Industry spin and uncritical but determined admirers of wind energy have encouraged the political and public view of the wind industry as beyond criticism and critical analysis. In contrast people living in the vicinity of Wind Energy Projects (WEPs) have been suffering both mentally and physically since turbines have appeared in their previously quiet, peaceful and healthy environments.
19 September 2019 By Andrew Thomson- The Warrnambool Standard Calls for guarantees: Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan has asked the state energy minister to assure Great Ocean Road residents they will have power and safety. Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio has been called on to reassure the Apollo Bay community it will have a reliable power … Continue reading ‘New Bushfire Safety System Causing Too Many Power Outages, Switched Off’.
'Experience overseas suggests that, apart from hydro power, renewables are unreliable, uneconomical and very unfriendly to the environment they are claimed to protect. Evidence from places investing heavily in renewables such as Denmark, Germany and California demonstrates they are intermittent power generators needing back-up from conventional energy sources.'-John Mikkelsen
A ship bound from Vietnam has been stopped at the Port of Portland in Victoria after a bio-security officer found the snails on board in a shipment of wind tower components. 'It's the first of nine ships carrying the components from Vietnam due to enter Australia'. - Clare Bickers
'The plaintiffs claim that developers built the project too close to their homes and as a result, have created a number of hazards and adverse health effects, including sleep disturbance, annoyance, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, motion sickness, bodily sensations, fatigue, stress, depression, memory deficits, inability to concentrate, anxiety and an overall reduced quality of life. The complaint says that these effects are largely due to the shadow flicker and loud noise that comes from the turbines when they are in motion.'
'A group, including affected farmers, will take on planning minister Richard Wynne and the project's proponent West-wind Energy at trial after the $1.5 billion Golden Plains wind farm northwest of Geelong was ticked off by the state and federal governments. Objector Hamish Cumming, and Rokewood farmers Adam Walton and Kellie Walton, who are also behind the challenge, say the number of turbines included in the project should be reduced from 228 to about 130 to protect the brolga bird that breed in the area.'-Chad Van Estrop-Geelong Advertiser.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/dad-pulls-son-out-of-school-over-climate-change-brainwashing/ar-AAIcWbk ACA Program- 3.10.19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzJVuq9lcTk A fed-up father has pulled his son out of school and has accused staff of brainwashing children, after the climate movement made its way in to his son's Year 4 classroom. Around the country thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest on climate change, but Matthew Karlos … Continue reading ‘We Shouldn’t Be Worrying’: Boy’s Anger Over Climate Education.