Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

Blog's photo for Victorian Minister speaks to AWA members
Earlier this week, a crowd of Australian Wind Alliance members and supporters were treated to an exclusive ‘on the couch’ session with Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio. Minister D’Ambrosio was interviewed by Sophie Vorrath, Deputy Editor of Renew Economy and One Step Off the Grid...
Blog's photo for A day of endings and beginnings
It’s not often that both ends of the climate change policy spectrum - the new technologies we’re moving to and the old technologies where we’re moving away from - come to the fore on the same day, but on 3 November, 2016 that’s what occurred.
Blog's photo for While Turnbull dithers on coal, wind powers on!
The PM re-opened the discussion on coal power this week with some pretty bullish comments.While in Brisbane, the PM declared coal will be part of Australia’s energy mix for “many, many, many decades to come” and made the rather fretful statement that “strangling the Australian coal industry is not going...
Blog's photo for South Australia's Blackout - The Facts
What happened in South Australia on Wednesday 28th September? A one-in-50 year weather event hit South Australia with severe thunderstorms and damaging winds exceeding 90 km/h. Hail the size of golf balls struck the state with 80,000 lightning strikes reported. The severe storm resulted in catastrophic damage to power infrastructure with...
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...