Liberal candidate for Australia’s most marginal seat of Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, has refused to be drawn into a debate about her stance on wind energy.
Last week, Yes 2 Renewables and the local group Surf Coast Air Action raised questions about Ms Henderson’s stance after she endorsed the Baillieu era planning amendments which banned new wind farms in the windiest parts of the state.
The efforts of Y2R and SCAA sparked interest in the region and was reported on by The Surf Coast Times.
A week out from election day, there’s still time for Ms Henderson to reexamine her stance and adopt a position consistent with community views.
Over three quarters of Australians support more wind farms. The Surf Coast Energy Group had plans of a community-owned wind farm project and Surf Coast Air Action will soon undertake a research report on how to transition from polluting coal power to clean renewable energy sources such as wind.