Zero Sum Game: Industrial Wind & Solar Destroying the Environment to ‘Save the Planet’

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Environmentalists were once known as ‘tree huggers’. Now, a new ‘green’ cult clear-fells them to make way for hundreds of wind turbines or seas of solar panels.

Germany’s Black Forest has been overrun, with chainsaws, bulldozers and blazing torches paving the way for our so-called ‘green’ energy transition. And hundreds of ancient oaks in its thousand-year-old Fairytale Forest, the Reinhardswald, are under threat of being felled and shredded, for the same reason.

So far, Scotland’s wind industry has wiped out over 14 million trees, spread over more than 17,000 acres of the Highlands to clear the way for thousands of these industrial monstrosities; and, no, they don’t replant them – any sizeable tree is an impediment to ‘productivity’, as it interferes with airflow and reduces wind speeds, and therefore wind power output. So, once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Precisely the same slash-and-burn techniques are being employed in northern Queensland’s dryland tropical forests, in order to make way for thousands of these things. As Federal MP, Nationals Leader David Littleproud points out in this interview with Chris Kenny on Sky News, if the modern environmentalists was serious about saving the environment, she would be promoting nuclear power, like there was no tomorrow.

‘Reckless race’ toward wind renewables is ‘degrading’ the environment
Chris Kenny and David Littleproud
Sky News
20 March 2023

Those destroying the Queensland bushland for wind farms in the “reckless race” toward renewables are “forgetting the first principle of what they’re trying to do” which is improve the environment, says Nationals Leader David Littleproud.

“What they’re doing is actually degrading the environment,” Mr Littleproud told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“This isn’t common sense at all when you’re going to have land clearing to the scale that they’re talking about and that’s before you even get to the transmission lines.”


Chris Kenny: Let’s go to Canberra now and catch up with the Nationals leader, David Littleproud of course, who is a senator from Queensland. Thanks for joining us, David. I appreciate your time. Firstly on that, it’s such a paradox to be inflicting environmental damage in the interest of saving the planet supposedly, but is Steven right there? Are their planning controls completely inadequate in Queensland and elsewhere in the country?

David Littleproud: Oh, totally. In this senseless and reckless race towards renewables and about reducing emissions is forgotten the first principle, but what they’re trying to do it is to improve the environment and what they’re doing is actually degrading the environment. This isn’t common sense at all when you’re going to have land clearing to the scale that they’re talking about, and that’s before you even get to the transmission lines. And that’s not just in Queensland, there’s 28,000 kilometres of transmission lines, new transmission lines that have to come in for these renewable energy projects. And, you have to wonder about the social conscience also of these corporates that are undertaking this. Is it more about profit or is it more about what they say it is, about trying to reduce emissions and improve the environment? Because they’re not, you don’t have to go too far south of there also to Yongala where the state government’s going to spend $12 billion in the biggest hydro project in our nation’s history and take out 770 hectares of pristine landscape.

And, you haven’t heard boo from the Greens about the fact that, again, this is probably ecologically, but also engineeringly one of the most challenging projects they’ll ever do and the only thing I’ll have to disagree with Steven on is that it’s not just our natural environments, also our agricultural landscape. I was in Wagga Wagga last week and we are going to see outside the New South Wales government renewable energy zone 1,000 acre… This is a 1,000 acre solar farm that’s going over productive landscape. That’s going to take away food security for Australians and the world by us putting it in place, these solar farms on productive landscape. Now, there is a solution to this. I’m not against us reducing emissions. The Nationals have long held the view that we can use this thing called small scale modular nuclear. We only have to peak over the Pacific. The technology is emerging. We can put in place the small scale modular nuclear technology, particularly where existing coal-fired power stations are and may shut down and we can plug them in without transmission lines.

Chris Kenny: Absolutely.

David Littleproud: And, that’s just common sense and we can protect the environment and keep a productive landscape.

Chris Kenny: It’s a tiny environmental footprint compared to wind and solar as we’re seeing. Apologies, I think when I introduced you, I inadvertently demoted you to a Senator there, David

David Littleproud: Might go there to retire, mate.

Chris Kenny: Exactly.

Sky News