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At the turn of the decade, the anti-wind lobby escalated its campaign of exaggeration, cherry-picking, and scare tactics. Just five years later, community members from regional Victoria are saying enough is enough. A recent letter to the editor by Sandra Hawkins (The Courier), which held Senator John Madigan to account for perpetuating the scare campaign, resulted in […]
At the turn of the decade, the anti-wind lobby escalated its campaign of exaggeration, cherry-picking, and scare tactics. Just five years later, community members from regional Victoria are saying enough is enough. Ballarat local Sandra Hawkins calls out Senator John Madigan for perpetuating the scare campaign that claims wind turbines are a public health risk. […]
Family First Senator Bob Day has strayed beyond his area of expertise by lending weight to unsubstantiated claims wind energy is linked to adverse health impacts. Senator Bob Day, who is on the senate select committee on wind turbines, has asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister for Energy Martin Ferguson to delay resolving the Renewable […]
Just a week after the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines held its first public hearing in Portland, Victoria, an important point of view has emerged in The Weekly Times‘ letters to the editor column. Latrobe Valley resident Wendy Farmer, who has first-hand experience of the Hazelwood coal mine fire, has challenged the anti-wind lobby who continue to claim […]
The Capital Wind Farm near Lake George (the one Treasurer Joe Hockey finds ‘offensive’) Wind farms: Up for the job of powering the economy South Australia leads the nation on wind energy and renewables. Wind farms have overtaken coal power plants to provide 35 per cent of the state’s electricity needs. According to market operator […]
Two weeks ago Senator John Madigan (Democratic Labor Party) confounded the chamber by likening the renewable energy sector’s citation of leading Australian and international research on the safety of proximity to wind farms to the Tobacco industries’ manipulation of the medical establishment in the early twentieth century. The invocation of the spectre of such insidious corporate intent, […]
For anyone who has been following the anti-wind farm lobby and their attempts to discredit the wind power sector over the years, this most recent offering might seem like their most desperate yet.