Wind farms to generate clean power and controversy
If you had neighbours either side of your apartment or your house and they played loud music 24 hours a day, would that make you sick? And you can ring the police and get them to turn it off. I can't ring the police and get them to turn a wind turbine off if it makes me sick.
June 25, 2012
by Timothy McDonald
in ABC AM
TONY EASTLEY: The Clean Energy Council is hopeful that the carbon tax will work alongside other government programs to make renewable energy projects like wind farms more attractive and viable.
At the moment about 2 per cent of Australia's energy is provided by wind power. But the idea of the industry expanding isn't welcomed by some people. Two major wind projects in the New South Wales Central West are facing stiff opposition, as Timothy McDonald reports.
TIMOTHY MCDONALD: A proposed wind farm near Wellington could have as many as 250 turbines which would generate power for 190,000 homes.
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