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 (20)
  • Great idea, place them in Labor Lite electorates (so called independents). Steggles chicken - love em!
  • @jwillis9738
    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.
  • @KabukeeJo
    Those screaming for more wind turbines do not want them in their own backyards. They want them in YOUR backyard!
  • 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 !
  • @keiffy
    Wind turbines should be banned unless 100% made in Australia
  • @sarahj344
    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.
  • @thilli1859
    Shouldn’t they go where it’s more consistently windy?
  • @jenni0278
    Agreed everyone that pushes for this nonsense should have to live with it up close and personally
  • 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?
  • Gosh, you are still there after you stepped out on Ukraine?

    Well done!
  • @tswheel3
    I can’t wait for ‘the man’ to put windmills in Malibu and Santa Barbara.
  • Imagine what the Kooyong Drs hair would look like in the wind all day. Like an unbrushed Yak.
  • @timurm2197
    Как в Австралии влияет алкоголь на домашние носилие. И что делать если алкоголь становится смыслом жизни как бы ухадя от повседневной жизни и суеты.
  • 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