An interesting move on the part of the current Federal Government, essentially cementing Tony Abbott’s clear opposition to the ‘eyesores’ that are wind farms. The directive to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from its shareholders – the Treasurer and the Minister for Finance – essentially denies the possibility for finance for any new wind farms, and speaks volumes about the opinion of the emerging renewable energy technologies held by the current Federal Government.
Such a shame that ideology has again appeared to trump any real action on climate change, the embracing of new and renewable forms of energy security, or, dare I say, anything that might diminish the power of those individuals and corporations who are heavily invested in the resources sector.
Now apparently not satisfied with banning the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from investing in wind farms, the current Federal Government has now extended that ban to solar energy as well.
If this is direct action in response to climate change, then God help the Commonwealth of Australia!
Shame, shame, shame…
Source: Andrew Doohan