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”

North Queensland wind farm gets approval

The following item comes from The Cairns Post, journalist: Tony Stickley Tablelands Regional Council approves $90m wind farm Tablelands Regional Council yesterday gave permission for a new $90 million wind farm at Evelyn near Ravenshoe – but with stringent conditions. Councillors approved an application by operator Transfield Services to build 17 turbines on the site at Tumoulin Rd. Transfield says the turbines – which are 125m in height, equivalent to a 35-storey building – will produce enough electricity to power 15,000 homes and reduce the carbon dioxide output by 25 million tonnes over the lifetime of the project. Council officers … Continue reading North Queensland wind farm gets approval