There are ‘problems’ needing to be addressed with offshore wind farms

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Regulation Economics’ Alan Moran says offshore wind farms are “more than twice as expensive” as onshore ones as the government relies on offshore wind farms to fulfill its climate plans.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports dozens of turbines could be installed off Gippsland in Victoria and Wollongong and Newcastle in New South Wales.

“We have problems here because the offshore wind farms are in areas which can be readily visible, often in scenic places,” Mr. Moran told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“We have some problems with, how do we gel that with fishing rights, there are some issues about whale migrations, I don’t know how we’d handle that.”