[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Problems just keep mounting up  

Credit:  The Courier, www.thecourier.com.au 26 March 2012 ~~

I would like to respond to the article in The Courier by Claire Knox, “Wind Farm Cash Claim”.

I attended the VCAT hearing on February 28 and 29, 2012. This article gives a one-sided account of facts.

There is mention of the state government legislation of a two-kilometre distance setback from wind turbines and alludes to its impact on the Moorabool Wind project’s future. The Moorabool Wind project permit was issued under the Brumby government prior to the two-kilometre setback legislation being enacted. Therefore, this legislation has no impact on the Moorabool Wind project because it is not retrospective.

I would like to point out that West Wind Energy is seeking legal costs more to the tune in excess of $120,000. If these costs are awarded to West Wind Energy. I have no doubt they will be passed onto already financially embattled Moorabool Shire ratepayers or deducted from funds allocated towards more deserving community projects. The determination by VCAT over legal costs is to be held on May 4 2012 at 2pm.

This article and West Wind Energy’s actions are yet another example of very poor relationships between this wind farm company and the community for any would-be investors. The problems just keep mounting up. The question has to be asked: have landowners lost their “as of right use” to their land.



Source:  The Courier, www.thecourier.com.au 26 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.