After a bit over 12 months bringing together wind energy supporters in Victoria, VicWind is ready to expand our horizons.
In that time we’ve grown to over 4000 supporters (including more than 400 financial members) – farmers, wind workers, small business and community supporters – who all value wind power as a clean, safe and effective source of energy.
Wind supporters from New South Wales and South Australia have been in touch to ask why we’re restricting our work to just one state when wind energy enjoys such strong support in those two states as well. I didn’t have a good answer.
It also made sense for us, being in the middle of a campaign to see stronger national renewable energy laws, to shift our focus out beyond Victoria’s borders.
So we’ve decided it’s time for us to shift our identity to the Australian Wind Alliance, to reflect the work we know needs to be done.
We incorporated as the Australian Wind Alliance Ltd in 2012, but have operated under the name of VicWind with an initial focus on Victoria, work which will continue as Angela and I continue to work with our Victorian members from our respective bases in Portland and Ballarat.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have been part of Vicwind's work to date. It feels like a major step for us so we'd love to hear your thoughts on this move.
Over coming weeks you’ll see a few changes in our communications to reflect our national identity. The first of these is our new national website, where you’ll find our petition for a stronger Renewable Energy Target.
Sign the petition and share it with as many of your friends as possible.
Of course, our work will remain the same - networking together wind supporters to give voice to the strong community support for wind power.
PS. You can also make a speed submission to the RET Review process at the new AWA site -windalliance.org.au/submission