Apologies for the silence the last few days, I have been letter-boxing around Anglesea and talking with people about how they feel about having an extended coal mine in their back yards for another 50 years (some info on that campaign available here). Needless to say, most people aren’t too keen on the idea and are certainly grumpy when you explain that if it was a single wind turbine they would have a right of veto, yet the 2,000 residents that live within 2 km of the Alcoa coal mine don’t have this right.
Will do a report on the Anglesea trip shortly, but in the meantime, I thought I would just post this recent comment that was emailed to us:
Hi, my name is Cheryl, I am 55 yrs old and am involved in my local community as a member of transition south barwon, geelong sustainability and our local lets (local energy transfer system) I’m very passionate about the environment and have supported many issues over the past 30 yrs.
I support community wind farm project for many reasons:
1. They are creating their own resilience as we face “peak oil”
2. Possibility of local jobs for local people
3. Reducing our carbon footprint
4. Setting an example for the rest of the country and the world,that there is not one big answer to the energy crisis
5. I applaud any community for taking positive action on climate change in the way of renewables
“WINDY DAYS MAKE ME HAPPY”