Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

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...
Blog's photo for South Australian wind power a big target
The success of wind and solar power in cleaning up South Australia’s energy mix has made it a big target. In the 8 years from 2005 to 2013, South Australia’s emissions dropped by 34.5%*. With the closure of Northern coal-burning plant and addition of new wind farms at Snowtown and...
Blog's photo for NSW catching up with new planning guidelines
After nearly five years of political impasse, the NSW government looks ready to finally settle on planning guidelines for wind farms in their state. This is something we've been pushing for since before the last state election so the announcement is welcome. The Department has released the new draft guidelines...