12 June, 2015. 11:00
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described wind farms as “visually awful”, saying he wishes the Howard government, of which he was a member, had never implemented the Renewable Energy Target (RET) policy.
“When I’ve been up close to these things, not only are they visually awful, but they make a lot of noise,” Mr Abbott told Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones on Thursday.
“I mean, if we have to designate a certain part of regional Australian to the long-term existence of man-made structures in order to power our homes, I would pick coal or oil – or CSG”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, watching foreign owned coal and gas corporations tear our Australian soil apart in the quest for fossil fuels is far more attractive than some dumb-arse wind turbine.
This isn’t the first time Abbott has made reference to his object sexuality.
“Those fracking drills are sexy AF” he tweeted late last year, after visiting the once thriving agricultural hub known as the Darling Downs in western Queensland.
Abbott continued on his anti-renewable campaign when speaking to Jones on 2GB yesterday.
“Turbines are so kitsch. I can’t believe people want them installed on their own properties. All they do is kill birds and hum like a ceiling fan.”
“We are a stylish nation and we need to power our country in style,”