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Perth council rejects city wind power turbines

Perth councillors drew public applause tonight when they denied permission for a new city building to site wind-turbine power generators on its roof. The three bright-red vertical turbines would have reached 9m above the roof of a five-storey building under construction on the southern side of Adelaide Tce, with frontages to Terrrace Rd and Victoria Ave. Neighbours in surrounding high-rise apartments had complained that the Dutch-designed turbines would create a visual eyesore and unnecessary noise, affecting the values of their properties.

Perth councillors drew public applause tonight when they denied permission for a new city building to site wind-turbine power generators on its roof.

The three bright-red vertical turbines would have reached 9m above the roof of a five-storey building under construction on the southern side of Adelaide Tce, with frontages to Terrrace Rd and Victoria Ave.

Neighbours in surrounding high-rise apartments had complained that the Dutch-designed turbines would create a visual eyesore and unnecessary noise, affecting the values of their properties.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said: "No-one is in climate-change denial any longer.

"But the people developing this building don't have to look at these turbines."

Developers had said the turbines, intended to be powder-coated red, would provide 25 per cent of electricity requirements for toilets and lighting in public areas.

It is understood that based on conservative estimates, the energy generated per day could operate 32 big LCD televisions or 60 laptop computers.

The turbines would have cost about $250,000.

Perth councillors drew public applause tonight when they denied permission for a new city building to site wind-turbine power generators on its roof.

The three bright-red vertical turbines would have reached 9m above the roof of a five-storey building under construction on the southern side of Adelaide Tce, with frontages to Terrrace Rd and Victoria Ave.

Neighbours in surrounding high-rise apartments had complained that the Dutch-designed turbines would create a visual eyesore and unnecessary noise, affecting the values of their properties.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said: "No-one is in climate-change denial any longer.

"But the people developing this building don't have to look at these turbines."

Developers had said the turbines, intended to be powder-coated red, would provide 25 per cent of electricity requirements for toilets and lighting in public areas.

It is understood that based on conservative estimates, the energy generated per day could operate 32 big LCD televisions or 60 laptop computers.

The turbines would have cost about $250,000.


Source: http://www.news.com.au/pert...

AUG 5 2008
https://www.windaction.org/posts/16363-perth-council-rejects-city-wind-power-turbines
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