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Minister denies humiliation over wind farm backflip

Aug 11, 2006, 14:41 GMT

Forced to reconsider his controversial decision in April to reject a $220 million wind farm proposal in coastal Victoria following last week’s Federal Court appeal settlement, Australian environment minister Senator Ian Campbell denied the resolution reached with developers of the venture was a humiliating back down. ... more

NZ stamps celebrate renewable energy

Jul 18, 2006, 20:17 GMT

The New Zealand Post Office has highlighted the country’s increasing development of its renewable energy resources by releasing a series of commemorative stamps earlier this month. ... more

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Climate change forces Australian govt U-turn on renewable energy

Nov 5, 2006, 7:18 GMT

In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, the Australian Government has made a significant change in its energy policy by announcing it will contribute $ A75 million towards the building of the world’s largest solar energy plant as part of its recently unveiled renewable energy package. ... more

A Look at Wind Energy

Sep 9, 2006, 20:23 GMT

Currently the world's fastest growing renewable power source, wind energy is the transformation of the wind's kinetic force into mechanical power through a turbine. The mechanical power can be used for such tasks as grinding grain or pumping water or converted into electricity through a generator for use by homes and businesses. ... more

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