Best Practice Approach for Protection of Wedge-tailed Eagles in Electricity Transmission Infrastructure Development

The transition to renewable energy generation in the name of climate change must not degrade the environment and biodiversity we are striving to protect. It is critical that electricity network planners seriously consider Wedge-tailed Eagle nesting, territory and habitat requirements.

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project and Feasible Alternatives

An article today, published by The Courier, states that renewable energy advocates call for powerline construction. Stuart Benjamin, chair of the Grampians New Energy Taskforce says "no one has been able to explain why this asset can't go down the highway". It's crucial that all feasible alternatives are explored as part of the EES process.

The WVTNP – Proportionate and robust investigation of alternate feasible options for the EES

The EES should proportionately document the likely environmental effects of feasible alternatives, particularly where these offer a potential to avoid or minimise adverse environmental effects whilst meeting the objectives of the project. Is there a genuine risk that the EES process won't be in AusNets favour.

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