Articles filed under General from Australia / New Zealand

Huge wind turbine producer takes over Southern Downs farm

One of the country's largest producers of wind turbines has taken control of the proposed Rabbit Ridge Wind Farm project. Goldwind Australia has taken the reins on the Dalveen-based project, which first became a realisation under Tim Lucas' stewardship. Mr Lucas first brought his vision to the community's attention back in 2013 and it's been a hard slog since.
20 Feb 2018

Wind farm axed at Bullecourt battlefield

Families of diggers who fell one hundred years ago on the Bullecourt battlefield in France have forced an energy company to abandon plans to build a wind farm on the historic site. Engie has announced it will halt the development of the project in response to an Australian backlash.
20 Nov 2017

Hurrah, these turbines won’t be blowing in the wind

After more than 10 years of working on the project, RES Australia has formally announced the “discontinuation of Penshurst Wind Farm Project”. It “no longer considers this project to be an ongoing development opportunity”. So the people around Penshurst at least will now be able to — literally — sleep soundly at night.
1 Nov 2017

We’ll have it right when renewables mafia squeals

As things stand, energy distributors are forced to buy in baseload at absurd spot prices while the wind and solar kings sit around their idle generators and count their profits. Why should the taxpayer have to pay for unfeasibly large batteries from a US billionaire because of the failure of highly subsidised renewable energy plants to provide electricity around the clock? The Finkel review says that should change.
19 Sep 2017

Tilting at windmills

Opponents, however, say common sense has prevailed. A representative from the Blueskin Amenity and Landscape Society, formed in opposition to the wind farm,  has said it was time for the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust to say enough was enough.
15 Sep 2017

Chatham Island wind turbines dismantled

"We've discontinued our relationship. There's a significant amount of money that needs to be expended on the turbines," said Brian Harris, chief executive of Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust, which oversees the power company Chatham Islands Electricity. Any proposal to get the turbines up and running again "needs to be cost-effective and reduce energy costs on the island".
3 Aug 2017

Lack of wind a big blow for Infigen and power prices

If electricity consumers were not already being squeezed by the closure of Victoria's coal burning Hazelwood power station, an extraordinary lack of wind in the past few months has certainly compounded the problem. The large wind-focussed generator, Infigen Energy has been forced to downgrade its full-year profit forecast due to what it says has been the least windy period it has endured put its current capacity together in 2012.
23 Jun 2017

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