Federal policy chokes wind farms

Source ABC.net.au

The peak wind energy industry body says Australia’s climate change policies are threatening the viability of wind farms.

Energy company AGL has abandoned plans for a 48-turbine wind farm in the South Gippsland community of Dollar.

Auswind’s Chief Executive Dominique La Fontaine says many projects are under threat from Australia’s narrow approach to carbon trading.

"There has to be deployment measures like increasing mandatory renewable energy targets or putting in place a clean energy target and then there has to be energy efficiency measures, they’re very important as well," she said.

However Ms La Fontaine says areas of Victoria will still be considered for new developments.

"Victoria has got excellent wind resources and the developers will be looking for places where they can maximise the benefit out of a wind farm development," she said.

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