Tasmania – Australia’s offshore wind farm? -Guest post by Tom Quirk and Paul Miskelly. Is it possible that Tasmania could become Australia’s offshore wind farm? A proposal by UPC Renewables  an international developer of wind farms, suggests that a 1000 MW wind farm could play on important role in moderating the intermittent supply of electricity from renewable resources.
Suddenly, previously taboo questions are being heard. For example, are the emissions released in the building and installation of turbines ever really offset? Given their major impact on bird mortality and possible links to childhood leukaemia, should the spread of overhead powerlines be limited? And with an estimated 43 million tonnes by 2050 of unrecyclable blade waste, who will pay the cost of decommissioning?
They should have told us before Australia was vandalised with 100 wind farms. But the Greens now finally admit they’re bird-killers.
Tuesday 16 July, 2019 Graham Lloyd- Environment Editor-Front page of The Australian, Environmental crusader Bob Brown has exposed a conspiracy of silence by the Greens and their supporters on the true cost and unintended consequences of renewable power. MORE: Wind farm ‘new Franklin Dam’ | Crusader Brown turns against wind farm Dr Brown yesterday stood by … Continue reading Greens Exposed As Bob Brown Baulks At Turbines In His Backyard