AAP

Wind farm watchdog proposed by government

THE Federal Government has raised the ire of the renewable energy sector by proposing a "wind farm commission".

In a letter to crossbench Senators, Environment Minister Greg Hunt has offered to create a national wind farm commissioner in return for their support of the government's changes to the Renewable Energy Target.

Last week, Prime Minister Tony Abbott described wind farms as ugly and noisy, and boasted that the RET review had cut their proposed numbers.

READ RELATED: 

Pope calls for global approach to tackle climate change

The move follows a Senate committee's call for an "ombudsman" to oversee wind farm complaints, despite many inquiries around the world finding no evidence of health threats from wind turbines.



Clive Palmer's $4 billion coal mine coming to CQ

premium_icon Clive Palmer's $4 billion coal mine coming to CQ

500 jobs will change two tiny towns forever

Morning frost to chill Central Queensland areas this weekend

premium_icon Morning frost to chill Central Queensland areas this weekend

CQ towns will wake up to frosty mornings this weekend

Rockhampton school opens new $3.4m hospitality complex

premium_icon Rockhampton school opens new $3.4m hospitality complex

STUDENTS will have access to vocational training

Local Partners