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Uncertainty remains over Musselroe wind farm plan

The $230 million project received environmental approval from the Federal Government last October. But since then the Government has decided against lifting its renewable energy targets and that has taken away the incentive for energy retailers to buy wind power.

Renewable energy company Roaring 40s admits the Musselroe wind farm planned for Tasmania's north-east is looking increasingly uncertain.

The $230 million project received environmental approval from the Federal Government last October.

But since then the Government has decided against lifting its renewable energy targets and that has taken away the incentive for energy retailers to buy wind power.

Roaring 40s has already scrapped the Heemskirk wind farm planned for the west coast and another in South Australia.

The company's managing director, Mark Kelleher, said the Musselroe project was also up in the air.

"There's meetings being held with the Federal Government over the next couple of weeks to see if some support can come out to enable the project to go ahead, but it's a difficult position at the moment," he said.

Renewable energy company Roaring 40s admits the Musselroe wind farm planned for Tasmania's north-east is looking increasingly uncertain.

The $230 million project received environmental approval from the Federal Government last October.

But since then the Government has decided against lifting its renewable energy targets and that has taken away the incentive for energy retailers to buy wind power.

Roaring 40s has already scrapped the Heemskirk wind farm planned for the west coast and another in South Australia.

The company's managing director, Mark Kelleher, said the Musselroe project was also up in the air.

"There's meetings being held with the Federal Government over the next couple of weeks to see if some support can come out to enable the project to go ahead, but it's a difficult position at the moment," he said.


Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/...

JUN 21 2006
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