SA Liberal wind farm policy
Will the SA Liberals stick with the same anti-renewable energy policies
that are so unpopular with the Australian people that they helped get the
Victorian Liberals thrown out after only one term?
The Victorian Government of Baillieu and Napthine had the most draconian wind
power laws of any government in the world.
It was a policy of giving the
right of veto to any householder within two kilometres of a proposed wind
turbine, not allowing any wind farm to be within five kilometres of a
town and disallowing wind farms in large parts of the state.
It was much easier to get approval to dig a coal mine, build a coal-fired
power station or frack under a valuable aquifer than to build a wind farm.
This policy effectively put a stop to the multi-billion dollar wind power
industry in Victoria, took much needed income away from many farmers, and no
doubt helped to get the government thrown out
on November 29th 2014 after only one term.
(It was the first one-term government in Victoria in sixty years.)
At the time of writing, the South Australian Liberal Party had much the same
Written 2014/12/04, modified 2015/01/19
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