Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

Blog's photo for Wind energy turns 30!
This year, wind energy in Australia turns 30, and boy, has it come a long way. From the first large scale wind farm (well, it was large-scale in those days), near Esperance Western Australia, this year saw construction of more than seven seriously large-scale wind farms, with more to come...
Blog's photo for Kentucky's all ears for wind power
What better way to bolster the economic fortunes of a regional community than hosting a wind or a solar farm? And what better way to entice people out from their homes on a Thursday night than some spot-on information and a top-notch, home-cooked supper at the Kentucky Memorial Hall! A...
Blog's photo for Turbines coming to Australia’s newest wind district
The Great Dividing Range that runs from Western Victoria all the way up to North Queensland is one of Australia’s windiest areas. All along the range, there are high-altitude areas where the wind blows strongly and dependably. While some of those regions, like Western Victoria and NSW’s Southern Tablelands, have...
Blog's photo for AWA Wind Meet Up: Policy certainty to drive regional growth
If you’re interested in wind power, Victoria is a great place to be right now. The state government has just legislated a VRET - 40% renewable energy by 2025 - and the first auction for 650 megawatts of new wind and solar projects will be opened before the end of...
Blog's photo for Politics trumps renewables. Australians get NEGged again
What can we say. We’d be shocked if we hadn’t been hearing the same ideological spin for so long. Having commissioned the exhaustive Finkel review that identified more renewables as the solution to our energy woes, the Prime Minister has trashed 12 months of work and consultation and dumped its...
Blog's photo for A 28% “Clean” Energy Target will fail, Frydenberg told.
Some people, it seems, just can’t get over coal, no matter what the cost. When the Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, recommended the government adopt a Clean Energy Target the cry went up from coal-lovers in their party - give us more coal! That’s why the Australian Wind Alliance joined...