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27/10/2011 - 11:46

A study conducted by Windlab Systems shows in South Australia, wind power has delivered large emission reductions without impacting on electricity prices or creating the need for back-up generation. Access the study here.

17/10/2011 - 08:13

Windlab is disappointed to note that Xstrata Copper has indicated it wishes to build a new stand-alone power station in Mt Isa rather than procure energy from the national grid. “This makes the business case for the CopperString power line connecting Mt Isa to Townsville more difficult,” said Windlab CEO Roger Price. “That in turn will make the connection of Kennedy Wind Farm, the Kaiwedera Solar project more challenging, leading to potential significant delay.

26/09/2011 - 12:55

By Giles Parkinson

The most common critique of wind energy, and renewables in general, in the mainstream media and anywhere the issue is discussed is that it is expensive.

The problem is, this is only half true. Or at least, it only tells half the story. While the levelised cost of energy from wind farms is higher than that of baseload coal and gas, the deployment of wind energy here and overseas is having a surprising impact on energy market prices: it is causing them to fall.

22/09/2011 - 10:23

Graham Readfearn; September 22, 2011

 

Queensland is on the verge of a wind energy revolution that could see the nation's biggest farm of turbines being developed. Five major projects costing more than $2 billion are being planned that could increase the state's wind-generated electricity more than 100-fold.