31/07/2015 - 10:54

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott’s dislike of wind farms could jeopardise a $2.5 billion renewable energy project in North Queensland which its proponents say would provide cheaper and more sustainable electricity than a new coal-fired power station.

However, the Coalition’s Townsville-based MP, Ewen Jones, said he would be willing to argue the case for Hughenden’s Kennedy Energy Park if it was “the best way forward”.

Private company Windlab is promoting development of a 1300 megawatt wind and solar farm in the Flinders Shire, 300km west of Townsville.

16/07/2015 - 12:55

Clean energy industry  recognises Windlab's innovative community engagement and shared ownership model for the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm at Australia Clean Energy Week 2015 with national business community engagement award. Please visit the Clean Energy Council website to read the full story.

15/07/2015 - 11:18

A world-leading 1,200MW wind and solar project proposed for north Queensland is competing head to head with a new coal power station proposal favoured by Tony Abbott, who is in favour of giving he taxpayer loans to the coal generator, but not the wind facility.

The Canberra-based renewable energy development company Windlab is proposing a world-leading mega wind and solar project for north Queensland, in a proposal that could directly rival a Coalition push to build a new coal-fired generator in the same area.

03/07/2015 - 11:17

Canberra, 3 July 2015: Australian wind energy company Windlab Limited will today begin construction on a $50 million wind farm at Coonooer Bridge, 80 kilometres north-west of Bendigo.

Earthmovers will be at the site from 11 am, turning the first sod to officially launch the project, which will generate enough electricity to supply 14,000 Canberra homes.

The 20MW 6 turbine wind farm has been predominantly financed by Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan and ANZ bank. Eurus will own 80% of the wind farm.