Saturday, August 28, 2004

Go ahead for $155m wind farm in Australia

A 52 wind turbine, $155 million dollar ($220m Australian dollars), wind farm has been approved in Victoria, Australia. The project will generate 104 megawatts of electricity powering over 60,000 homes.

The Premier of Victoria called on Australia's federal government to increase the mandatory requirment for the use of alternative energy in Australia from 2% to 5%.

Considering the amount of sparsely inhabited open land in Australia, they should be setting much more ambitious targets and getting innovative projects like this one built: