CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Why the wind farm worries?

Two new studies suggest that Australians love wind energy, and that the sector is only one step away from a very successful future. So why does it get such a bad rap?

Climate Spectator

Two new reports about the wind industry in Australia provide good news about the facts, but bad news about the politics.

The first report is from CSIRO, Australia’s peak scientific research organisation, on community acceptance of rural wind farms.

Dr Nina Hall from the CSIRO Science into Society Group was lead author. Hall and her colleagues used several research tools to create a ‘snapshot of community acceptance levels’.


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