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The celebrated conservationist David Bellamy gives the thumbs up to Wairarapa wine but a big thumbs down to wind farms.
DEVELOPERS of a proposed wind farm near Gunning publicly apologised for retracting their compensation offer to landowners, a public meeting in Gunning on Tuesday night.
WIND farms proposed for the Ben Lomond and Furracabad/Waterloo areas are likely to proceed to the next stage, despite a decision by one of the developers to focus more on China, where renewable energy is more economically viable.
Landowners opposed to a planned wind farm in New South Wales will not rule out taking legal action against energy developers.
Hawke's Bay residents will end up paying more for electricity if two windfarms proposed for the ranges near Te Pohue go ahead, says a group trying to prevent their development.
A PUBLIC meeting about the proposed Evandale wind farm drew an emotional response from a large crowd that spilled out of the Parkesbourne church hall.
LIVERPOOL Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has given the go ahead to a $9 million wind farm near Murrurundi. Now all the developers need is the same support from Upper Hunter Shire Council.
Unison, with Tasmanian-based firm Roaring 40s, was given resource consent by the Hastings District Council's hearings committee for 16 turbines in August last year - a decision which was almost immediately appealed by Hawke's Bay historian Patrick Parsons' Outstanding Natural Landscapes Protection Society.
Yass Valley Councillors have pledged their support to local residents opposing the proposed Conroy's Gap wind farm.
Three wind farms, including one of the biggest in the country, are being planned for Waikato.
Hugh Barr, spokesman for the Quartz Hill Reserve Charitable Trust, announced today that the Trust has appealed the decision of the Commissioners of the Wellington City and Regional Councils, on Meridian Energy’s 70 turbine “West Wind” windfarm at Makara.
The Nationals' Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson, is working to overturn the approval of the Taralga wind farm near Goulburn in southern New South Wales.
AS the dust settles on last week's decision to approve of the Taralga windfarm, the development's opponents are digging in and seeking legal advice to stop the project going ahead.
A proposed wind farm development north of the Canberra suburb of Hall has residents so concerned, some are considering legal action to prevent ActewAGL from proceeding with its plans.
"Because this is rather new technology, most of the information is coming from the developers themselves and they are not going to raise matters that might be detrimental to the industry.... They are trying to rush these developments through for at the moment the system is very attractive with its tax shelters and carbon credit availability. But we need to slow this all down and look long term at the issues."
State-owned electricity generator Meridian Energy – which has just won a controversial resource consent for its Makara windfarm near Wellington – says it is eyeing another 10 windfarms.
Resource consent has been granted to build New Zealand's second largest windfarm, in a unanimous decision by a panel of four commissioners.
A COMMUNITY group of concerned citizens has formed in the wake of Snowy River Shire Council approving a development application for a 16-turbine wind farm at Snowy Plain.
OPPONENTS of the proposed Denmark windfarm claim the community is being unnecessarily divided by claims and counter-claims over the suitability of the Ocean Beach site. They say there has been a distortion of the facts, and have defended the Denmark Shire's rejection of the proposal. Land surveyor Peter Mortimer said the community had already shown it was strongly against the Wilson's Head site chosen by Denmark Community Windfarm Inc (DCW).
But world energy resources are adequate to meet this sustained growth trend because global oil reserves today exceed the cumulative projected production to 2030, IEA said. This optimistic outlook, however, is based on a reference scenario that IEA describes as "unsustainable." Under that reference scenario, primary world energy demand increases by an average rate of 1.6%/year, with fossil fuels accounting for 83% of the projected increase. By 2030, the world consumes 16.3 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (toe)/year5.5 billion toe more than it does todaywith more than two thirds of energy use coming from developing countries.