Adani vs wind farms

Tweed Daily News - - OPINION NEWS -

ONCE the Adani coal mine is scut­tled, some­one should ask Get-up and their sup­port­ers what they will put in its place. Wind farms? You’ve got be jok­ing. They de­face the lo­cal land­scape , slice and dice bats and birds and pro­duce very little power. What hap­pens when the wind re­fuses to blow? No one seems to know how much of our money has been swal­lowed in sub­si­dies. One es­ti­mate - and it is just that puts the cost at $2.95 bil­lion.

The over­seas ex­pe­ri­ence is il­lu­mi­nat­ing. One gentle­man in Bri­tain, now a multi-mil­lion­aire, ad­mits to re­ceiv­ing the equiv­a­lent of $64 mil­lion. In parts of Wales, they are now so hated that signs have gone up along roads and fences say­ing “No Tur­bines.” Here, some farm­ers con­sider them­selves lucky to get a de­cent night’s sleep, such is the low fre­quency noise from the ro­tor blades of these mon­sters.

All this to sat­isfy to meet a myth­i­cal Re­new­able En­ergy Tar­get and in the breasts of Get-up and the Greens a warm in­ner glow. — PC and Jane Wilson,


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