Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological, says Global Industry Group



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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power.

In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.”

You know, like coal mines?

But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms goes much further than dissing them for their looks.

Abbott’s Treasurer Joe Hockey, who also thinks wind farms are “utterly offensive”, has ordered the government’s key clean energy financing fund to stop investing in wind projects.