Where eagles dare not fly: Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt
Wednesday, April 25 2012 @ 02:42 PM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
- From: The Australian
- April 21, 2012
A DEAD wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent.
Adelaide University has been drawn into a controversy that threatens to spin out of control after one of its masters students asked residents of Waterloo, 120km north of Adelaide, what they really thought about living near windmills and was knocked over in an avalanche of complaint.