Saving the Planet isn’t easy for everyone!
Powerlines and potatoes: the renewable energy transmission project causing angst in central Victoria
By Tim McGlone, The Guardian
In the central highlands north-west of Melbourne, farmers are fighting plans to install 85-metre towers through their properties
For the past year, “PISS OFF AUSNET” has been expertly mown into the rolling green hills at Blampied in Victoria’s central highlands. The quaint, 157-year-old Swiss Mountain Hotel has panoramic views of the scene, which is surrounded by farmland.
Despite the serenity of the setting, the message reveals a community of farmers and tourism stakeholders allied in a dogfight against the company behind the Western Victorian Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).
AusNet, a private company controlled by Canadian alternative energy giant Brookfield Asset…
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