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Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor


How Close Can They Put That Wind Farm?

July 24th, 2013 by  

Our friends over at RenewEconomy found this wonderful image that highlights the absurdity that is the regulations surrounding the proximity to a residential location various power generation installations can be built. 

Guess which one is forced furthest away?

Today’s graph of the day was plucked from a Facebook page and is believed to have come from a CSG campaigner in Gippsland. We like it because it highlights some of the absurdities about set-back rules in the state of Victoria, and elsewhere for that matter.

New wind farms must be set back at least 2kms from the nearest household, which is kind of ironic given that coal-fired power stations can be sited within 1km, and a gas well within 100m – a hot topic right now given the proliferation of coal seam gas (CSG) projects along the eastern seaboard.


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