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  • Trustpower offers payments to wind farm neighbours | Business Spectator
    something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Trustpower offers payments to wind farm neighbours 19 Dec 2013 10 53 AM Climate Wind power Neighbours within 2km of SA wind farm offered minimum annual payment of 2000 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Trustpower has announced that for its proposed Palmer wind farm in South Australia it will offer annual payments of at least 2000 to residents within two kilometres of the wind farm who won t host turbines Wind farms in Australia typically pay several thousand dollars per annum to farmers for each wind turbine located on their land In addition they usually establish funds to support community groups and projects such as the local fire authority or sporting groups But this is the first time that a wind farm developer has made an explicit offer of direct financial payments to people that neighbour the wind farm Annual payments will be based on a sliding scale with a minimum of 2000 per annum depending on the number of turbines ultimately constructed within 1km of a property boundary or 2km of a residence should the project go ahead The payments would be attached to each property and continue through any change in ownership this providing a permanent income and increased land value for the properties affected Trustpower s Business Development Manager Rodney Ahern said that such payments are a good way to spread the benefits of the wind farm across the local community The scheme is intended to engage the community in situations in where they

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  • America moves again on offshore wind | Business Spectator
    the rights to develop what could be America s largest offshore wind farm across 164 750 acres off the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts BOEM also successfully auctioned a smaller parcel of 112 800 acres 45 600ha off the Virginia coast to Dominion Virginia Power in September While the auction netted US1 6 million local environmentalists and other offshore wind developers have criticized Dominion s intent to actually develop the lease hinting it may only want to prevent other developers from installing turbines As with the two previous lease auctions the Maryland area will go through the Interior Department s Smart from the Start approach and include environmentalists business interests and the military to ensure the final project meets as few siting challenges as possible Maryland s role in US offshore wind While additional BOEM offshore wind auctions were expected in 2014 the fact that Maryland was the third area announced could be interpreted as a response to the state s efforts to develop offshore wind on its own Earlier this year Maryland passed a carve out for offshore wind in its renewable portfolio standard mandating a certain percentage of the state s electrical demand is met by offshore wind starting in 2017 Initial accounts estimated the move could create roughly 200MW of new offshore wind capacity but it s so far unclear how the BOEM auction will affect that outlook Can America harness offshore wind s potential If the full impact of offshore wind in Maryland is still unknown the full potential for America couldn t be clearer The US Department of Energy and Department of Interior published a national offshore wind strategy in 2011 that estimated the generating capacity of potential offshore wind turbine sites in less than 100 feet of water equaled the entire generation capacity of America s current electric system In addition a 2012 report from the National Wildlife Foundation estimated harnessing even a realistic fraction of America s offshore wind potential could power 14 million homes create over 300 000 new green jobs and US200 billion in new economic activity BOEM s auction process is a long overdue step toward getting America into the race to capitalise upon the estimated 130 billion global market for offshore wind by 2020 but coming the same week as news construction on Cape Wind has finally begun it could signal a new phase in the domestic industry s maturation Silvio Marcacci is principal at Marcacci Communications a full service clean energy and climate focused public relations company based in Washington DC Originally published by CleanTechnica Reproduced with permission Print this page America moves again on offshore wind Silvio Marcacci 19 Dec 2013 8 26 AM Climate Wind power More from Silvio Marcacci 18 Oct Why solar makes cents for Walmart and co 17 Oct Newspaper refuses to publish climate sceptics 11 Oct Coal shoulder Progress for divestment campaigners 01 Oct Electric vehicles looming large in hybrid rearviews 20 Sep Sparks fly in a smooth Chevy encounter Related articles

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  • Silvio Marcacci | Business Spectator
    play its part in the global wind race by Silvio Marcacci 8 26am December 19 Why solar makes cents for Walmart and co Mega corporates particularly big box retailers like Walmart are leading the way on solar installation saving them money and protecting them against volatility by Silvio Marcacci 11 23am October 18 Newspaper refuses to publish climate sceptics The LA Times has announced it will refuse to publish letters that say there s no sign humans have caused climate change Outrageous Only if you believe media shouldn t screen content they publish for factual accuracy by Silvio Marcacci 10 57am October 17 18 comments Coal shoulder Progress for divestment campaigners An Oxford University study has found that a campaign for fossil fuel divestment is gaining traction faster than past efforts including Apartheid and tobacco by Silvio Marcacci 11 47am October 11 Electric vehicles looming large in hybrid rearviews Electric only vehicles are set to pull even with hybrid cars in the market with the duo speeding towards 7 per cent of all global sales by 2020 by Silvio Marcacci 11 31am October 01 Sparks fly in a smooth Chevy encounter Easy on the ears but with some super acceleration the iconic American carmaker has produced a shining addition to the EV market by Silvio Marcacci 11 35am September 20 1 comment GM s battery breakthrough quest General Motors new research and development laboratory aims to bring forward the next generation of electric vehicle batteries by Silvio Marcacci 11 32am September 18 2 comments Reconsidering success in carbon markets If carbon markets are driving clean energy investments while emissions fall does the auction price even matter by Silvio Marcacci 7 13am September 17 2 comments The 600MW community power station program A new program has been launched that will support 600MW of community solar for households in California like renters who are unable to install these systems on their own homes by Silvio Marcacci 10 58am September 13 IEA Renewable power to exceed gas by 2016 and double nuclear The move from gas to renewables may be a lot shorter than many expect with the IEA forecasting its generation to exceed gas by 2016 and be twice as large as nuclear by Silvio Marcacci 11 27am June 27 Is solar thermal the Holy Grail Concentrating solar power may be the key to unlock our clean energy future but there s a few regulatory technological and financial hurdles standing in the way by Silvio Marcacci 8 22am June 18 4 comments America moves again on offshore wind The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has opened its third parcel of land off the US coast with Maryland set to play its part in the global wind race by Silvio Marcacci 8 26am December 19 Why solar makes cents for Walmart and co Mega corporates particularly big box retailers like Walmart are leading the way on solar installation saving them money and protecting them against volatility by Silvio Marcacci 11 23am October

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  • Waubra Foundation dismisses town's plea | Business Spectator
    strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Waubra Foundation dismisses town s plea 17 Dec 2013 9 49 AM Climate Wind power Town vows to continue name fight as petition fails to sway anti wind foundation You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter The 300 signature petition by members of the Waubra community has been dismissed by the Waubra Foundation which will continue to use the town s name in its fight against wind farms petition organisers say In a press release the directors of the foundation said we have brought the name of a small Victorian town to the attention of many people around Australia and incidentally to many other Western nations Waubra farmer and Vice President of the Central Highlands Football League Doug Hobson said the petition was a polite request but had fallen on deaf ears It s pretty arrogant really pretending to know what s best for Waubra when they live hundreds of kilometres away and barely know anyone here he said If they d come and spoken to more than a handful of people here they d realise that most of us are very happy with the wind farm The wind farm s made the future of this town more secure and brought in a whole new group of workers The foundation s media statement makes no reference to

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  • Utility clear for $1bn storage plant | Business Spectator
    selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Utility clear for 1bn storage plant 17 Dec 2013 9 33 AM Climate Wind power Approval granted for pumped storage plant to harness Scottish wind power You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters British utility SSE has won approval to build an 800 million pound 1 3 billion power plant in Scotland although a lack of government support and high network costs may mean the project will not go ahead the company said Scotland s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing granted planning consent on Friday for the 600 megawatt MW Coire Glas pumped storage power plant which would store excess power produced by Scottish wind farms and release it again when needed The huge plant which would take between five and six years to build and create 150 construction jobs is now legally ready to be developed However SSE said a lack of long term policy support from the British government which does not award renewable energy subsidies to pumped storage sites and high transmission charges threaten the project As things currently stand the framework and the mechanism that operate within the energy system would not enable us to make an investment decision to build Coire Glas said an SSE spokesman adding it was unlikely SSE would make a final investment decision on the project before 2015 at the earliest Pumped storage facilities have traditionally been used in Britain to even out low

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  • Scots bail on 1800MW project | Business Spectator
    But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Scots bail on 1800MW project 17 Dec 2013 9 22 AM Climate Wind power Scottish Power becomes third firm to scrap UK offshore wind farm You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters Scottish Power scrapped plans for a huge offshore wind farm on Friday due to tricky ground and wave conditions and the presence of protected sharks making it the third utility in two weeks to drop a wind project in British waters The power company owned by Spain s Iberdrola follows RWE and Centrica which have cancelled a project each saying they were uneconomic because existing technology was not advanced enough Britain is the world s biggest offshore wind market and aims to defend its lead by multiplying current capacity by nearly five times to 18 gigawatts GW by the end of the decade Centrica and Scottish Power s decisions also came a week after the government announced new subsidy prices under a renewable energy support scheme from 2018 Scottish Power said its decision not to proceed with the 1800 megawatt Argyll Array wind farm was because hard rock and strong waves would make construction difficult and protected basking sharks are in the vicinity The Argyll Array project is not financially viable in the short term Scottish Power Renewables head of offshore wind Jonathan Cole said in a statement He added that it could take 10 to 15 years before developments in technology make investment in the project viable but

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  • Wind power | Business Spectator
    into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Wind power Siemens wins huge wind contract in US Engineering giant to supply 448 turbines in record deal 9 09am December 17 Corrupt cover up involving the ABC EPA and courts The Waubra Foundation makes some extraordinary claims about the ills of wind farms This now extends to accusing the ABC of a cover up including health authorities the SA EPA and even the courts by Tristan Edis 12 12pm December 10 15 comments Texas wind lines complete AEP venture completes 4000km 18 500MW Texas CREZ power transmission lines 9 51am December 10 Tax Office investigating Waubra Foundation Anti wind group s tax deductible status under review by ATO 12 09pm December 09 America s sombre eagle ayes With only 2 per cent of all human caused bald eagle deaths caused by wind farms the US government has finally decided it s a price worth paying by Rob Krasny 11 15am December 09 2 comments Pacific Hydro welcomes Keyneton wind farm approval Renewables developer says project to bring millions to South Australian economy 9 21am December 09 Hunt s new brown coal adviser The Environment Minister has a new adviser that was an aggressive lobbyist for the interests of Hazelwood power station and argued against the Renewable Energy Target But he has support from a wind industry leader by Tristan Edis 11 59am December 05 19 comments Final go ahead for NSW wind farm Collector wind farm wins development approval 11 52am December 04 1 comment Turning off the turbine nocebo effect It s not wind farms which make you feel sick or healthy Rather it s an altogether different type of spin tweaking your spirits by Fiona Crichton 11 05am December 03 10 comments Wind developer eyes Gunns site Tamar Valley Renewables to consider bid for Tasmanian pulp mill location 2 11pm December 02 Routes proposed for Bathurst wind farm Details for

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  • Wind power | Business Spectator
    selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Wind power Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels Gov t economist Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics updates power costings suggesting wind and solar competitive without carbon price by 2030 11 46am January 10 2 comments Why not do it again Abbott PM lends support to talk of another turbine health review as South Australian baulks at plan 11 27am January 10 3 comments EPA seeks feedback on Granville Harbour wind farm Public comment sought on 33 turbine west coast Tasmania wind farm development 11 02am January 10 EPA seeks feedback on Granville Harbour wind farm Public comment sought on 33 turbine west coast Tasmania wind farm development 11 02am January 10 Castlemaine community wind farm site to change Community group examining other sites for six turbine farm after concerns expressed by neighbours 10 45am January 10 Negative spin Europe s amazing electricity prices Europe s fierce storms have sent wind turbines wild pumping power into the continent s grid and driving electricity prices into negative territory by Karolin Schaps Vera Eckert 9 12am January 10 4 comments Pinning down the real money in a wind war Victorian and federal government ministers are launching another investigation into wind power and health Will this expose the Waubra Foundation s claim government departments are denying a wind health link for financial gain Or does it reflect more on the money and power of the foundation s board by Tristan Edis 9 24am January 09 11 comments Abbott govt plans turbine health probe Dutton and Victorian minister set path for another infrasound study 9 30am January 08 12 comments TrustPower redraws SA wind farm Palmer site undergoes alterations in wake of community feedback 10 09am January 07 Crudine Ridge wind project facing battle Criticisms of transport

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