SMH and Big Green

Posted by – 20 December, 2011

Fairfax Press, the media outlet that hacked into an ALP database, becomes desperate in trying to explain the opposition to wind farms:

THE anti-wind farm movement that is gaining influence in the NSW Parliament is being ”aided and abetted” by climate sceptic groups and some mining figures.

So apparently it is okay for Big Green Spanish and Indian multi-national corporations to capture public policy making, but anyone else is in league with mining and therefore bad. The anti-wind farm movement is gaining traction because they are being aided and abetted by the reality of high wind farm prices and unreliability of service. There is also the considerable impact on the landscape.

The Premier, Barry O’Farrell, said in August it was his opinion that no new wind farms should be built in NSW, but it is understood there are divisions in cabinet about the issue.

The Nationals MP and Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, said yesterday his anti-wind farm views were well known and he hoped yesterday’s cabinet meeting ”addresses the sins of the past”.

Follow Abbott’s lead – just say no.

  • Futureproof

    It makes me laugh that Greens  (and I’ll use the brain dead Sarah Hanson Young – SHY acronym) think that baseload power can be provided to a city the size of Sydney by wind and solar.  How many hectares of prime farm land would be required to build the infrastructure of wind farms and solar?  In addition, SHY states that we can run the country off renewable energy in 10 years.  10 years!!! OK, with current technology, start building!!  SHY, I think that an area the size of the ACT might power Blacktown – on a sunny and windy day.  Without those two events sorry, your theory is as shallow as the space between your ears.