“With the breeze from your refrigerator door” (Comic Strip)

Mar 30, 2011


“If you thought pink batts were a poorly implemented, badly designed, money-wasting, deadly green disaster, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

“Try wind turbines.

“The [Australian] Government’s rush to make green energy provide 20 per cent of the nation’s power by 2020 is despoiling and dividing once peaceful rural communities, slashing the value of properties, driving people mad with their infrasound throbbing, while driving up electricity prices, and doing absolutely nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“And all of it is subsidised by you, the hapless taxpayer.

“Wind farms are regarded as the most expensive, inefficient way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Wind will never replace fossil fuels because it is not reliable enough to supply base-load electricity, so another form of power always has to be at the ready. On hot, still days when people want air conditioning the turbines don’t move.

“Such are the unforeseen consequences of slap-dash good intentions, which just goes to show the road to hell is paved with green policies.”

—Miranda Devine, The Telegraph.com.au (3/20/11)


  1. Comment by Andreas Marciniak (Waterloo, South Australia) on 04/08/2011 at 7:01 am

    To whom it may Concern.

    I/we would like to let you know about our urgent Concerns!
    I/we have for the effect on our Health the Waterloo wind farm has on us!

    I Andreas Marciniak have never slept so badly;
    From the time the wind farm has been put up on the hill less than 3km away, which is playing havoc with my every day life.
    Headaches, awake all night because of the jet like noise coming over the hill, when the wind comes across from the east to the west, stress ,lack of concentration etc: I feel nauseous when I get woken up at night, the noise and Vibration has a weird effect on me.
    I/we know that you know what is causing this problem, because I’m not the only one with this reaction to the Wind farm,
    This problem also has a massive impact on Property value in and around the town of Waterloo and anywhere near the wind farms.
    I/we have asked around. People know now, and have
    Health problems and noise problems, and resale problems,
    No one wants to live anywhere near wind farms.
    This has now destroyed my future.
    Roaring 40s said at the town meeting in Waterloo they talked to concerned Citizens? I/we have “NOT” seen anyone in this town yet…
    What will you do about “THIS” problem? Or are you going to let the Wind farm make us sick? Financially ruin us? Or make us leave our Homes – So that they can make money for the share holders? So much for GREEN Power?

    Kind regards
    A.J Marciniak

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