to block a wind farm in Victoria.