Posts Tagged ‘commissioner’

Wind farm commissioner insists he’s good value for taxpayers at $200,000 a year

Australia’s wind farm commissioner has insisted taxpayers are getting good value for money out of his $200,000 a year salary. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Andrew Dyer, who was appointed to the wind energy watchdog post in October , said he believed there were genuine issues around wind farms to be solved and he […]

Half of windfarm complaints about turbines yet to be built: commissioner

Andrew Dyer says 50% of complaints relate to seven future facilities and include noise, economic and health fears Approximately half of all complaints made to Australia’s windfarm commissioner relate to turbines that have not yet been built, the man tasked with the job has said. Andrew Dyer was appointed as the country’s first windfarm commissioner […]

Labor chides $600,000 contract for new part-time windfarm commissioner

Mark Butler says Coalition government wasting money on windfarm ‘conspiracy theories’ after Andrew Dyer’s salary revelation The government is wasting more than $600,000 on windfarm “conspiracy theories”, Labor said, after a report revealed the salary of the newly appointed wind commissioner, Andrew Dyer. Related: Windfarm commissioner appointed with strong credentials in renewables Related: Bill Shorten […]

Windfall for wind farm watchdog: PM’s part-time commissioner to nab $600,000

The Turnbull government’s controversial wind farm watchdog commissioner will earn more than $600,000 in the three-year, part-time role. Environment Minister Greg Hunt named Andrew Dyer as National Wind Farm Commissioner last month but Fairfax Media has now obtained details of his contract. View full post on Wind Power News

Windfarm commissioner appointed with strong credentials in renewables

Clean energy industry hopeful Malcolm Turnbull’s appointee will ‘blow away some of the conspiracy theories’ and return debate to ‘sensible’ The Turnbull government has appointed an academic and company director with strong ties to climate and renewables research as its new “wind commissioner”, in a move the clean energy industry says should help return the […]

Abbott government pledges to appoint a windfarm commissioner in leaked letter

Exclusive: draft letter from Greg Hunt to crossbench senators details promises made to win their support for renewable energy legislation The Abbott government will appoint a “windfarm commissioner” to handle complaints about turbine noise and a new scientific committee to investigate, again, their alleged impacts on human health, in a late-night deal with anti-wind senators […]

Abbott government’s windfarm commissioner pledge ‘a new low’

‘Why not appoint a coal commissioner?’ asks wind and renewables industry, reacting with dismay to leaked promise made to crossbenchers The Abbott government’s proposed “wind commissioner” represents a “new low in its relentless anti-renewables campaign”, the wind industry says, suggesting the Coalition might do better to appoint a “coal commissioner”. Related: Abbott government pledges to […]

Abbott government vows to appoint a wind farm commissioner in…

The Abbott government has vowed to clamp down on wind energy in negotiations with crossbench senators to secure support for its renewable energy target legislation. A national wind farm commissioner to investigate complaints about wind turbines will be appointed by the Abbott government as anti-wind energy senators move to curb the industry’s growth. View full […]