Waubra Wednesday #4 – Locals tell their story about wind energy

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.

Tony and Margaret McDonald live in Waubra and neighbour the wind farm.  19 wind turbines.  “We’ve been here since the wind turbines started…”,  said Tony McDonald, “they sound like waves breaking on the ocean shore.”

The McDonald’s say the wind farm hasn’t brought up any ill health effects and take issue with the Waubra Foundation‘s activities. Margaret McDonald thinks not enough has been done to “counter balance the Waubra Foundation.”

What do the McDonald’s have to say about neighbouring one of Australia’s largest wind farms?… Watch the video below to find out.

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