The Albanese Government, in collaboration with the WA government, is set to announce a significant area reserved for offshore wind farms as part of their plan to reduce state government emissions by 80% by 2030. However, concerns are raised about the potential environmental damage and displacement of the fishing industry.
‘Ideologically driven fantasy’: Labor set to announce massive WA wind farm as part of move to reduce state government emissions by 80 per cent by 2030 Revelations that the Albanese Government is set to release a significant tract of water for offshore wind farming is the latest manifestation of Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s inane and unviable renewables dream, writes Rocco Loiacono.In June 2022, the WA state Labor government announced plans to reduce its own emissions by 80 per cent by 2030.
As part of this transition – I can now reveal in this column that – the Albanese government, together with the WA government, is set to announce very soon a huge area reserved for offshore wind farms. However, given the geographical and economic realities present in WA, any insufficiently planned proposed offshore wind farms will most likely irreparably damage the environment (terrestrial and marine) and unnecessarily displace the fishing industr