O’Farrell’s “personal view” is anti-wind
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, already under attack for his policies on the solar bonus scheme, has now been accused of being against wind energy after comments on commercial radio in Sydney.
Speaking on 2GB, O’Farrell said that 19 wind farm applications had been received before the election and none had been lodged since.
“”We haven’t approved any applications and if I had my way we wouldn’t,” he said. “None of this would be necessary if the Federal Government hadnt signed up to a 20 percent renewable energy target.”
The comments prompted a flood of criticism from the renewable energy lobby and caused the Premier to issue a statement attempting to clarify his position.
He said the comments represented his “personal view” and that the government’s policy of commitment to the renewable energy target remained unchanged. NSW created a renewable energy taskforce in July charged with formulating a strategy for the state.
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