Victoria’s Premier might think he’s on a winner with his gargantuan push for wind and solar in his State, but his constituents think otherwise. Last week, 500 furious Victorians gathered at Mortlake to reject another of Dan’s neighbourhood nightmares.
STT hears that the mood was as ugly as a paddock full of hundreds of Vestas V112s.
The usual waffle about locals all being in favour of renewable energy (just not in their backyards) gave way to killer points about the utter pointlessness and insane costs of heavily subsidised and completely chaotic wind power.
Plenty simply sealed their arguments with the words ‘South Australia’, which tend to leave the goons that people wind power outfits flummoxed and mumbling about mythical mega-batteries, pixies and unicorns.
Those that are in the business of pushing the case for wind power in Victoria have clearly had the best of it.
These days, the mobs that gather to oppose wind power developments are well-informed, they’re angry and they’re not about to give up.
Here’s a couple of reports on how the game has changed in the blink of an eye.