[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind farms divide rural communities  

Credit:  Bush Telegraph, www.abc.net.au 10 April 2011 ~~

With a carbon tax on the horizon, attention is turning to renewable energies that could minimise our carbon load, but the increasing use of wind farms remains a divisive issue in many rural communities.


A senate committee looking into the social and economic effects of rural wind farms has received 900 submissions and has delayed its final report until early next month.

Senator Rachel Siewert, who chairs the committee, explains the arguments for and against wind power which have been presented to the inquiry.

Victorian planning minister, Matthew Guy, discusses new laws which give residents the power to stop any wind farm within two kilometres of their home.

Russell Marsh from the Clean Energy Council paints a picture of cooperation between the industry and the Victorian government.

Source:  Bush Telegraph, www.abc.net.au 10 April 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.