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Australia's First Offshore Wind Farm
Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:16am
 
Australia’s first offshore wind farm being stalled by Morrison Government    Sad
Posted by Mua Union on February 21, 2019

Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, which would power up to 1.2 million homes, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence.

The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed during Senate Estimates that an evaluation of the project has been undertaken, a plan for a customised exploration license developed, and a briefing and recommendations provided to the Energy Minister, but that the project can progress no further without the Minister granting the exploration license.

The Star of the South project seeks to construct 250 wind turbines in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Victoria’s Gippsland region, generating up to 20 per cent of Victoria’s electricity needs and feeding the power into the National Electricity Market via an underground cable to the Latrobe Valley.

The Maritime Union of Australia said the project — which the company claims will create up to 12,000 manufacturing and construction jobs and slash Australia’s carbon emissions — appeared to be falling victim to the Morrison Government’s ideological hatred of renewable energy.

MUA Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey said the exploration license awaiting approval did not allow construction to commence and was simply about allowing the use of floating buoys and platforms off the Gippsland coast to gather wind and wave observations.

“We have a major wind project that would create thousands of jobs and provide clean, reliable energy for more than a million Australian households, but because of their ideological hatred of renewable energy the Morrison Government appears to be actively stalling its development,” Mr Tracey said.   Sad

"The Star of the South project has been in the works since 2012, yet in this time no legislation has been put forward, no regulatory framework put in place, and no responsible agency nominated, despite offshore wind being an established industry internationally.

“Now we have revelations from Senate Estimates that Energy Minister Angus Taylor has been briefed on the project and presented with recommendations, yet the exploration license continues to sit on his desk gathering dust.

"Rather than support renewable energy projects, under the Morrison Government we can't even get approval for a few wind measurement buoys off the Gippsland coast.

“Energy Minister Angus Taylor must get off his hands and immediately allow the Star of the South wind project to move forward to the exploration stage.”

Mr Tracey said offshore wind generation was a mature industry internationally which has successfully operated for two decades, but Australia was falling behind, putting future employment opportunities at risk.

“This project isn’t just about generating renewable energy and tackling climate change, it’s about creating secure jobs for the future, particularly for workers who are being displaced from the offshore oil and gas industries,” he said.

"The Federal Government urgently needs to put in place a plan to support the development of the offshore wind industry, including a clear regulatory framework, along with the right port infrastructure and specialised construction vessels to roll out this project and others like it as quickly as possible.”

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Reply #1 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:35am
 
Hi sir Crook,
what is Labor's position on it?
Hopefully it will go ahead -
it's just what we need for jobs & zero emission power.
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Reply #2 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:47am
 
it would make much more sense to wait until the last moment and just build it and then later complain about how it doesn't work.....coal is the answer for ever. Wink
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Reply #3 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:50am
 
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:47am:
it would make much more sense to wait until the last moment and just build it and then later complain about how it doesn't work.....coal is the answer for ever. Wink



Why speak in riddles Don?

At Monk's zoo you wrote:



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Bobby is just like HAL, flawed and dangerous
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Reply #4 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:12am
 
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:50am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:47am:
it would make much more sense to wait until the last moment and just build it and then later complain about how it doesn't work.....coal is the answer for ever. Wink



Why speak in riddles Don?

At Monk's zoo you wrote:



Re: New Ice Age

Postby DonDeeHippy » 21 Dec 2018, 18:53

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Bobby is just like HAL, flawed and dangerous

Bobby what in hell does that have to do with this ?
Why find a post i did in another forum 2 months ago ... was it about wind farms ?
Do u want this MRB to be about insults or do u want topic.....
If u search I said the said much the same things in this board about u as well.  Wink Cheesy
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Reply #5 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:15am
 
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:12am:
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:50am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:47am:
it would make much more sense to wait until the last moment and just build it and then later complain about how it doesn't work.....coal is the answer for ever. Wink



Why speak in riddles Don?

At Monk's zoo you wrote:



Re: New Ice Age

Postby DonDeeHippy » 21 Dec 2018, 18:53

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Bobby is just like HAL, flawed and dangerous

Bobby what in hell does that have to do with this ?
Why find a post i did in another forum 2 months ago ... was it about wind farms ?
Do u want this MRB to be about insults or do u want topic.....
If u search I said the said much the same things in this board about u as well.  Wink Cheesy



You're giving replies that are not straight to the point and
you're playing with the hares and hunting with the hounds.
Stop being 2 faced.
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Reply #6 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:26am
 
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:15am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:12am:
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:50am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:47am:
it would make much more sense to wait until the last moment and just build it and then later complain about how it doesn't work.....coal is the answer for ever. Wink



Why speak in riddles Don?

At Monk's zoo you wrote:



Re: New Ice Age

Postby DonDeeHippy » 21 Dec 2018, 18:53

Quote:
Bobby is just like HAL, flawed and dangerous

Bobby what in hell does that have to do with this ?
Why find a post i did in another forum 2 months ago ... was it about wind farms ?
Do u want this MRB to be about insults or do u want topic.....
If u search I said the said much the same things in this board about u as well.  Wink Cheesy



You're giving replies that are not straight to the point and
you're playing with the hares and hunting with the hounds.
Stop being 2 faced.

ok ill explain it better to u Bobby...…. The Government would be happier to build the windfarm at the last moment with no testing to its viability (as its done so many times before). Then Blame the windfarm for not performing well.
When I referred to coal being the answer I was being ironic Bobby.... If u cant understand things just ask , don't go on the attack... OK ?
Maybe reread the original post , then make a comment and stop trying to drag me down to your petty bickering like the posts u do in the other boards  Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:34am
 
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:26am:
You're giving replies that are not straight to the point and
you're playing with the hares and hunting with the hounds.
Stop being 2 faced.

ok ill explain it better to u Bobby...…. The Government would be happier to build the windfarm at the last moment with no testing to its viability (as its done so many times before). Then Blame the windfarm for not performing well.
When I referred to coal being the answer I was being ironic Bobby.... If u cant understand things just ask , don't go on the attack... OK ?
Maybe reread the original post , then make a comment and stop trying to drag me down to your petty bickering like the posts u do in the other boards  Cheesy [/quote]



Sarcasm is not necessary - be more scientific.

How about if you go over to Monk's zoo and defend me?
Say something like

" Bobby is just presenting a different point of view.
Don't make ad hominem attacks on him -
argue instead the various points on their merits"
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Reply #8 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:43am
 
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:34am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:26am:
You're giving replies that are not straight to the point and
you're playing with the hares and hunting with the hounds.
Stop being 2 faced.

ok ill explain it better to u Bobby...…. The Government would be happier to build the windfarm at the last moment with no testing to its viability (as its done so many times before). Then Blame the windfarm for not performing well.
When I referred to coal being the answer I was being ironic Bobby.... If u cant understand things just ask , don't go on the attack... OK ?
Maybe reread the original post , then make a comment and stop trying to drag me down to your petty bickering like the posts u do in the other boards  Cheesy


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Sarcasm is not necessary - be more scientific.

How about if you go over to Monk's zoo and defend me?
Say something like

" Bobby is just presenting a different point of view.
Don't make ad hominem attacks on him -
argue instead the various points on their merits" [/quote]




Listen I don't know what your problem is Bobby, If you don't want me posting in your board just say the word.
So your saying Irony and Sarcasm is not allowed in this Board ?
As for sticking up for you in another forum.... are you serious ? Do it yourself and again don't get me involved in your little squabbles please  Wink
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Reply #9 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:50am
 
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:43am:
Listen I don't know what your problem is Bobby, If you don't want me posting in your board just say the word.
As for sticking up for you in another forum.... are you serious ? Do it yourself and again don't get me involved in your little squabbles please  Wink



Why not stick up for me?
Why follow Monk and his ad hominem attacks?
They are beneath someone of your stature yet
you join in with him.
Are you trying to win favor with him?
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Reply #10 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 8:00am
 
Don just wrote at Monk's zoo:

Quote:
" Bobby is just presenting a different point of view.
Don't make ad hominem attacks on him -
argue instead the various points on their merits"
as u can see on this thread he a upstanding Man. :purple


Thanks Don.
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Reply #11 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 8:02am
 
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:50am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:43am:
Listen I don't know what your problem is Bobby, If you don't want me posting in your board just say the word.
As for sticking up for you in another forum.... are you serious ? Do it yourself and again don't get me involved in your little squabbles please  Wink



Why not stick up for me?
Why follow Monk and his ad hominem attacks?
They are beneath someone of your stature yet
you join in with him.
Are you trying to win favor with him?

Not playing your game Bobby, your bringing personal Shite into this board , take a long look at yourself and stop please or I will leave. Wink
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Reply #12 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 8:10am
 
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 8:02am:
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:50am:
DonDeeHippy wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:43am:
Listen I don't know what your problem is Bobby, If you don't want me posting in your board just say the word.
As for sticking up for you in another forum.... are you serious ? Do it yourself and again don't get me involved in your little squabbles please  Wink



Why not stick up for me?
Why follow Monk and his ad hominem attacks?
They are beneath someone of your stature yet
you join in with him.
Are you trying to win favor with him?

Not playing your game Bobby, your bringing personal Shite into this board , take a long look at yourself and stop please or I will leave. Wink



dear Don,
you are very welcome on this MRB.
In fact - no one is banned!
I was just hoping that you would see my sincerity
and relay that on Monk's forum.
If you don't then you're still welcome.
That's the kind of fair and proper person I am.
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Reply #13 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 9:09am
 
Coal is not the answer,  the answer is renewables.    Wink
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Reply #14 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 9:41am
 
Bobby. wrote on Feb 24th, 2019 at 7:50am:
Why not stick up for me?



why don't you grow a set and defend yourself?
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