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Gas Natural Fenosa to invest €120 million in Australian wind farm project

Gas Natural Fenosa has been awarded its first wind farm contract in Australia through its international generation business company Global Power Generation (GPC). The 91 megawatt park will be constructed in the New South Wales states, 90 kilometres from the capital-city of Australia, Canberra. Gas Natural is expected to invest €120 million euros in the … Continue reading Gas Natural Fenosa to invest €120 million in Australian wind farm project

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Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved

Plans to build a major 375MW hybrid wind and solar plant near Port Augusta in South Australia, near to the site of the closed Northern coal power plant, have won approval from the state government. Project developer DP Energy said in a statement released late on Friday that the government’s green light meant it could … Continue reading Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved

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Senvion to supply its first off-grid wind power project in Australia’s outback

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with EDL to supply wind energy to a hybrid micro-grid in Coober Pedy, a remote town in South Australia. In addition to two Senvion MM92 turbines from the company’s two-megawatt (MW) portfolio, the project will also use a unique combination of solar and … Continue reading Senvion to supply its first off-grid wind power project in Australia’s outback

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Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

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Murdoch and the Coalition’s latest wind energy myths

Dodgy data, the Coalition and the Murdoch Press have again presented a spectacular performance in renewable energy misinformation, writes Giles Parkinson. IT APPEARS that the South Australian conservative Opposition may have been the original source for the dodgy numbers that formed the basis of an erroneous front page story on TheAustralian last week, about wind generation in the state. RenewEconomy understands from … Continue reading Murdoch and the Coalition’s latest wind energy myths

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Wind Farm Approved in Victoria

The 96-turbine wind farm is the latest project in Victoria as the state bids to looks to become the nation’s renewable energy leader. But that could be hard to do if nothing is done to phase out coal-fired energy, the Greens say. The wind farm, in Dundonnell in the state’s southwest, will save an estimated … Continue reading Wind Farm Approved in Victoria

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Wind energy in Australia: Acciona to build fourth wind farm in Victoria

The Government of Victoria will purchase green energy certificates linked to 66MW of renewable energy produced at Mt Gellibrand wind farm. Mt Gellibrand will generate enough renewable energy to power around 60,000 households when it enters into service in 2018. ACCIONA Energy will begin construction of its Mt Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria early next … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Acciona to build fourth wind farm in Victoria

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Ararat Wind Farm receives its first blade delivery

Victoria’s Ararat Wind Farm, powered by RES, Downer and GE, has today received its first shipment of GE turbine blades. The delivery marks an important milestone in the development of Australia’s third largest wind farm, which is projected to inject almost $8 million into the local economy. Arriving in Victoria today, the blade shipment weighs-in … Continue reading Ararat Wind Farm receives its first blade delivery

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Construction to commence on CWP Renewables 260MW Sapphire wind farm

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has awarded developer CWP Renewables’ Sapphire Wind Farm a feed-in tariff of A$89.10 per MW/h for 100MW of capacity to power nearly 50,000 homes, giving the go ahead for construction. CWP Renewables is a joint venture between Wind Prospect and Continental Wind Partners. Sapphire, located near Inverell in northern … Continue reading Construction to commence on CWP Renewables 260MW Sapphire wind farm

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FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (‘FRV’), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants today announced the sale of 100% of its equity interest in the iconic Royalla Solar Farm, a 20 MW ac photovoltaic solar plant in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), to DIF, an independent fund management company.   Developed by FRV, Royalla was … Continue reading FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

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3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

A BREEZY range of remote hills near a major power line and 20-year supply contracts have proponents of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia confident of success. Construction of the 270-megawatt farm is well underway and the project’s first stage, which will generate 100 megawatts, is expected to begin producing electricity by the end … Continue reading 3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

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Australia commits to wind energy after Paris deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday overturned a decision by his predecessor to ban government investment in wind power. Earlier this year, former prime minister announced a controversial ban on wind farm investment, in what was labelled a war on clean energy in favour of dirtier forms of power such as coal, Xinhua news … Continue reading Australia commits to wind energy after Paris deal

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Wind power in Australia: Siemens wind turbines for a wind farm

Siemens and Neoen Australia have signed a contract for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project located in the state of South Australia. Consisting of 32 Siemens direct drive wind turbines, this project will provide clean energy for more than 70,000 households. The agreement includes also a long-term service contract. Neoen Australia is investing 250 million Australian … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Siemens wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens Wins Wind power Order for $182 Million Australian Wind Farm

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, won an order to supply 100 megawatts of wind turbines to a A$250 million ($182 million) wind farm in Australia.   Siemens will supply 32 of its systems to Neoen Australia Pty Ltd. for its wind farm in Hornsdale in the country’s south, the Munich-based company said Thursday in … Continue reading Siemens Wins Wind power Order for $182 Million Australian Wind Farm

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Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power. In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.” You know, like coal mines? But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms … Continue reading Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

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Australia’s war on wind power threatens biggest renewable energy project

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to “visually awful” wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind energy and solar power plant in the country’s north. In an early sign that a new Federal policy could curtail major renewable projects, the … Continue reading Australia’s war on wind power threatens biggest renewable energy project

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Australia controversially scraps wind energy and solar power from clean energy investment scheme

Australia’s federal government has antagonized the solar energy industry by announcing that small- scale solar projects would be exempt from government funding.   The government ordered the 7.4 billion U.S dollar Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)to stop investing in wind and small- scale solar energy, in what has been described by the opposition as escalating … Continue reading Australia controversially scraps wind energy and solar power from clean energy investment scheme

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire from the opposition and investors after ordering the government’s A$10 billion (US$7.45 billion) Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to stop investing in wind and energy solar power.   Abbott, who has described wind farms as “visually awful” and made no secret of his desire to axe … Continue reading Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

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Abbott’s war on wind energy in Australia

Labor has lashed out at a government decision to instruct the Clean Energy Finance Corporation not to fund wind power projects, dubbing it Tony Abbott’s ‘war on wind farms’. The $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation has been ordered to focus on new technologies instead of wind farms, under a revised mandate drafted by the … Continue reading Abbott’s war on wind energy in Australia

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Solar power and wind energy in Australia: Abbott government extends renewable energy investment

Trade minister confirms Clean Energy Finance Corporation will no longer invest in wind power projects, but disputes report that Greg Hunt was outmaneuvered. Clean Energy Finance Corporation banned from investing in small-scale solar energy projects in move industry claims is ‘revenge politics’ that will strangle the sector. The federal government has ordered the Clean Energy … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy in Australia: Abbott government extends renewable energy investment

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