Prof. David Karoly, Professor of Meteorolgy and the Melbourne University of Earth Sciences and member of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 4th Assessment Report, 2007, supports local wind farm Plans.
Polling undertaken prior to the election suggests that the Macedon electorate is strongly in favour of wind farms – in fact the strongest of the 10 electorates polled.
New Victorian Wind Policy Bans WISE Project
On 22nd August 2011 the Government introduced new planning guidelines which ban wind farms across the entire Macedon Shire Planning Scheme. Despite this backward move, WISE will continue to broadcast the benefits of community wind power to all and sundry for at least the next 3 years, in the hope that sometime in the near future, common sense will prevail.
VCAT heard from objectors to the nearby Hepburn community wind. Here is the report of that decision.
Solar articles of interest
- New modelling shows sun can shine on Australian solar power, Clean Energy Council, 21 Nov 08
- Solar Photovoltaics in Victoria. Resource, status and policies, Sustainability Victoria, 28 Aug 08