Rowsley valley, near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

Rowsley valley, near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Rowsley valley, near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. Recent moves to cover the ridge lines of this valley in wind farm turbines have the local community up in arms. This Bracks government plan seems ill conceived for this area. July 2004.

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I checked this out myself yesterday - June 9 2013 - and there are no wind farms there at present. Whether it was the pressure of the locals protesting, or just the economics of the situation, or most likely some combination of the above, that caused the project not to go ahead, I don't know. Given the inefficiency of wind farms in achieving a real power generation improvement it would seem a pity to compromise the beauty of this area with wind farms.

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