In September, independent filmmaker Neil Barrett released a short documentary presenting the views of people living near one of Australia’s largest wind farms, located in Waubra, Victoria.
The personal accounts Mr Barrett documents in The Way the Wind Blows demonstrates there is strong support for the wind farm within the Waubra community. The personal accounts tell a positive story and challenge the myths that have emerged about wind energy.
Ken Ewing is a former councillor and Waubra wind farmer. Mr Ewing lives just 800 metres away from turbines. “I’ve heard of the Waubra Foundation… but the Waubra Foundation is really people from outside the Waubra area”, Mr Ewing says in the clip below. “Some come from South Australia, some come from Point Lonsdale. I think that whole thing is a bit of a farce.”
What else does Mr Ewing have to say about living near a wind farm?… Watch the video below to find out.