Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

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...
Blog's photo for Barnaby hops on board
Given the jobs and income that wind farms deliver for rural Australia, it's been a bit of a mystery that wind hasn't enjoyed more support from the 'party of the bush', the Nationals. With wind energy booming around the world, new wind farms are an ideal way for rural Australia...
Blog's photo for Spread the benefits
It seems perfectly obvious to us that financial benefits from wind farms should be spread equitably throughout communities that host wind farms. Of course, if you were opposing wind farms, as they do at The Australian, you'd be a bit concerned to see this happening. After all, people might start...