DEA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the NSW planning guidelines for wind
energy in NSW at a time when human health and the environment are facing massive challenges due
to unrestrained release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels.
The rapid approval of many gigawatts of wind generation should be a priority for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The draft guidelines do not reflect the urgency of the task. DEA is concerned that many wind farm approvals have become bogged down in the planning process which delays the
climate and health benefits, as well as making the projects more expensive than they would otherwise be.
Click here to read DEA’s full submission