Wind Turbines in the News: Australia

Future wind
Some recent international studies have shown a decrease in wind speeds in several parts of the globe, including across Australia. However, more recent results by CSIRO show that Australia’s average wind speed is actually increasing.

Activists take tilt at windmill policy

WHEN the wind power men came knocking on Charlie Arnott’s door, the biodynamic farmer from Boorowa on the southwest slopes of NSW invited them in with an open mind.

“My initial response was it was green, renewable and I would have a look at it,” he says. But Arnott quickly changed his mind. “This wind industry is not green at all. The only thing green about it is the colour of the money.”

Wind vs demand

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