Wind generators have been producing utility-scale electricity around the world for decades and wind power has been the fastest growing source of renewable energy. There are currently over 318 GW of wind energy installed worldwide, enough to power hundreds of millions of homes, and this is expected to more than double by 2020.
However electricity from wind generation continues to generate controversy in the Australian media. Wind turbines have been blamed for various ailments and cultural phenomena, including alleged effects on wildlife, noise and low frequency noise, impacts on health, changes to property prices and electricity prices, and there are misconceptions about subsidies, jobs, energy payback and the amount of community support.
Presenter: Joe Hallenstein, Project Development Manager, RATCH-Australia Corporation
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This event was sponsored by IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), SENG, the ITEE College (Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering), and Electrical Branch.