Wind turbines should be placed 'in teal independents' backyards' not on the coast

Published 2022-08-12
Sky News host Jenna Clarke says the wind turbines which are planned to be built off the Australian coast should be placed in more metropolitan areas, such as inner eastern Sydney or Melbourne city.

“Why not whack a couple of wind turbines in there to see how those teal independents feel about their backyard being interrupted by all this new technology,” she told Sky News host Cory Bernardi.

All Comments (21)
  • chairman dan
    Great idea, place them in Labor Lite electorates (so called independents). Steggles chicken - love em!
  • Hot Chihuahua
    Salt and electronics don’t do well together . Put weather , water and high winds in the mix and you have a high maintenance low yield , high cost and unreliable form of low output energy . You can’t get much more negative that this with wind turbines !
  • Kabuki Jo
    Those screaming for more wind turbines do not want them in their own backyards. They want them in YOUR backyard!
  • J Willis
    To date, there has never been a commercial grade windmill produced, that has generated more power than was consumed to create the windmill, windmills breakdown and ruin the environment when they must be dismantled and discarded.
  • Keith Bartlett
    Wind turbines should be banned unless 100% made in Australia
  • Gary Jessup
    Imagine what the Kooyong Drs hair would look like in the wind all day. Like an unbrushed Yak.
  • Leanne Verrier
    Gosh, you are still there after you stepped out on Ukraine?

    Well done!
  • jenni0278
    Agreed everyone that pushes for this nonsense should have to live with it up close and personally
  • Thilli
    Shouldn’t they go where it’s more consistently windy?
  • Allah Akbar
    Place one in front of Bernardi. He can power Geelong.
  • barrie Williams
    Not very well known, but the 50' blades, of which there are usually 3 are not recyclable owing to being manufactured using a combination of plastics and fibreglass. So after their 20-year life span, they are chopped up and finish up in landfills..... How green's that?
  • Seven Dogs
    I can’t wait for ‘the man’ to put windmills in Malibu and Santa Barbara.
  • Sarah J
    Im all for flooding every electorate in the country with these things, where the representative MP has voted for them. You would very quickly find most parliamentarians would suddenly lose their stomach for the ideology.
  • Always Right
    Actually they should strap the teals to the blades and we get to throw rotten tomatoes at them....
  • tassied12
    What's the problem? These turbines will be far enough offshore that they will hardly be an intrusion
  • Timur M
    Как в Австралии влияет алкоголь на домашние носилие. И что делать если алкоголь становится смыслом жизни как бы ухадя от повседневной жизни и суеты.
  • Vivian Louder
    All The Sacrifices You're Going To Make To Save The Planet
  • Dawid B
    Reading 1
    EZ 16:1-15, 60, 63
    The word of the LORD came to me:
    Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.
    Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem:
    By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan;
    your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
    As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut;
    you were neither washed with water nor anointed,
    nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.
    No one looked on you with pity or compassion
    to do any of these things for you.
    Rather, you were thrown out on the ground as something loathsome,
    the day you were born.

    Then I passed by and saw you weltering in your blood.
    I said to you: Live in your blood and grow like a plant in the field.
    You grew and developed, you came to the age of puberty;
    your breasts were formed, your hair had grown,
    but you were still stark naked.
    Again I passed by you and saw that you were now old enough for love.
    So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness;
    I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you;
    you became mine, says the Lord GOD.
    Then I bathed you with water, washed away your blood,
    and anointed you with oil.
    I clothed you with an embroidered gown,
    put sandals of fine leather on your feet;
    I gave you a fine linen sash and silk robes to wear.
    I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms,
    a necklace about your neck, a ring in your nose,
    pendants in your ears, and a glorious diadem upon your head.
    Thus you were adorned with gold and silver;
    your garments were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.
    Fine flour, honey, and oil were your food.
    You were exceedingly beautiful, with the dignity of a queen.
    You were renowned among the nations for your beauty, perfect as it was,
    because of my splendor which I had bestowed on you,
    says the Lord GOD.

    But you were captivated by your own beauty,
    you used your renown to make yourself a harlot,
    and you lavished your harlotry on every passer-by,
    whose own you became.

    Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,
    and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you,
    that you may remember and be covered with confusion,
    and that you may be utterly silenced for shame
    when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.


    Ez 16:59-63

    Thus says the LORD:
    I will deal with you according to what you have done,
    you who despised your oath, breaking a covenant.
    Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,
    and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you.
    Then you shall remember your conduct and be ashamed
    when I take your sisters, those older and younger than you,
    and give them to you as daughters,
    even though I am not bound by my covenant with you.
    For I will re-establish my covenant with you,
    that you may know that I am the LORD,
    that you may remember and be covered with confusion,
    and that you may be utterly silenced for shame
    when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.

    Responsorial Psalm
    ISAIAH 12:2-3, 4BCD, 5-6
    R. (1c) You have turned from your anger.
    God indeed is my savior;
    I am confident and unafraid.
    My strength and my courage is the LORD,
    and he has been my savior.
    With joy you will draw water
    at the fountain of salvation.
    R. You have turned from your anger.
    Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;
    among the nations make known his deeds,
    proclaim how exalted is his name.
    R. You have turned from your anger.
    Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement;
    let this be known throughout all the earth.
    Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
    for great in your midst
    is the Holy One of Israel!
    R. You have turned from your anger.

    See 1 THES 2:13
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,
    but, as it truly is, the word of God.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    MT 19:3-12
    Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,
    “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
    He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning
    the Creator made them male and female and said,
    For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
    and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
    So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
    Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”
    They said to him, “Then why did Moses command
    that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
    He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts
    Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
    but from the beginning it was not so.
    I say to you, whoever divorces his wife
    (unless the marriage is unlawful)
    and marries another commits adultery.”
    His disciples said to him,
    “If that is the case of a man with his wife,
    it is better not to marry.”
    He answered, “Not all can accept this word,
    but only those to whom that is granted.
    Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;
    some, because they were made so by others;
    some, because they have renounced marriage
    for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.
    Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.” +
  • Bob Smith
    I agree . Hey Zali when will Manly have these hideous things ?