According to the Australian Parliamentary Senate Select committee final report on Wind Turbines, "On a conservative estimate, each RET* - eligible company receives in excess of $500 000 a year for each turbine" (^1).
Based on that conservative estimate, the Korean owners of Chalumbin Wind Farm stand to earn $47 million per year in taxpayer funded subsidies once this development is complete.
In effect, Australian taxpayers would be paying this company for the privilege of destroying critical habitat of multiple vulnerable and endangered species. In total 2797 acres of 95% remnant vegetation to be bulldozed, bordering the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
*(RET- Renewable Energy Targets).
(^1) Source: The Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines final report August 2015 (chapter 7.53)
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