The media release from the Minister of Planning, Victoria, denying the permit for the Yaloak Wind Farm because of the unacceptable risk to the Wedge-tailed eagle.
Instead, the Government insist that onshore wind farms are the answer to meeting both our energy needs and our carbon dioxide emission targets, despite the fact that:
• wind farms only generate energy when the wind is blowing, and then not too hard
• they can't store energy, but only pass it on for immediate use,
• they are sometimes opposed by local communities for sound environmental and economic reasons, and
• they can only make a tiny contribution to achieving our renewables target .