[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


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

News Watch Home

Kingston Council spun over wind turbines  

Credit:  by CHRIS TATMAN, Mordialloc Chelsea Leader, mordialloc-chelsea-leader.whereilive.com.au 11 June 2012 ~~

Kingston Council should investigate setting up wind turbines on local sporting grounds, a conservationist says.

Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League secretary Mary Rimington said: “We have a lot of wind and anything that can reduce the reliance on coal should be investigated.”

Ms Rimington was commenting after the council baulked at the use of wind turbines to produce energy.

Mayor John Ronke said council had looked into using wind turbines.

“Unlike solar panels the cost per unit of energy produced by wind turbines is cost prohibitive”.

“We are developing a greenhouse and energy management strategy, which will discuss renewable energy,” he said.

Council has three buildings with solar panels – Tom Johnston Pavilion, Clarinda Community Library and the toilet block at Victory Park.

The cost for the solar panels was $4000 (Tom Johnston Pavilion), $6000 (Victory Park) and $20,000 (Clarinda Community Library).

Cr Ronke said council was investigating installing 10 solar panels at Carrum Surf Lifesaving Club and a further 18 at Chelsea Activity Centre.

Ms Rimington praised the council’s use of solar panels.

But she said planning laws needed to be examined where developments in urban streets blocked sunlight needed for nearby solar panels.

Turbines need average wind speed of at least 18km/h to be worthwhile.

Source:  by CHRIS TATMAN, Mordialloc Chelsea Leader, mordialloc-chelsea-leader.whereilive.com.au 11 June 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.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch