Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Farming the winds can pump $17 billion into Australia’s economy

“Wind farming can help farmers generate significant extra funds for local suppliers, contactors, shopkeepers, community facilities and more,”.. can help farmers earn vital extra income, make better use of farming land and insure against downturns in key commodities.”

the construction of the “typical wind farm” of around 25 to 30 turbines can produce 48 direct building jobs and provide indirect employment of around 160 people locally, 504 state-wide and 795 nationwide.

Wind farms to create $17b – study, AAP June 15, 2012 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/wind-farms-to-create-17b-study/story-e6frf7jx-1226397181053AAP  WIND farms could pump more than $17 billion into
Australia’s economy if proposed projects were to go ahead, a new report says.

The study, which was commissioned by the Clean Energy Council, found
that a total of $4.25 billion had so far been injected directly into
Australia as a result of existing wind power projects.

If however, proposed projects for about 90 farms were to go ahead,
this number could balloon to another $17.8 billion by around 2020, the
study said.

Speaking at the launch of the report in Sydney today, the council’s
policy director Russell Marsh said it proved that wind farms had
direct economic benefits for local communities, as well as boosting
the national economy.

“Wind farming can help farmers generate significant extra funds for local suppliers, contactors, shopkeepers, community facilities and more,” Mr Marsh said.

“(They) can help farmers earn vital extra income, make better use of farming land and insure against downturns in key commodities.”

According to Sinclair Knight Merz report, the construction of the “typical wind farm” of around 25 to 30 turbines can produce 48 direct building jobs and provide indirect employment of around 160 people locally, 504 state-wide and 795 nationwide.

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Rob Tokes said the
report painted an “encouraging snapshot” of the wind industry’s
potential. NSW is keen to develop a sustainable wind industry that
supports rural and regional communities and promotes opportunities for
further growth within the industry.

“This involves the development of clear planning processes that
provide guidance and assurances to all stakeholders – whilst driving
innovation and investment,” Mr Tokes said.

Advertisements

June 16, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, wind |

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: