Wind

The RET: The Facts

BCCAN has produced a 3-fold pamphlet explaining some of the benefits of the Renewable Energy Target.

Please download, print and distribute in the Orange/Bathurst region.

As per the front of the pamphlet:

The RET (Renewable Energy Target)

  1. does NOT cost taxpayers anything!1,2

    yet because of it the solar industry now

  2. in 2012 employed more Australians than coal product, oil & gas extraction COMBINED3

    And that the Abbott Government's OWN modelling shows that

  3. keeping the RET will LOWER electricity prices 4

    and that according to the Clean Energy Council

  4. of all the RET Review submissions 99.5% favoured keeping or increasing the RET! 5

So why on Earth would anyone want to get rid of it?

 

Read the full pamphlet, including how removing the RET will help accelerate the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.

Flyers Creek Wind Farm Receives Planning Approval

BY: Cameron Love (Excerpt: Cenrec.com.au article "Flyers Creek Wind Farm wins Planning Approval")

Central NSW Renewable Energy Cooperative (CENREC) Monday 17 March welcomed the approval of the Flyers Creek Wind Farm.

Chair of CENREC Dr Patrick Bradbery said he was delighted that the Planning Assessment Commission had followed the approval from NSW Planning and Infrastructure and delivered its planning determination in favour of construction of the 42 turbine wind farm just west of Blayney.

“It is hoped the wind farm will now go ahead and suffer no further delay.  The last thing we need now is any weakening of the national Renewable Energy Target just as large scale wind projects are about to reach implementation.   The project represents an investment of over $195 million for this region.

“Flyers Creek Wind Farm will be the first opportunity in Australia for a local community to own a share of a commercially operated wind farm,” Dr Bradbery said.

Flyers Creek Wind Farm recommended for Approval

MEDIA RELEASE

RELEASED BY CENREC - 27/11/13

Central NSW Renewable Energy Cooperative (CENREC) today welcomed the recommendation by the NSW Planning Department for approval of the Flyers Creek Windfarm.

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