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Wind farm development stalled in Bailleiu’s Victoria

the delay in construction and state government rules giving households right-of-veto over turbines planned within two kilometres of their homes could stop the country meeting the 20 per cent target…..

Country’s largest wind turbine maker sacks 24 workers, The Age, Adam Morton, June 7, 2012  AS AUSTRALIA prepares to launch into what is billed as a clean energy future, its largest wind turbine manufacturer has sacked 24 staff because of a lack of business…

… The market for renewable energy certificates created through clean projects has been flooded with credits from rooftop solar panels.
It has suppressed the certificate price, stymieing the development of
the cheapest large-scale clean energy – wind farms.
Parliament tackled the problem in 2010 by dividing the market into
large and small-scale renewable energy schemes, but the certificate
price is yet to fully recover.
”The wind industry says they are getting projects together, but they
are being planned to go in the back end of 2012 and into 2013 and we
can’t convince them to do otherwise,” Mr Garner said…….
the delay in construction and state government rules giving households right-of-veto over turbines planned within two kilometres of their homes could stop the country meeting the 20 per cent target…..
Clean Energy Council policy manager Russell Marsh said wind farm plans
were also being affected by uncertainty surrounding a review of the
renewable energy legislation later this year. ”In our view it needs
to be done as quickly as possible,” he said.
Unlike the carbon pricing scheme that will start on July 1, the
renewable energy target has bipartisan support.
A spokesman for the Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet, said the
government had asked the Climate Change Authority to review the
legislation and recommend any changes by the end of the year.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/countrys-largest-wind-turbine-maker-sacks-24-workers-20120606-1zwp6.html#ixzz1x8k65aMZ

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June 7, 2012 - Posted by | Victoria, wind |

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