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Australia’s second community wind farm ~ Denmark Community Wind Farm ~ has officially started producing energy. Denmark follows Hepburn Wind which was Australia’s first, and both are leading more than five dozen other community energy projects which are under development across Australia. Most of these have a solar focus, however there are also several more wind farms and a few micro-hydro.
Community energy presents an incredible opportunity for rural communities. Locally owned energy brings significant economic and financial benefits, for local shareholders, supply businesses and the energy users. Renewable energy is profoundly more environmentally benign that existing fossil fuel electricity and the social dividends are significant, particularly from the focus on energy affordability and education rather than profit.
Starfish is working on several community energy projects: New England Wind, Farming the Sun, the North Coast Energy Forum and is a founding member of the Coalition for Community Energy (watch this space for news of this new initiative soon!).
Read more about Denmark Community Wind Farm here…