Pollie Watch: Vic Greens leader says anti-wind farm lobby causes stress, anxiety

Greg wind turbine near portland_0Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber (MLC) has joined his federal counterpart Senator Richard Di Natale in identifying anti-wind farm campaigning as the source of stress and anxiety falsely attributed to wind mills.

On Thursday March 1, the Australian Senate debated the anti-wind farm bill  proposed by Senators John Madigan (DLP) and Nick Xenaphon (Ind). Greens Senator Richard Di Natale  gave a powerful speech addressing the alleged health impacts from wind farm noise. Di Natale, a doctor and medical health specialist, said “It is the spread of misinformation that causes harm; not the wind turbines themselves.”

Mr Barber’s office released the following statement on the matter echoing Di Natale’s assessment of the real causes of stress and anxiety:

The Greens say it is the anti wind farm lobby that is causing stress and anxiety amongst wind farm neighbours.“There is no ‘wind turbine syndrome’, only Simon Ramsay Syndrome,” said Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber.“He’s running around scaring people into thinking this mysterious low frequency noise is making them sick.”  Continue reading “Pollie Watch: Vic Greens leader says anti-wind farm lobby causes stress, anxiety”

wind farms and bird kill

One of the enduring myths often raised by anti wind farm campaigners is that wind farms will cause massive death rates of birds. For instance at the wind farm ‘information’ session held in late November in Sunbury it was said that the possible wind farm near Gisborne South would probably take out the Wedgetail Eagles that frequent the area. A number of people we have spoken with in the course of our travels around Victoria who don’t like wind farms (but who aren’t outright climate deniers or sceptics) have relied on the ‘bird kill’ argument. And many of these people … Continue reading wind farms and bird kill

Wind farm project cut back

Wind farm project cut back Adam Morton October 30, 2010 VICTORIA’S largest wind farm proposal has been scaled back after the state government accepted evidence it would damage the view from a heritage-listed property. Planning Minister Justin Madden approved a bid by energy company Origin to build a $1 billion wind farm at Stockyard Hill, between Beaufort and Skipton, about 35 kilometres west of Ballarat. But the 157-turbine farm will be more than a third smaller than the 242-turbine one initially proposed. Origin struck out 30 turbines during public hearings and the government refused another 55 based on the advice … Continue reading Wind farm project cut back