Yes to Renewables
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YES 2 RENEWABLES has been established by Friends of the Earth to engage the community on proposed renewable energy projects.
Some of the standard myths around renewables are considered, and details on current, "live" debates about emerging projects are provided.
Over time, the intention is to include details on proposals going through the approvals process, how to provide submissions and input, and details on legitimate concerns which may need to inform the planning process.
In recent months there has been a growing debate across Victoria about renewable energy projects. Wind farms, the proposed solar plants in the North West, and a range of geothermal investigations have both enthused and angered many in the community. As the ABC has recently noted, wind farms in particular are likely to have a significant role in rural debate in the buildup to the state election. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/27/3049476.htm
It seems that while the forces opposed to wind farm developments are well organised and vocal, the majority of Victorians who support good and well planned projects are not. We believe that there is a real desire in the community to find ways to support well planned and appropriate renewable projects.
Please feel free to use the website to add your thoughts - either on renewables in general or on specific projects. Useful information would include:
- details on where groups are opposing or supporting specific renewables projects,
- comments on the information we have provided about projects, as much of this - at present - comes from the proponents themselves,
- details on projects not yet covered in the site,
- any additional links/ groups/ policy that would be useful to include.