Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

Blog's photo for Decision makers see unprecedented support for Rye Park Wind Farm
When Planning Departments put projects out into the public domain, they expect to hear mostly from objectors. Not a bundle of laughs, but pretty much what they’ve come to expect. When the first public exhibition went out for the Rye Park Wind Farm between Yass and Boorowa on the southern...
Blog's photo for Collector returns to wind for its prosperity
The town of Collector has a past with windmills. In 1847 a grain mill opened in the town that was powered by an old-fashioned windmill. Standing on what became known as Mill Hill it operated for over 50 years, turning grain into flour.  Sixth generation Collector resident and President of...
Blog's photo for How much power does a wind farm make?
People do say stupid stuff about wind farms. Sometimes it's just wilful ignorance but also, the scale of what wind farms generate is not always clear. A friend recently had someone say to her 'Those things wouldn't even power Bungendore. They don't actually make that much power.' "How do I...
Blog's photo for Help build a new wind farm in NSW
Write a letter of support for the 109 turbine Rye Park Wind Farm near Yass, NSW.
Blog's photo for Climbing the RET mountain
Are we meeting our Renewable Energy Target? Well, on current trends you'd have to say, not really.  The Clean Energy Regulator issued a report card on our progress last week and while the official line is that meeting the 23% by 2020 target is ‘on track’, progress was described as...
Blog's photo for More trickle than torrent
Friday 6th May 2016 When the National Wind Farm Commissioner hung out his shingle in November 2015, at a cost of $2 million over four years, we might have expected a flood of complaints from hundreds of unhappy residents to pour forth. Instead, it’s been more of a trickle. Appearing...