Developers furious as opponent’s right to appeal restored in NSW

When it was in power the New South Wales State Labor government stripped opponents of their right to appeal against wind farm developments – why let people have a say, hey? The Liberal (Coalition) government has finally moved to restore them – with developers reacting with their characteristic childish impertinence. Development applications have been handled […]

Wind Power: the “Joke” that just isn’t funny anymore

**** South-Eastern Australia enjoyed a few typically warm summers days last week and the weather pattern saw wind power output collapse – as it does more than 100 times every year.  In our post yesterday we covered the resulting spike in wholesale power prices and “load-shedding” that saw small business owners in Victoria’s coastal tourist […]

Which Barry is our Barry?

There’s an old saying. Seven days in politics makes one weak. And last week we were fine tuning our blogging skills to applaud the Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell, for taking positive steps to bring wind farm operations under the control of the Environment Protection Authority. However, on finding out that the NSW […]

The government wind farm meeting the Premier (probably) doesn’t know about

The New South Wales Government has caved into community pressure over coal seam gas mining partly due to the noise impact on local residents, while one of its departments is organising an invitation-only meeting to consolidate the state’s wind farm industry. As reported in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, the government has announced a ban on […]