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Turnbull govt might appoint an adviser even worse than Maurice Newman

wind-farm-evil-1Scientist who likened wind industry to Hitler floated as potential Turnbull government adviser, The Age, October 1, 2015  Environment and immigration correspondent An expert who has likened the wind industry’s tactics to Hitler and claims the Australian Medical Association’s support for wind power is “corrupt” is among those that Senate crossbenchers want appointed as government advisers on wind power.

The office of Environment Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed he still intends to appoint a scientific committee to advise on the alleged impact of wind turbines on human health, despite the government’s new embrace of renewable energy under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The government will also soon announce who will fill the role of national wind farm commissioner to investigate complaints about wind turbines, despite refusing to appoint a full-time disability commissioner.

The government struck a deal with crossbench senators in June to address “community concerns about wind farms”, including establishing the scientific committee and consulting anti-wind senators when choosing its members.

Leyonhjelm,-DavidSenator David Leyonhjelm has suggested a number of candidates including Bruce Rapley, a New Zealand-based scientific consultant who strongly believes wind turbines negatively affect human health.

Dr Rapley’s position is at odds with findings by the National Health and Medical Research Council that there is no reliable or consistent evidence that wind farms directly cause health problems.

In a submission to a Senate inquiry on wind farms, Dr Rapley said the AMA’s support for the industry was “yet one more example of how corrupt the system has become”………

Australian Wind Alliance national coordinator Andrew Bray said the Turnbull government should “call an end to Tony Abbott’s war on wind” and abolish plans for the commissioner and the scientific panel, saying both would play roles already filled by other agencies including state ombudsmen, environmental regulators and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

October 2, 2015 - Posted by | General News

1 Comment »

  1. We all need to encourage our elected Leaders (and especially those that appoint them) to cut the fossil fuel and nuclear generation “habit” that is holding us back from going 100% Safe Renewable, despite what those that seek to profit from traditional electrical generation say.

    This is a great example of what we are up against:
    How Charles Koch Prevents Clean Energy Businesses From Succeeding

    Only Solar (of all flavors) offers it owners the ability to become energy independent since everything else forces you to be remain “enslaved” to monthly bills from your Utility and/or your gas/fuel Company, now that you can recharge your own eVehicles, thus eliminating yet another monthly expense (after your Solar initial installation is repaid). Then you too can enjoy Energy Freedom, just like the Big Corp.’s are now doing because it makes sense and saves them Big Money every month.


    Comment by CaptD | October 4, 2015 | Reply

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