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Australian renewable energy sector supports Senate wind inquiry

Australia’s renewable energy industry backs ‘The Senate Inquiry into the Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms’.

By Renewable Energy Focus

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh says the report raises some important issues and that it is crucial the industry gets on with the job of creating clean and renewable energy.

Russell Marsh says: “While we acknowledge that any change will have its critics, the vast majority of submissions to the inquiry were positive about wind farms in rural communities. Around 80% of the submissions were positive and there were more than 1100 submissions from the Hepburn community alone.”

He adds: “Several findings within the report recognised the contribution of wind energy to jobs in regional areas, as well as its contribution to the incomes of farmers. Our only regret is that there were not more opportunities for residents supportive of wind energy to appear before the Senate committee.”

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