Links

Links

Links to Learn About Wind Energy

The websites listed below provide information that will help you learn about wind energy and its application and may provide you with further useful information.

Windpower
This is a fantastic site that provides a great deal of information about wind energy and how it can be used to generate electricity. Material ranges from in depth tutorials to material specially aimed at school education programmes.

Yes 2 Wind
Yes2Wind has answers to all your questions about wind energy, and lots of ways for you to say YES! to a clean energy future.

Wind Energy Basics from NREL (USA)
Learning resources from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the USA.
see also research organisations below.

Wind Energy Basics from EERE (USA)
Learning resources from the DoE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy section.
see also research organisations below.

Wind Energy, Myths and Facts
This short film, from Friends of the Earth Australia, focuses on wind energy and the common myths and confusions that threaten its development. It includes “Wind Turbine Syndrome” (WTS), sound emmisions and impact on bird populations.

Links to Learn About the Electricity System

The websites listed below provide information that will help you learn about electricity and the systems that delivers it to your home and business and may provide you with further useful information.

Australian Energy Market Operator
AEMO delivers an array of gas and electricity, market, operational, development and planning functions.

National Electricity Market Management Company
The Council of Australian Governments, through its Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE), established the Australian Energy Market Commission in July 2005 to be the Rule maker for national energy markets. The AEMC is currently responsible for Rules and policy advice covering the National Electricity Market.

Clean Energy Regulator
The Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator is a statutory authority established to oversee the implementation of the Australian Government’s mandatory renewable energy target.

Essential Services Commission (Vic)
The Commission is Victoria’s independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by the electricity, gas, water and sewerage, ports, grain handling and rail freight industries. Since 1 January 2007 the Commission has also been responsible for developing and administering the Victorian Renewable Energy Target Scheme.

Links to Wind Energy Industry Sites

The web sites of these wind energy associations around the world may provide you with further useful information.

Global Wind Energy Council
Also provides links to all the wind energy associations around the world

Clean Energy Council
The CEC is a membership based industry association representing the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.

Danish Wind Energy Association
This is a fantastic site that provides a great deal of information about wind energy and how it can be used to generate electricity.

British Wind Energy Association
The official web site of BWEA with a great wealth of information about wind energy in general and the British experience in particular.

New Zealand Wind Energy Association

Canadian Wind Energy Association

European Wind Energy Association

American Wind Energy Association (USA)

German Wind Energy Association

Indian Wind Energy Association

Irish Wind Energy Association

REpower Systems

Links to Government Sites

These government web sites may provide you with further useful information.

Department of the Environment
The Australian Government Department of the Environment develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia’s natural environment and cultural heritage.Commonwealth’s official greenhouse web site.

Sustainability Victoria
Formerly Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria (SEAV). The Victorian Government’s portal to sustainable energy.

Planning Schemes Online
From this page you can access all of Victoria’s planning schemes provisions and maps.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) leads the Victorian Government’s efforts to sustainably manage: water resources and catchments, climate change, bushfires, parks and other public land, forests, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation as well as closely link planning with community development.