New analysis reveals wind farm benefits as senate wind inquiry comes to Canberra

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A new Friends of the Earth analysis finds wind farms within 100 kilometres of the nation’s Parliament have delivered hundreds of jobs and millions worth of investment for communities, all while cutting pollution.

Drawing on modeling from Sinclair Knight Merz (now Jacobs),[i] Friends of the Earth estimate the wind farms operating within 100 kilometres from Parliament House have:[ii]

  • Created 348 construction jobs and 35 ongoing jobs in operations and maintenance for the 25-year plus life of the project.
  • Stimulated $6.4 million worth of flow-on economic benefit to regional communities during construction.
  • Generated enough clean electricity to power over 139,500 homes each year.
  • Cut greenhouse gas pollution by over 837,000 tonnes each year.

“Wind farms operating on the doorstep of the nation’s Parliament have created 348 construction jobs, 35 ongoing jobs, and generated $6.4 million worth of economic benefit to communities,” said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth renewable energy spokesperson.


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