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Image for the news item: GE and GPG secure wind turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

GE and GPG secure wind turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy today announced an agreement with Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) to supply and install 28 3.4MW...

Image for the news item: Rye Park Wind Farm in southern NSW approved

Rye Park Wind Farm in southern NSW approved

A major wind farm that has sparked division in a rural community north of Canberra has been approved, but with 17 fewer turbines...

Image for the news item: Planning green light for NSW Biala wind

Planning green light for NSW Biala wind

Planning consent has been granted in NSW for the construction of a 31 turbine wind farm near Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands....

Image for the news item: New Victorian Wind Farm Operated From Canberra

New Victorian Wind Farm Operated From Canberra

The recently completed Ararat wind farm in Victoria is now generating enough power for 37,000 Canberra homes as the ACT continues...

Image for the news item: Wind Farm Pioneers - up close and personal with Tarago wind towers

Wind Farm Pioneers - up close and personal with Tarago wind towers

As a motorist heading home along the buzzing concrete of the Federal Highway, I have often gazed in wonder at the wind farms...

Image for the news item: Infigen's Bodangora wind farm to proceed to construction

Infigen's Bodangora wind farm to proceed to construction

Infigen Energy today announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington...

Image for the news item: Community feel short-changed by planned cuts to Rye Park Wind Farm

Community feel short-changed by planned cuts to Rye Park Wind Farm

Rye Park residents will speak out against the NSW government's move to reduce the size of a proposed wind farm in the area...

Image for the news item: New SERREE Industry Cluster Member - Professional Wind Services

New SERREE Industry Cluster Member - Professional Wind Services

SERREE warmly welcomes Kym Dodd from Professional Wind Services as a new Industry Cluster Member.

Image for the news item: Infigen secures PPA for 113 MW Bodangora wind farm project

Infigen secures PPA for 113 MW Bodangora wind farm project

Infigen Energy (ASX: IFN) today announced that Infigen and its development partner have secured a power purchase agreement...

Image for the news item: Wind energy setting records around the world, canât shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy setting records around the world, can’t shake policy uncertainty

Wind power had a big year in 2016  –  but it risks an unpredictable future in the face of uncertain policy in the United...

Image for the news item: Vestas Wind Turbine Smashes World Record

Vestas Wind Turbine Smashes World Record

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 ton blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of...

Image for the news item: Bush Fire Forces Temporary Closure of Capital & Woodlawn Wind Farms

Bush Fire Forces Temporary Closure of Capital & Woodlawn Wind Farms

Infigen Energy temporarily closed the Capital and Woodlawn wind farms last week while a fire burning on tablelands near Tarago...

Image for the news item: Tilt Renewables Australia demerges Trustpower, wind farm developer

Tilt Renewables Australia demerges Trustpower, wind farm developer

Trustpower has become two separately listed companies on the Australian stock exchange: Tilt Renewables and Trustpower Limited.

Image for the news item: Australia's AGL lines up funding for $340 mln wind farm

Australia's AGL lines up funding for $340 mln wind farm

AGL Energy Ltd, Australia's No. 2 energy retailer, said on Thursday it will build a A$450 million ($338 million) wind farm...

Image for the news item: NSW government releases new wind energy framework

NSW government releases new wind energy framework

The NSW Government has released a new wind energy framework. This new framework will provide greater clarity, consistency...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy opportunities still blowin' in the wind

Renewable energy opportunities still blowin' in the wind

Over the next couple of decades, wind and solar power looks set to overtake coal and gas-fired generation in Australia, and...

Image for the news item: New NSW Wind Energy Framework

New NSW Wind Energy Framework

The NSW Government has released a new wind energy framework. The framework will encourage opportunities to harness clean...

Image for the news item: 90,000 Canberra homes to be powered by two new wind farms

90,000 Canberra homes to be powered by two new wind farms

Two new wind farms that will be built in NSW next year will power 90,000 ACT homes with renewable electricity, climate change...

Image for the news item: Largest wind farm in NSW to commence construction

Largest wind farm in NSW to commence construction

The 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm will commence construction in the New Year, having secured project financing. The project will...

Image for the news item: Australian industry sees potential in wind and solar

Australian industry sees potential in wind and solar

It has taken years of fierce resistance and catastrophising about the supposed cost and economic impacts from the shift from...

Image for the news item: Construction to begin on $75 million Victorian Wind Farm Project

Construction to begin on $75 million Victorian Wind Farm Project

Canberra's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of its $75 million Kiata wind farm in...

Image for the news item: Southern NSW farmer optimistic about economic benefits of proposed 122-turbine wind farm

Southern NSW farmer optimistic about economic benefits of proposed 122-turbine wind farm

There is hope a major wind farm being proposed in southern New South Wales could help support a new generation of farmers...

Image for the news item: Australian company to play vital role in major renewable energy project

Australian company to play vital role in major renewable energy project

Wilson Transformer Company, with manufacturing bases in Albury-Wodonga and Glen Waverley, has secured a major contract to...

Image for the news item: The 2016 global wind energy outlook

The 2016 global wind energy outlook

The GWEO presents future visions for the global wind energy industry out to 2020, 2030 and up to 2050. These scenarios are...

Image for the news item: Biggest wind turbine blades arrive in Australia

Biggest wind turbine blades arrive in Australia

The first of the turbine blades for the 175MW White Rock Wind Farm in NSW have been shipped to Australia, marking the arrival...

Image for the news item: Australian first project to harness sun, wind and batteries

Australian first project to harness sun, wind and batteries

A world-leading project combining solar, wind and battery storage will be built near Hughenden in North Queensland, delivering...

Image for the news item: Have your say on south east NSW wind farms

Have your say on south east NSW wind farms

Crookwell 2 and 3 and Bango wind farms are open for community consultation.

Image for the news item: Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

A leader of the global wind energy industry has identified Australia as a future wind turbine manufacturing hub, as the world...

Image for the news item: Asia-Pacific developing nationsâ wind power capacity seen to double in 10 years

Asia-Pacific developing nations’ wind power capacity seen to double in 10 years

Annual power capacity from wind is expected to more than double by 2025 in the Asia Pacific region as more developing countries,...

Image for the news item: Why BlueScope cares more about wind farms than submarines

Why BlueScope cares more about wind farms than submarines

Battling Arrium will on Thursday produce the first steel from its Whyalla steelworks for a 600km upgrade of railway lines...

Image for the news item: How wind farms provide a safety net for farmers, communities

How wind farms provide a safety net for farmers, communities

In the 1950s, Australia “rode on the sheep's back”. Wool was commanding obscene amounts of money, and farmers experienced...

Image for the news item: Windlab to develop wind farm in Kenya

Windlab to develop wind farm in Kenya

Meru County Governor Peter Munya has concluded a contract with Windlab to develop a large-scale wind farm in the Kenyan County....

Image for the news item: New south-east NSW wind farm to be built to power the ACT with renewable energy

New south-east NSW wind farm to be built to power the ACT with renewable energy

A local wind farm has won a bid to supply 41,600 ACT homes with energy, while a third successful bid from a South Australian...

Image for the news item: Have your say on the new NSW wind energy planning framework

Have your say on the new NSW wind energy planning framework

The NSW Government is inviting feedback on a new wind energy planning framework until Friday 16 September 2016. The new framework...

Image for the news item: More wind and solar? Not a problem, says market operator

More wind and solar? Not a problem, says market operator

The Australian Energy Market Operator has shot down claims that Australia cannot accommodate any more wind and solar, saying...

Image for the news item: Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

The ACT government says submissions to its latest “next generation” renewable energy tender indicate that solar power...

Image for the news item: Australia's first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra

Australia's first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra

Australia’s first large-scale solar farm to be co-located with wind turbines will be built near Canberra, in a development...

Image for the news item: Analytics investment delivers dividends for Infigen Energy

Analytics investment delivers dividends for Infigen Energy

National renewable energy provider Infigen Energy is looking at boosting the granularity of the data it obtains from its...

Image for the news item: First Wind Tower Ever To Feature Australian Indigenous Art â Hornsdale Switches On

First Wind Tower Ever To Feature Australian Indigenous Art – Hornsdale Switches On

South Australia’s newest wind farm, the Neoen and Siemens developed Hornsdale project, was switched on to the grid in a...

Image for the news item: Windlab & Acciona Win Victorian Govt Tender

Windlab & Acciona Win Victorian Govt Tender

Two new wind farms will be built in regional Victoria in the next year after winning a state government tender designed to...

Image for the news item: US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

Another favourite argument of wind energy opponents in Australia, that properties located nearby to wind farms will suffer...

Image for the news item: Origin sells 30MW SE NSW wind farm for $72m

Origin sells 30MW SE NSW wind farm for $72m

Origin Energy has announced the sale of its 30MW Cullerin Range Wind Farm in New South Wales, nine months after the utility...

Image for the news item: Supporters of the Rye Park wind farm call for feedback

Supporters of the Rye Park wind farm call for feedback

Supporters of the Rye Park Wind Farm which spans Boorowa, Yass Valley and Upper Lachlan shires have put the call out for...

Image for the news item: NSW Wind farms produce more than coal generators

NSW Wind farms produce more than coal generators

Last month in South Australia, the state’s wind farms accounted for 49 per cent of all electricity demand, a useful contribution...

Image for the news item: Giving wind farm projects the best shot

Giving wind farm projects the best shot

Ensuring a wind farm is legally sound, communicating clearly with surrounding communities and developing a plan B in the...

Image for the news item: Global Wind Report 2015 â Annual market update

Global Wind Report 2015 – Annual market update

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today...

Image for the news item: Community attitudes to renewable energy in NSW

Community attitudes to renewable energy in NSW

The Community Attitudes to Renewable Energy in NSW report presents the results of a survey conducted in 2014 on community...

Image for the news item: Windlab eyes new growth, markets with $8m CEFC loan

Windlab eyes new growth, markets with $8m CEFC loan

Australian renewable energy developer Windlab is to receive $8 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, a funding...

Image for the news item: Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

Wind and solar growth is seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered...

Image for the news item: Yass Valley Wind Farm approved by PAC

Yass Valley Wind Farm approved by PAC

The Planning Assessment Commission approved the Yass Valley Wind Farm on 30 March 2016, marking the end of the project’s...

Image for the news item: China's State Power buys SE NSW wind farm for $300 million

China's State Power buys SE NSW wind farm for $300 million

China's state-owned utility State Power Investment Corp [CPWRI.UL], fresh from a $2.5 billion acquisition of Australian renewable...

Image for the news item: Thai wind giant buys stake in CWP, sees âtremendous potentialâ in Australian market

Thai wind giant buys stake in CWP, sees “tremendous potential” in Australian market

Leading Thai renewables company Wind Energy Holding has agreed to buy a stake in CWP Renewables, the Australian company behind...

Image for the news item: Latest wind auction winner promises millions in benefits to Canberra economy

Latest wind auction winner promises millions in benefits to Canberra economy

The fifth and final winner of the ACT government's large-scale wind reverse-auction will provide enough power for more than...

Image for the news item: Large scale solar costs near parity with wind energy in Australia

Large scale solar costs near parity with wind energy in Australia

There are a couple of big and exciting things about to happen in Australian energy markets: one is the rollout of battery...

Image for the news item: Windlab celebrate first generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Windlab celebrate first generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Windlab team celebrating 1st generation at Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - on time and on budget!

Image for the news item: Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy â repurposed as childrenâs playground

Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children’s playground

Parts of a retired wind turbine will be repurposed as children’s play equipment for at a park in Wonthaggi, south-east...

Image for the news item: New SERREE Corporate Member Suzlon announces completion of S111 turbine testing

New SERREE Corporate Member Suzlon announces completion of S111 turbine testing

Global renewable energy provider Suzlon Group has announced the completion of Type T testing and certification of its S111...

Image for the news item: Approval recommended for Yass Valley Wind Farm

Approval recommended for Yass Valley Wind Farm

Epuron welcomes the recommendation for approval of the Yass Valley Wind Farm by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment,...

Image for the news item: Neoen Hornsdale wind farm signs up for record low renewables tariff

Neoen Hornsdale wind farm signs up for record low renewables tariff

The first successful project in the ACT government's second large-scale wind reverse-auction has achieved Australia's lowest...

Image for the news item: Windlab opens global hub in Canberra city west

Windlab opens global hub in Canberra city west

Windlab opened its new "global operations hub" in the city this week, from where it plans to manage and operate wind farms...

Image for the news item: Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's wind power investment ban

Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's wind power investment ban

Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's controversial ban on government investment in wind power, in his first major break...

Image for the news item: Wind and solar to play centre stage at Paris climate talks

Wind and solar to play centre stage at Paris climate talks

In Copenhagen in 2009, the climate talks broke up in virtual disarray. It was clear to all that the major economies were...

Image for the news item: Solar wind park set for north Qld

Solar wind park set for north Qld

AUSTRALIA'S first large scale hybrid solar and wind plant will be built in north Queensland.

Image for the news item: New ACT wind energy auction attracts 15 proposals for more than 1,100MW

New ACT wind energy auction attracts 15 proposals for more than 1,100MW

The ACT government’s latest auction for wind energy projects has attracted 15 proposal totalling more than 1,100MW of capacity...

Image for the news item: Fresh hope for more turbines near Canberra as runners flock to wind run

Fresh hope for more turbines near Canberra as runners flock to wind run

ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell believes more federal government support for renewable energy triggered by Malcolm...

Image for the news item: Wind farms, solar to be 'key part' of Federal Government's energy strategy, Minister says

Wind farms, solar to be 'key part' of Federal Government's energy strategy, Minister says

Renewable energy will be a "key part" of the Federal Government's energy platform, the newly elevated Minister for Resources,...

Image for the news item: Goldwind gains approval for Gullen Range turbine locations

Goldwind gains approval for Gullen Range turbine locations

Wind developer and turbine manufacturer GoldWind has managed to secure retrospective planning approval for turbines found...

Image for the news item: AUSTRALIA'S ONLY WIND FARM FUN RUN ONE MONTH AWAY

AUSTRALIA'S ONLY WIND FARM FUN RUN ONE MONTH AWAY

Infigen Energy’s fourth annual fun run, ‘Run with the Wind’, is only one month away.

Image for the news item: A career in power generation moves from coal to wind

A career in power generation moves from coal to wind

With the mining boom now at an end, Australia is grappling with a sharp jobs contraction in the coal, gas and resources sectors....

Image for the news item: Biala Wind Farm to deliver $70m in local benefits

Biala Wind Farm to deliver $70m in local benefits

The 31 turbine Biala Wind Farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW would generate around $70m in economic benefits, according...

Image for the news item: ACT drives demand for turbines

ACT drives demand for turbines

The 100 MW Hornsdale Wind Farm, owned by French Renewable Energy Producer NEOEN, and leading international infrastructure...

Image for the news item: Blayney Mayor declares wind farm a boost to shire

Blayney Mayor declares wind farm a boost to shire

The shire of Blayney will receive a boost from the potential development of the Flyers Creek Wind Farm via payments of around...

Image for the news item: Simon Corbell opens bids for second wind auction to power more than 100,000 Canberra homes

Simon Corbell opens bids for second wind auction to power more than 100,000 Canberra homes

Environment Minister Simon Corbell will call for bids today in a second wind auction to power up to 106,000 Canberra homes...

Image for the news item: Sun (Master) Stroke: Solar Trigeneration in Action

Sun (Master) Stroke: Solar Trigeneration in Action

Atop the University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology building is a micro-urban...

Image for the news item: Work on Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown to create 250 construction jobs

Work on Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown to create 250 construction jobs

WORK on a new 100-turbine wind farm in South Australia’s mid-north is expected to start within months, creating up to 250...

Image for the news item: Wind firms welcome ACT government calling a second auction

Wind firms welcome ACT government calling a second auction

Wind-farm companies are eagerly awaiting detail from the ACT government on its new wind auction in the hope of giving new...

Image for the news item: Strategic options for delivering ownership and benefit sharing models for wind farms in NSW

Strategic options for delivering ownership and benefit sharing models for wind farms in NSW

A review of benefit sharing mechanisms implemented internationally to better understand and identify options for wind farms...

Image for the news item: Prices to give clean energy 'substantial' NSW boost

Prices to give clean energy 'substantial' NSW boost

NSW is lagging behind the pack on renewable energy, but the pricing signals are building for some action on new projects...

Image for the news item: Canberra academics slam anti-wind stance as ACT goes up breeze

Canberra academics slam anti-wind stance as ACT goes up breeze

The Abbott government's sharp direction to end funding for wind farms was a "retrograde" step which would further discourage...

Image for the news item: ACT to hold a new auction this year to fund more wind farms

ACT to hold a new auction this year to fund more wind farms

Wind farm projects in the Canberra region received new hope on Wednesday when ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell announced...

Image for the news item: Australia can be a global solar and wind superpower, and the CEFC is the key

Australia can be a global solar and wind superpower, and the CEFC is the key

Australia is perfectly placed to become the next global superpower of renewable energy, the "Saudi Arabia of solar" for the...

Image for the news item: Wind farm ban will hurt solar, renewable industry says

Wind farm ban will hurt solar, renewable industry says

The solar energy industry has accused the Abbott government of hypocrisy over a decision banning the $10 billion Clean Energy...

Image for the news item: Building work begins on Victorian wind farm to supply ACT with renewable energy

Building work begins on Victorian wind farm to supply ACT with renewable energy

Building work will begin today on a $50 million wind farm in Victoria which will supply renewable energy almost 700 kilometres...

Image for the news item: Australia-first risk management deal announced

Australia-first risk management deal announced

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced a “first of its kind” deal with Infigen Energy and the creation of a risk...

Image for the news item: ACT-backed wind farm project to go ahead in Victoria

ACT-backed wind farm project to go ahead in Victoria

The Ararat wind farm has secured finance to build 75 turbines in south-west Victoria, helping the Australian Capital Territory...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

The clean energy sector will finally face certainty after the parliament passed legislation to slash the renewable energy...

Image for the news item: Funds in the wind for community groups from Gunning Wind Farm

Funds in the wind for community groups from Gunning Wind Farm

Community, sport and education groups have benefitted from a funding boost from ACCIONA, the owner and operator of the Gunning...

Image for the news item: Renewable target not in doubt despite reliance on wind

Renewable target not in doubt despite reliance on wind

The ACT government is on track to reach its 90 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 despite needing to quadruple its...

Image for the news item: Annualised wind generation is greater than gas for the first time

Annualised wind generation is greater than gas for the first time

May 2015 was the first month in which total annualised generation from wind – generation in South Australia, Victoria,...

Image for the news item: RET delay looms as native wood blocks deal, Senators push against wind

RET delay looms as native wood blocks deal, Senators push against wind

The proposed inclusion of native wood waste in the cut-down renewable energy target is creating problems for both the Coalition...

Image for the news item: Wind Farm Open Day Draws a Positive Crowd

Wind Farm Open Day Draws a Positive Crowd

Last Sunday’s Taralga Wind Farm Community Open Day was a huge success, with over 250 people turning out to meet the staff...

Image for the news item: Downer EDI awarded contract for Ararat Wind Farm

Downer EDI awarded contract for Ararat Wind Farm

Downer EDI Limited (Downer) today announced it had been awarded a contract for work on the proposed Ararat Wind Farm Project...

Image for the news item: Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Australia, especially southern Australia, has some of the world’s best wind resources capable of producing significant...

Image for the news item: Local wind farms found to be meeting strict regulatory conditions

Local wind farms found to be meeting strict regulatory conditions

Four wind farms in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales, have passed the State Government’s regulatory checks with flying...