Opposition to wind turbines and farms on land and offshore is likely to increase worldwide until significant biological, economic, environmental, and safety issues – including fires (see 1, 2) – are eliminated or greatly reduced (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15). In Australia, commercial fishers are asking to be financially compensated for being forced to give up their rights to fish near wind farm developments. That seems reasonable.
Commercial fishers eyeing compensation as six offshore wind farm zones get green light
Credit: By Peter Somerville and Bec Symons | ABC Rural | www.abc.net.au ~~
Trawl fishers have ramped up calls for compensation following the federal government’s announcement that it will establish six offshore wind energy zones.