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Onshore wind

Australia is one of the windiest countries on earth. Here's how we are helping to harness its power.

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Australia is one of the windiest countries on the planet and is already charging ahead with a renewables powered future.

Australians are experts at harnessing the wind, from the Hills Hoist to the America's Cup, and those working in the wind industry today are no different from the champions of the past.
01 HOW WE'RE SUPPORTING ONSHORE WIND

Ensuring communities benefit

Building long-term relationships and trust with communities, is key to the sector’s growth and development in Australia. 

We provide (and update as required) guidelines for industry and communities on best practice community engagement and benefit sharing. 

We also convene a Community Engagement and Social Licence Working Group where industry professionals can stay on top of emerging issues and upskill each other; Clean Energy Council members can log in to get involved in this group.


Benefit Sharing Options For Renewable Energy Projects
08 Oct 2019

Benefit Sharing Options For Renewable Energy Projects

Community benefit sharing is becoming increasingly commonplace as a means to integrate renewable energy developments into local communities.
Community Engagement Guidelines for the Australian Wind Industry
06 Jun 2018

Community Engagement Guidelines for the Australian Wind Industry

A comprehensive, best practice approach to community engagement that addresses six key stages of the wind farm lifecycle and offers practical advice for action.
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Ensuring planning and environmental protection are done right 

Our work is focused on balancing the need to rapidly build projects to bring down electricity prices, while ensuring we protect biodiversity and nature, and that host communities reap the rewards.

Industry snapshot

Industry snapshot

Renewable energy in Australia is booming. This page highlights current and future projects supplying clean, affordable power to the electricity market.
Enhancing Positive Social Outcomes
08 Oct 2019

Enhancing Positive Social Outcomes

A foundation for better understanding between wind farm developers and communities.
First Nations Engagement Guide for the renewables industry
22 Feb 2024

First Nations Engagement Guide for the renewables industry

The first ever comprehensive national guide on meaningful engagement, consent, participation and benefit-sharing with First Nations people on renewable energy projects is being launched today.
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Recruiting more engineers and electricians

With huge growth in the industry, recruiting electricians, engineers and skilled workers is critical. 

Our Careers for Net Zero job fair and our Careers Guide are engaging the next generation of clean energy workers; our Careers Hub is helping fill existing job vacancies; and we're working with unions, governments and training organisations to unlock skilled migration and portable entitlements. 

Careers for Net Zero

Careers for Net Zero

Find out about roles in the clean energy industry to plan your next career move.
Jobs in the industry

Jobs in the industry

Search current jobs across the renewable energy and energy storage sectors.
Careers guide

Careers guide

Use our guide to discover all the clean energy industry roles and pathways on offer.
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Improving recycling and product stewardship 

We have shown that between 85 and 94 per cent of a wind turbine (by mass) can avoid landfill disposal, and are working with industry and governments to embed circular principles in wind projects. 

Vast majority of wind turbines can avoid landfill in Australia
04 May 2023

Vast majority of wind turbines can avoid landfill in Australia

The first-ever report examining the reuse, repurposing and recycling of wind turbines.
First Nations Engagement Guide for the renewables industry
22 Feb 2024

First Nations Engagement Guide for the renewables industry

The first ever comprehensive national guide on meaningful engagement, consent, participation and benefit-sharing with First Nations people on renewable energy projects is being launched today.

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new wind farms were commissioned in 2023

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megawatts of new wind capacity was added in 2023

The Onshore Wind Directorate is focused on ensuring state and federal policy settings support the creation, development and construction of large-scale solar and wind.

Members can log in for more information:

Join the Onshore Wind Directorate

The majority of our policy work is developed with our Members in Directorates, with smaller working groups and committees tackling specific challenges.
Dr Nicholas Aberle

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Meet the Director

Dr Nicholas Aberle Director, Energy Generation and Storage
I am excited to be bringing my skills and experience to the CEC at this critical juncture as the industry prepares to make ever-bigger strides forward.

Become a Clean Energy Council member

As a member of the Clean Energy Council you can join our directorates and working groups, and add your voice to about 1,000 other members shaping the direction of the clean energy industry. Together, we can accelerate the energy transition and bring the benefits of renewables to all Australians.
Become a Clean Energy Council member
Events

What’s happening in wind

Be part of this growing industry sector

If your organisation is interested in wind developments in Australia, register now for these upcoming events.

Australian Clean Energy Summit 2024

Australian Clean Energy Summit 2024

16 Jul - 17 Jul 2024
Australian Large-Scale Solar & Storage Summit 2024

Australian Large-Scale Solar & Storage Summit 2024

04 Jun - 05 Jun 2024
Australian Wind Industry Summit 2024

Australian Wind Industry Summit 2024

09 Sep - 10 Sep 2024
All Energy Australia 2024

All Energy Australia 2024

23 Oct - 24 Oct 2024