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Despite Victorian Government’s opposition, the wind energy industry hopes for a new wind farm

Wind farm hopes remain  June 26, 2012   A central Victorian renewable energy group says it will hold on for as long as it can, after its government contract runs out at the end of the month.

The Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy Group has been pushing for a community-owned wind farm to be established in the Macedon Ranges. It erected a 60-metre high wind mast last year with a $50,000 State Government grant. The group’s president, Barry Mann, says the mast can remain in place until November 2014.

“We want to get to that point where we can reinvest money generated from clean energy, our best resource which is our wind, and put it back into other things like revegetation, Landcare type stuff, solar panels on sporting clubs and have a sustainability project,” he said.

June 27, 2012 - Posted by | Victoria, wind |

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