“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)