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Support renewable energy in Bendigo: Thursday 29th

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on September 26th, 2011

29 September , 2011
12:30 pmto1:30 pm
Source: Mt Alexander Sustainability Group Inc (MASG)

Photo: Launch of Mt Barker Community Wind Farm in Western Australia

Help us hand over an invitation to the Premier Mr. Baillieu to come to Castlemaine for a public presentation of the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) community wind power project.

The Coalition government recently BANNED COMMUNITY WIND FARMS from the Mount Alexander Shire and City of Bendigo east of the Calder freeway and gave us NO REASON WHY.   At the same time the Coalition government has announced the biggest expansion of COAL AND GAS MINING & EXPLORATION IN DECADES and is supporting a NEW PRIVATELY OWNED COAL POWER STATION with $50 M taxpayers’ money. We want to invite the Premier to Castlemaine so that he understands the social, environmental and financial benefits of community-owned wind power and supports renewable energy.

Show your support for community owned renewable energy this Thursday the 29th of September at 12.30pm at the Bendigo office of the Premier Level 1 56-60 King Street Bendigo

If you can’t make it send a message to the Premier Ted Baillieu and let him know how you feel 9651 5000 or and ring or email Damian Drum, 5443-6277 our Upper House member and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development. Tell them you want a wind industry in Victoria, that the wind industry is good for regional economies, farmers and Councils and the environment and you support a Community wind farm in the Mt Alexander Shire and want the blanket ban reversed.

For more information contact Dean on 0448 327 791 or

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.

Hepburn Community Wind Park

Posted in Models by Maeztri on November 17th, 2008

Hepburn Wind is a registered co-operative (Hepburn Community Wind Park Co-operative Ltd). Hepburn Wind will be the owner and operator of the Hepburn Community Wind Park, Australias first community owned wind farm.

The Wind Park was initiated by the Hepburn Renewable Energy Association (HREA) in conjunction with Future Energy Pty Ltd. Hepburn Wind is managed by an elected Board of Directors, representing the community, as well as business and environmental interests.

As a community owned wind farm, locals and non-locals alike will have the opportunity to invest in the Hepburn Community Wind Park. When you invest in wind energy, you are investing in your future and that of the generations to come.