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”

Moorabool and Yaloak South wind farms approved

Monday, 01 November 2010: the Moorabool and Yaloak South wind energy facilities, which are planned for locations south of Ballan gained planning approvals today. The $750 million Moorabool Wind Farm will comprise 107 wind turbines and have the capacity to produce up to 321 megawatts of energy, enough to power more than 125,000 homes. The $130 million Yaloak South Wind Farm comprises 14 wind turbines and has a total capacity of 29 megawatts, enough energy to power 11,400 homes. According to the Energy Minister Peter Batchelor, “These wind farm projects will together provide an $880 million boost to Victoria’s regional … Continue reading Moorabool and Yaloak South wind farms approved