The Jupiter Wind Farm proposal east of Tarago was withdrawn by the proponents in March. The resident opposition, which fired off several hundred submissions to the NSW government – leading to a negative planning recommendation – expressed satisfaction. For the rest of us the question arose: how did it come
A visit to the Veolia waste treatment plant at Woodlawn By Graham Franklin-Browne. EVER WONDERED how geographically vast Sydney really is, or how far its presence extends? For most of us around here the state capital still seems a respectable distance away – and we generally like to keep it that way. It's a
In spite of floor-crossing Tony and his recent tweet-bleat that Malcolm is flirting 'unconscionably' with the renewables sector, yet another industrial heavyweight has emerged from beneath the coal cloud to help Australia transition to a more rational energy future. Not long after Elon Musk's pledge to help out with South Australia's
Tips for swapping retailers As government staggers toward a solution for Australia's energy woes, online energy brokers are reporting a large increase in the number of calls from business and residential consumers desperate to secure a better deal from energy retailers Corporate Affairs manager for online comparison service, iSelect, Laura Crowden, recently
Just when I thought I had witnessed the total eclipse of our automobile industry, it seems that electric vehicles may help Australia stay in the vehicle manufacturing business after all. Last July, the first Australian-made electric truck rolled off the lines at Melbourne's SEA electric vehicle plant. With a range of
Queanbeyan senior citizens were dismayed to learn last month that they may have become the first casualties of QPRC's planned redevelopment of the Queanbeyan CBD. In July the Queanbeyan Senior Citizens Group received official notification from council that it would have to move from its purpose-built centre off Crawford Street by
Despite vigorous neighbourhood protest over poor public consultation, loss of amenity and and habitat destruction along the proposed roadway through suburbs and bushland, the controversial, Ellerton-Drive Extension (EDE) project has been pushed another step towards construction. In May Queanbeyan-Palerang Council received seven tenders and six alternative proposals for the construction project.
Conversations in the wind – Andrew Bray Reporter Graham Franklin-Browne recently spoke to the National Coordinator of the Australian Wind Alliance, Andrew Bray about the future of the wind industry in our region. Andrew Bray is the National Coordinator of the Australian Wind Alliance which represents farmers, wind workers, small business and