Friday, 28 October 2011

Wind farm veto simply absurd

Herald Sun
19 Oct 2011, Page: 33

ONE resident alone can bring down a planning application for the development of a wind farm. This absurd corruption of the planning process will kill or severely limit the growth of the renewable energy industry in this state. The claims of health impacts of wind turbines are anecdotal at best. Would the Government support the same veto power for coal mines? There are similar claims of health impacts from that process also. But any ban would hurt the coal and gas companies to which they are beholden.

Rohan Sharp, North Fitzroy