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.

15/09/2011 - 00:00


NSW and Victorian electricity emissions remain amongst the highest in the world. Meanwhile South Australia's has fallen by 18% in the last five years without a rise in wholesale prices.  A study released today by CSIRO spin out Windlab, shows that the difference is wind energy.

09/09/2011 - 00:00


Richard Mackie, General Manager Australia/South Africa, Windlab, will be undertaking 1 Case Study and 1 Think-tank at the Queensland Power & Gas Conference to be held at Stamford Plaza, Brisbane from 18-20 October 2011.

Both presentations will take place on Thursday 18th October and the topics under discussion are as follows:

12.30pm Case Study: Kennedy Wind Farm Project - exploiting unconventional areas for wind energy