What price do you put on friendship?

“For four years, a handful of farmers in the district hid a secret that not even a weekly drinks session or years of friendship could drag out. They had covertly opened up their farm gate to wind farm developers, lured by the cash offer of $15,000 for every wind turbine dug into their property — unbeknownst to the mate across […]

Turbine hosts won’t live near wind farm

From The Telegraph, February 22, 2013 By Andrew Carswell THEY are about to subject their neighbours and friends to the low drone and heartache-inducing vibrations of giant wind turbines, built just 2km from their homes. But the vast majority of farmers in the central west who have given wind companies permission to build turbines on […]

Fear and loathing blowing through the bush

From The Daily Telegraph, February 21, 2013 Journalist: Andrew Carswell AGGRIEVED farmers from NSW’s central west are gearing up for the mother of all legal battles, fighting an enemy that has ripped apart their communities and pitted neighbours against each other. Their targets – wind farms. As the federal government fumbles over its proposed report […]