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Support for Chepstowe Wind Farm in Ballarat

Posted in Models, Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on March 11th, 2011

Image: Chepstowe Turbine Site via BREAZE

BREAZE members have long excelled in their efforts to reduce their emissions and embrace renewable energy. But one of our members, Neville Oddie, is going well and truly above the call of duty by hosting a 3-turbine, 6 megawatt wind farm on his farm in Chepstowe, 30km west of Ballarat. After 4 years of hard yakka, BREAZE has assisted in the installation of around 500 kilowatts of solar panels. If this project goes ahead, the turbines will produce 12 times that figure in one hit!

But the plans of the developer, Future Energy, have hit a snag with the Victorian Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, calling in the project. This effectively means that the Minister is now the sole decision maker on whether the turbines go up or not.

Can you help us boost the amount of renewable energy generated in the Ballarat region by sending a letter of support for the project to the Planning Minister?

More information, key points and background available on the BREAZE website.