Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

Blog's photo for Help shape the future of wind energy in NSW
What’s at stake The NSW Planning Department has developed a new Planning Framework for wind farms in NSW. It replaces the existing Draft Guidelines for wind farms which have languished in draft form since 2011. There are some positives in the new framework but an overzealous approach to ‘visual impact’...
Blog's photo for Save ARENA!
There are so many reasons that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, or ARENA, should have a bigger and stronger role in building Australia's clean energy future. But instead, the government wants to cut $1.3 billion from this successful organisation, dropping early stage clean energy developers off a cliff and cutting...
Blog's photo for How a rural doctor became an advocate for wind
AWA member, Dr Marjorie Cross, runs the medical practice in Bungendore, NSW, a few kilometres down the road from the Capital and Woodlawn Wind Farms. Dr. Cross has been treating patients in Bungendore for around 30 years so she's in the perfect position to know whether or not wind farms...
Blog's photo for Wind farm vision fires up COAG rally
AWA member and wind farm neighbour Dimity Taylor joined an inspiring line up of speakers at a snap rally in front of the COAG meeting last Friday. Organised by Friends of the Earth, the rally brought together a wide range of groups, all calling on the nation's Energy ministers to...
Blog's photo for New Energy Minister making right noises
The only major surprise in the naming of the new Turnbull cabinet post-election was the joining of the Energy and Environment portfolios. Josh Frydenberg, who had previously held Energy, Resources and Northern Australia was relieved of the latter two and given Environment. On first blush, this looks to be promising...
Blog's photo for States lead the charge
While federal government rhetoric towards renewable energy is on the improve (see our blog on recent comments from Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg) the investment drought caused by the anti-renewables Tony Abbott era continues. With the notable exception of the White Rock Wind Farm, no large scale wind farm has...