Taryn Lane works for Australia’s first community-owned cooperative wind farm Hepburn Wind at Leonards Hill, just south of Daylesford in Victoria.
The 4.1MW wind farm hosts two turbines, called Gale and Gusto, that produce enough clean energy to power more than 4000 homes. Hepburn Wind pioneered the community energy movement in Australia which is so common in Europe. It has been recognised with national and global awards for its unique approach to community engagement.
Taryn also works for Embark Australia, a not-for-profit set up to kickstart the community energy sector in Australia. Taryn mentors a number of community energy groups around Australia on behalf of Embark. She has also worked throughout Japan; most recently with resettled communities in Fukushima. She is a founding director of the Australian Wind Alliance and founding advisor to the Coalition for Community Energy.