Windfarm finale (?)

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Subject: Windfarm finale (?)
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 16:54:52 +1000
         In an article in last friday's Australian, which I read this
morning, Senator Campbell is quoted as saying that the Government's
"Mandatory Renewable Energy Target" of  2%  by 2010, including renewable and
low emission technolgies, has been reached, at a subsidy cost of a billion
dollars, that  the number of turbines in Australia is now 600, and that the
decision by wind-farm companies to shelve windfarms at Heemskirk in Tasmania
and Waterloo in SA were commercial decisions.
         By extrapolation, this suggests that without subsidising each
turbine by possibly a million dollars, the technology here is not
commercially viable. I'll check with the Minister as to the precise subsidy.

Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge


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