Earth to Tony Abbott and co…
If elected, a Coalition government will hold another ‘expert’ inquiry into the alleged health impacts of wind farms. But a poll at The Age newspaper shows a whopping 73 percent of readers think another parliamentary inquiry is unnecessary.
Contrary to the dubious claims of anti-wind farm activists, the technology has a clean bill of health. More than 17 peer-reviewed studies have shown turbines do not affect health—that of humans, animals or even earthworms (as suggested by some anti-wind energy campaigners). Australia’s authority on public health research, the National Health and Medical Research Council, says (2010) ‘There is currently no published scientific evidence to positively link wind turbines with adverse health effects.’
It’s time for Australia to get on with the job of rolling our renewables. Rather than another inquiry into wind farms and health, Yes 2 Renewables urge the Coalition to commit to an inquiry on how Australia can accelerate its transition from polluting fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy.