Synergy to underpin $750m wind farm

The state government has authorised electricity retailer Synergy to buy power from the planned $750 million Collgar wind farm in the Wheatbelt, underpinning the development of one of the largest wind farms in the country.


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How many tonnes of greenhouse emissions will it take to build them?

Some rough research on the web indicates that the greenhouse gas savings from wind power result in a payback of the embedded energy in the manufacture and installation of a wind farm in the order of 1 year or less. Therefore one would assume that approximately 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases will be emitted during the Collgar wind farm construction. The construction of a coal fired power station will also result in a large amount of emissions prior to the plant being commissioned.

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