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Acciona scraps wind farm expansion  

Credit:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 25 May 2011 ~~

Residents of Evansford, north of Ballarat, are celebrating a decision to scrap a planned expansion of the Waubra Wind Farm.

Acciona Energy yesterday abandoned a plan to build more wind turbines at a site south-east of the town.

The company says the decision was based on a lack of wind to power the turbines.

An Evansford resident, Donald Thomas, says locals are opposed to the wind farm and did not want to see it grow.

“It wasn’t a good idea in the first place,” he said.

“We certainly did [not] want more of Acciona in the district. I think it is a huge win for the local community.”

Source:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 25 May 2011

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