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Liberal MP confronted over his rash anti wind farm statements

Wind energy sector hits back at MP, Warrnambool Standard, PETER COLLINS, 25 Jun, 2012   THE wind energy sector has hit back at scathing criticism in Federal Parliament last week by an [MP Sydney-based Liberal Craig Kelly] who described electricity generation by wind turbines as ludicrously inefficient…

. The Clean Energy Council later issued an invitation to Mr Kelly to tour a wind farm and learn how it drives investment in
local communities. South-west Victoria is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regions for wind farm investment.

“The cost of wind energy can be about the same as brown coal in many
cases or only marginally more,” the council’s policy director Russell
Marsh told The Standard.

“Wind power is currently the cheapest type of renewable energy that
can be rolled out on a large scale and is expected to play a major
role under Australia’s renewable energy target of 20 per cent by
2020.”

Mr Marsh said there was no evidence new power stations had to be built
solely to back up wind generation.

“When wind energy is being fed into the system, less power is required
from carbon-intensive sources to meet our energy needs.”
http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/wind-energy-sector-hits-back-at-mp/2601169.aspx

June 26, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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