Wind & solar roundup


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Regards, Bob King. 

QUICK SUMMARY

OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:-

LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK

7/11/23   Richmond Valley Solar NSW

7/11/23   Woodstock Energy Hub QLD

7/11/23   Cethana PHES Tas

8/11/23   Darlington Wind VIC

13/11/23 Future Gas Strategy

23/11/23 Glenellen Solar, Cessnock, IPCN

23/11/23 Armidale BESS

31/1/24   Offshore area, Bass Strait, Burnie

PREVIOUSLY
31/10/23 
Junction Rivers Wind, Balranald, formerly Burrawong

6/11/23   Paling Yards Wind, Oberon

8/11/23   Extended Period, CWO REZ Transmission

13/11/23 SA’s transmission and distribution infrastructure 

13/11/23 National Future Gas Strategy

15/11/23 extended period Illawarra Offshore Wind Zo

30/11/23 South Australia, Climate Conversations

15/12/23 Climate Active program DCCEEW survey

HOW TO VIEW AND MAKE SUBMISSIONS TO THESE:-

31/10/23 Junction Rivers Wind, Balranald, formerly Burrawong Wind, 98Turbines, 750MW LARGE, +2xBESS 200MW/1hr, previously $960M https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=ffd57779-986c-ee11-9ae7-000d3a794b99

6/11/23 Paling Yards Wind, Oberon, 47 turbines

https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-29064077%2120231009T222330.921%20GMT

7/11/23 Richmond Valley Solar NSW, 500MW, BESS 500MW/?HR, location?

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=8168ae25-e871-ee11-8179-000d3a794b49

7/11/23 Woodstock Energy Hub QLD, Townsville, Solar Array 650MW and BESS,

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=0e18bcd7-f271-ee11-8179-000d3a794100

7/11/23 Cethana PHES, N W TAS, 750MW/20hr, top storage 100Ha

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=291d9b65-0c72-ee11-8179-000d3a794100

8/11/23 CWO REZ Transmission, Extended Period, Twin double 500kV,

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/central-west-orana-rez-transmission, 7910 pages

details, EIS, fact sheets, pop in centres, information days, interactive Maps at https://www.energyco.nsw.gov.au/cwo

8/11/23Darlington Wind VIC, Moyne shire, 61turbines, 7.2MW each, 400MW total, 326m tip height, 

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=b390300a-d572-ee11-8179-000d3a794b99

13/11/23 National Future Gas Strategy, Consultation Paper and Have Your Say,

https://consult.industry.gov.au/future-gas-strategy

13/11/23 South Australian transmission and distribution for next 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy

https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/our-work/20-year-strategy

13/11/23 Future Gas Strategy,

https://consult.industry.gov.au/find-consultations?status=open

15/11/23 Extended period Illawarra Offshore Wind Zone, 30Km x 45km, Wombarra to Gerringong, https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/oei-illawarra

23/11/23 Armidale BESS, 150MW/2hr

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/armidale-battery-energy-storage-system

23/11/23 Glenellen Solar, Cessnock, 200MW, Independent Planning Commission

https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/glenellen-solar-farm

30/11/23 South Australia, Climate Conversation

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/community-climate-conversations

15/12/23 Climate Active program , to increase activity

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/climate-active-program-direction-consultation-2023

31/1/24 Offshore area, Bass Strait, Burnie

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/oei-bass-strait

PETITIONS

australian parliament

none

change.org

Opened 29/7/23 https://www.change.org/p/stop-wind-farm-off-coast-of-port-stephens?source_location=topic_page

Opened 25/9/23 https://www.change.org/p/oppose-the-proposed-illawarra-offshore-wind-zone

OCCASIONAL NOTES

ONE– events 

3 NOV 23 NELA Conference, University of Melbourne, National Environmental Law Association

TWO

An excellent article by Alex Epstein https://stopthesethings.com/2023/10/27/africa-embraces-energy-freedom-by-rejecting-net-zero-co2-madness/

THREE

The Knowledge Bank is an open-source library of reports, studies, multimedia and tools that provide guidance and learnings to benefit future renewable energy projects. https://arena.gov.au/knowledge-bank/

FOUR 

Alliance For Responsible Citizenship, (ARC) next week in London, October 30 to November 1 as a counter to the WEF, speakers include Jordan Peterson, Bjørn Lomborg, Alex Epstein, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Candace Owens, Dennis Prager, Greg Sheridan, Ian Callinan, Katharine Birbalsingh, Konstantin Kisin, Michael Shellenberger, Niall Ferguson, Robert Bryce, Tom Holland, Vivek Ramaswamy.

FIVE

At https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/

Request for sears received from:-

none

NSW Secretary’s Environmental Requirements (SEARS), now issued for

Maules Creek Solar

Euston Wind

SIX 

Robert Bryce has excellent reports https://robertbryce.substack.com/subscribe

Including a graph which shows the futility of Australia reducing emissions

Note that Africa will have a similar use for coal in the future.

SEVEN

QLD introduces Bill for commitments to targets,   And 54% ownership of generators, full ownership of transmission and deep storage, and commit $19BLN in investment. 

EIGHT

Stephen Wilson on Nuclear and Total System Costs  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv1iz7BWVdw

NINE

The absurdity of having to reduce methane from livestock production https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/07/25/agri-absurdity-the-high-cost-of-saving-the-planet/

ENDS 28/10/23


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