Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hepburn Community Wind

One day while in the Hepburn Shire I went for a ride around the hill where the Hepburn Community wind farm will be located. The Hepburn Community Wind project for those who are unaware of it, will be Australia's first community wind farm, enabling the Hepburn Shire to supply all their power needs from two turbines located in their area.

For more information on this project, see the project website, subscribe to their newsletter, and view the Inside Business segment on the project.

I strongly believe community action (or local action) is the way we will be able to tackle climate change in the urgent time frame we have to act. Local taskforces for energy efficiency (both domestic and commercial applications) and distributed power in communities for communities (using the best energy resources they have available whether it be wind, solar, tidal, wave, hydro, geothermal or biofuels from waste, or a combination of these) will be the way it would likely happen.

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